Sunday, September 8, 2013

Research article accepted for publication

Our research article has been accepted for publication in the American Podiatric Medical Association. Look forward to it coming out within in an upcoming issue!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


We are pleased to announce our latest publication in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Jan/Feb 2012. View Abstract. This was a review of pertinent literature regarding homeless foot care. We are in the process of finishing our article with our survey results very soon.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

APHA Conference Denver

We will be presenting our project at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Denver, CO on November 9.

More info at the APHA website:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pending Journal Publication

We are pleased to announce our pending publication in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association a review of the literature on lower extremity public health issues, especially regarding the homeless.

Research Poster at APMA National Scientific Meeting July 2010

We've just about finished analyzing all our research and are pleased to share our interesting findings at the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) National Scientific Meeting from July 15-18 in Seattle, Washington.

Basically, our study demonstrated the presence of risk factors among the homeless surveyed that could have potentially limb-threatening sequelae. Compounded with lack of resources and prompt medical care, lower extremity problems are prone to worsen before they are attended to. The majority of subjects studied were on their feet for long periods of time, making their feet prone to injury. Although many demonstrated effort in proper foot hygiene, there was a high number of subjects who had poor general health habits such as smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use. Given the fact that nearly a third have sought medical treatment for foot problems, and a good percentage reported previous foot injury, chronic foot pain, or neuropathic symptoms, this study further illustrates the vulnerability of the homeless population for potentially serious lower extremity conditions.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Busy Analyzing Results

We have almost finished the arduous task of analyzing just about 300 surveys! We are number crunching to figure out just what our population is like, the foot health care practices they take, and to figure out the prevalence of what lower extremity conditions our cohort self-reported.

Literature Review Submitted to JAPMA!

Since the National Foot & Ankle Review did not publish for this past year, we decide to submit our review to the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. We did a literature search to find all the research done so far on foot and ankle care needs of homeless populations. All articles emphasized the need to bring attention to this important public health issue. Currently under review by JAPMA - we look forward to publication!