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SPH This Month

December 3, 2017
Message From the Dean
Closing Out the Year
Upcoming Signature Program
Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
Dec 12
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Notes
11.19   Learning from Recent Disasters: Three Lessons for Public Health
11.12   We Are All to Blame for Texas
10.29   When Should Schools Take Sides?
10.22   Our Neighborhoods, Our Health
Alumni News
Scenes from APHA Alumni Reception
Alumni, faculty, staff, and students gathered at CNN Center in Atlanta during 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.
In Conversation With
‘Who Is Most Affected by Our Research?’
Madeleine Scammell on working directly with communities for environmental health, public distrust of science, and a win-win in Chelsea.
Alumni News
Professor Honored for Work on Cancer Disparities
Julie Palmer, associate director of Slone Epidemiology Center, awarded Distinguished Lecture at 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) cancer disparities conference.
Gun Violence in the US Kills More Black People and Urban Dwellers
Within our nation’s cities, black Americans are, on average, eight times more likely to be killed by firearms than those who are white.
Alumni News
Alumna Honored by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Veronica Vieira received Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award at 29th Annual ISEE Scientific Conference in Sydney, Australia.
Trump’s Opioid Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough
Additional resources and monetary support are needed in order to expand opioid addiction treatment and prevention programs.
Alumni News
Alumni Teach New Ways to Tell Stories via Data
Jessica Malenfant and T. Scott Troppy will demonstrate use of compelling public health "story maps" during PHX Winter Institute.
School News
Activist Lab Debuts New ‘Life on Albany’ Photos
Liam Hunt unveiled latest additions to ongoing photographic project documenting stories of SPH’s neighbors experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.
Recently at SPH
‘We Were Able to Say the Words We Weren’t Allowed to Say’
At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, All Souls author Michael Patrick MacDonald discussed coming together across neighborhood and race to give voice to pain and to find community.
In the Media
New York Times
How to Reduce Shootings — mentions Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
3 Steps We Can Take on Gun Violence—Now — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
New York Daily News
The Smart Way to Counter Terrorism vs. Trump’s Way: Lessons in the Wake of the ISIS-Inspired Attack in Manhattan — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
Trump Wants to Replace Birth Control with the Dubious ‘Calender Method’ — quotes student Kristyn Brandi.
What the American Dream Means to Chinese Restaurant Families — interview with student QingWai Wong.
Pacific Standard
The Embarrassing State of US Maternal Healthcare Data — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Why Are Americans Still So Afraid of the Flu Vaccine? — quotes Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
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Viewpoint: Choosing Action over Resignation
Activist Lab staff member Emily Barbo shares her reaction to the shooting in Sutherland Springs and how she found her way to action.
Winter Institute Program
Learn how to plan an intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, and evaluable in Intervention Strategies in Public Health with SPH Professor Jacey Greece. January 8-12, 2018.
Better Needs Assessments for Better Education Outcomes
Children of color and those from low-income families are most affected by the low performance of US public schools.
Looking Ahead
Alumni Network Express
Friday, December 8, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Healthier Book Talk NYC
Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Healthier Book Talk DC
Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Army & Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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