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SPH This Month

November 4, 2018
Message from the Dean
A Semester To Be Thankful For
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. San Diego–APHA Conference
Nov 12
6 to 8 p.m.
Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA
Dean's Notes
10.21   How We Define “Freedom” Matters for Our Health
10.14   How Art Reflects the Conditions That Create Health
09.30   Changing the Structures That Enable Sexual Harassment and Assault: A Public Health Imperative
09.23   Health Is an Extension of Politics
Stress Reduces Fertility in Women
Higher reported stress levels associated with lower chance of conception for women, but not men.
The Hidden Health Crisis of Eviction
Policies that reduce evictions are necessary for advancing health equity and improving public health across the country.
Identifying Drug-Resistant Hotspots Can Provide Roadmap to Reduce Tuberculosis
Near real-time surveillance method could inform interventions and monitor progress against TB in South Africa.
In Conversation With
‘This Stuff Changes the World’
Alumna Chase Crossno on using theater in public health, how singing to her collection of rocks led to teaching at a medical school, and the power of saying ‘yes, and.’
Alumni News
Alumna Named Healthy Policy Champion
Brandi Harless, mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, honored for her leadership in enacting stronger smoke-free ordinance.
School News
SPH Debuts First All-Digital Winter Institute
In January, Population Health Exchange will unveil three digital-only continuing education programs.
PHX Podcast
Is Smog Really Affecting Our Minds?
Taking on study from China on relationship between smog and cognitive function, and discussing new policy by EU funders preventing their grantees from publishing in paywalled journals.
School News
Doctoral Student Selected for Criminal Justice Public Health Training Program
Erika Crable will participate in two-year Lifespan/Brown University Criminal Justice Research Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities.
Recently at SPH
Sexual Violence Class Becomes Forum on Kavanaugh Hearings
SPH event draws crowd of 200 faculty, staff, administrators, and students, elicits anger and dismay.
‘Education Alone Does Not Have Impact’
At Dean’s Symposium, speakers from both private sector and academic public health debated ways in which cross-sectional collaborations can effect behavior change and advance shared population health goals.
‘The Profits from Exploiting Poor People Are Too High’
At SPH Reads event, panelists discussed health impacts of eviction and housing insecurity.
‘Trust Has To Be Built; It Cannot Be Assumed’
At Public Health Forum, author and Stanford social psychologist Claude Steele spoke on need to bring diverse communities together to fight stereotype threat.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Ending Sexual Violence by Raising Better Boys — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Washington Post
The Health 202: Maryland Lawsuit Aims to Uphold ACA’s Constitutionality — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
BNN News
Mothers Tell Story of Health Care Divide — interview with alumna Fatima Dainkeh.
Mother Jones
The EPA’s Bold New Idea Has Massive Implications for Public Health — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
More Research on ‘Dying Healthy’ Will Also Help Us Live Healthier — opinion co-authored by George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management, and Dean Sandro Galea.
Texas Tribune
Kavanaugh Hearings, Michael Avenatti and More Texas Tribune Festival Highlights — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
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The Midterm Elections: Finding Your Voice in Today’s American Politics
An overview of what’s at stake on Tuesday, why voting in the midterms is important, and what you can still do to get politically involved.
Mayors and Health Commissioners on Their City’s Health
Public opinion research is a tool for policy advocacy to reduce health disparities. What do US city mayors and health commissioners think and know about health disparities in their cities?
Webinar: Why Should We Care about Urban Hospital Closings?
Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management, examines the reasons behind hospital closings and the consequences in access, cost, and quality of care.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. San Diego–APHA Conference
Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Urban Health: State of the Science
Thursday, December 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–The “Skinny” on Health Disparities among Asian Americans: Biological, Behavioral, and Social Determinants
Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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