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SPH This Month

March 4, 2018
Message from the Dean
Engaging Alumni Leadership in the Work of the School
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Mar 6
6 to 8 p.m.
Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC
Dean's Notes
02.18   Legislating to Build a Healthier World
02.11   For Health, We Need Compassion
02.04   On Challenging Our Perspectives
01.28   Why Does DACA Matter?
Alumni News
Alumna Leads Space for Children to Grieve
Liz Cohen appointed executive director of Children’s Room, program to support children and their families after death of parent or sibling.
Police Shootings Reflect Structural Racism
States with greater residential segregation of Black and White populations have higher racial disparities in fatal police shootings of unarmed victims.
Marijuana Use Does Not Lower Chances of Getting Pregnant
Conception probabilities are similar among couples that use marijuana and those that do not.
School News
Professor Featured in New York Times Magazine Cover Story
Work of Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences, featured in cover story on teenagers and online porn.
After Nassar: Confronting the Root Causes of Sexual Violence in Youth
It's time to take a closer look at our norms around sexuality, relationships, and consent.
Why Is HIV Incidence Dropping in Uganda?
A study of HIV prevention in Uganda helps underscore the difference between “efficacy” and “effectiveness.”
Hits, Not Concussions, Cause CTE
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology is present after head impact, even in absence of signs of concussion.
School News
SPH Community Members Participate in Boston Homeless Census
Faculty, students, staff, and alumni joined more than 300 volunteers to gather data on number of people living on streets, in shelters, or in other impermanent situations.
School News
‘Live to Learn’
Learn more about the first-year successes of Population Health Exchange, as well as next year’s initiatives to further lifelong learning.
Recently at SPH
‘We Have to Make It Easier to Get Help Than to Get High’
Dean’s Seminar, US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams urged partnerships across sectors to put evidence-based strategies into practice against opioid epidemic.
‘It Doesn't Work That Way’
At Public Health Forum, Sally Satel, resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute and consulting psychiatrist with Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling Clinic, asked audience members to rethink common understandings of both addiction and treatment.
‘Listen, Listen, Listen’
At annual Bicknell Lecture, Joshua Archambault, senior fellow on health care policy at the Pioneer Institute; alumna Brandi Harless, mayor of Paducah, Kentucky; and Shari Rudavsky, health and medicine reporter at the Indianapolis Star, discussed ways to bridge political and cultural divisions to advance population health.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
The New York Times Magazine
What Teenagers Are Learning from Online Porn — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences; and alumna Nicole Daley.
US Police Shootings Reflect Structural Racism Across States, Study Finds — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
5 Medical Stories You Should Be Reading Now — quotes Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
A Mom Fights to Get an Education for Her Deaf Daughters — opinion by alumna Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni.
How One Parent Pushed Back When a School Encouraged Kids to Wear Patriots Gear — opinion by doctoral student Kate Mitchell.
Popular Science
Your Weight Affects How Long You Live—But It’s Extremely Complicated— quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
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What Is the Transgender Rights Initiative?
Meet the newest Activist Fellow, Iris Olson, and get a taste of what we are working on for the fall: the Transgender Rights Ballot Initiative.
Registration for Summer Institute 2018 Is Now Open
Join us again on the SPH campus for the PHX Summer Institute! This year, program topics include data visualization, intervention strategies, monitoring and evaluation, and more.
The Opioid Crisis: Implications for Addiction Management
Prescribing practices, while an important part of the story, are unlikely to fully explain the opioid crisis. An examination of the communities most affected over time suggests a process driven by severe economic strain and protracted war.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues
Monday, March 19, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Auditorium, 670 Albany Street.
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Value-Based Pricing: Panacea, Building Block, or Pipe Dream?
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Monday, March 26, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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