Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
November 6, 2016
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
A November Note
Politics and Public Health
On Knowledge and Values
Meeting the Challenge of Obesity
Athletics and Health
Election Will Have Long-Term Consequences for ACA
[VIDEO] Changes to healthcare law, from expansion to repeal, largely depend on whether Republicans retain control of Senate.
Weighing College Food Wasteand How to Fix It
[VIDEO] Student Thomas Vu worked with Campus Kitchens Project to turn excess cafeteria food into meals for food-insecure Bostonians.
Detangling the Roots of Black Hair and Health
[VIDEO] Student Kirsten Minor illuminates chemical exposure risk for hairdressers and their clients.
Professor Elected VP of International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
Richard Saitz began two-year term in July 2016.
Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Not Effective in Reducing Infant Deaths in Africa
Results in Zambia raise questions about efforts to scale up use of chlorhexidine wash globally.
Alcohol Policies Contribute to Suicide Prevention
Policies limiting liquor store density or imposing taxes on alcohol shown to have protective effect in reducing suicides.
Safety-Net Hospitals Cut Readmissions, But Changes to Penalty Program Urged
Hospitals that serve large populations of poor patients bear largest share of penalties.
"Nobody Has More Respect for Women Than I Do"
Donald Trump's "respect" claim throughout this election has belied both his misogyny and his lack of accountability.
by Emily F. Rothman
RECENTLY AT SPH
"The US Health System Has Never Served All Americans"
[VIDEO] At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton detailed 2,500-year history of health disparities in Western medicine.
"We Cannot Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good"
[VIDEO] At Dean's Seminar, panel of experts discussed future of healthcare reform in context of upcoming election.
"Public Health Emerged Out of Crisis"
[VIDEO] At Public Health Forum, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Dean of Practice Joshua Sharfstein discussed tools to take on public health's new challenges.
"Direct Prejudice Is Not the Issue"
[VIDEO] At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Lydia Villa-Komaroff discussed equality and equal opportunity in STEM fields.
IN THE MEDIA
New York Times
After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of The Darkness quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
What Corporate Wellness Programs Get Wrong About Health opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
How a Mans Sleep Habits May Affect His Fertility quotes Lauren A. Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Paper Reveals Sodas Controversial Relationship with Health Groups mentions Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Why U.S. Women Still Die During Childbirth references study co-authored by Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences, and Howard Cabral, professor of biostatistics.
Massachusetts Mobilizes to Help Haitian Relief quotes alumnus Conor Shapiro.
Public Health ForumThe Good Life: Working Together to Promote Opportunity and Improve Population Health and Well-Being
Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 pm 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
40th Anniversary Gala
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm 9:00 pm, The State Room, 60 State Street.
Dean's SymposiumHow Does Where You Live Affect Your Health?
Thursday, December 1, 8:30 am 3:45 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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