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February 3, 2019
 
 
 
Message from the Dean
 
Save the Dates
 
 
 
Upcoming Signature Programs
 
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
 
 
Feb 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
 
 
Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th St., New York, NY
 
 
Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
 
 
Feb 6
4:30 to 6 p.m.
 
 
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
 
 
Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
 
 
Feb 12
8:30 a.m.to 2:05 p.m.
 
 
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
 
 
Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact
 
 
Feb 27
4:30 to 6 p.m.
 
 
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
 
 
 
 
Dean's Notes
 
 
01.13   Public Health Means Mental Health
 
 
01.06   The Burden of Substance Misuse
 
 
 
Research
 
 
Youth Suicides More Prevalent in States with Higher Gun Ownership
 
Every 10 percentage-point increase in state household gun ownership associated with 26.9 percent increase in overall youth suicide rate.
 
 
School News
 
 
'Life Somehow Takes You Where You Have to Be'
 
Inaugural Tramuto Foundation Scholarship recipient Maria Marquez on peer collaboration, being open to other perspectives, and enacting long-term change in her home country of Colombia.
 
School News
 
 
Professor Joins Board of Law and Medicine Society
 
Nicole Huberfeld appointed to board of nonprofit to which she has belonged for more than 15 years.
 
Viewpoint
 
 
Justice for Cyntoia Brown: A Call to Action for Public Health
 
It is time to preventively address the inherent violence, trauma, and mental health challenges behind the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
 
 
School News
 
 
Professor Appointed Vice President of New England Fertility Society
 
Shruthi Mahalingaiah previously served on organization’s research committee.
 
Research
 
 
Stress Disorders Increase Risk of Dementia
 
Even stress disorders not considered severe or chronic associated with higher dementia rates, particularly among men.
 
PHX
 
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PHX Practically Speaking: Understanding the Exposure Disease Pathway
 
Professor Jennifer Schlezinger explains essential framework used by professionals to discover and address environmental health problems.
 
Activist Lab
 
 
The Power of Community Gardens to Improve Health
 
Recent SPH graduate Reann Gibson on Activist Bucks program and undeniable power of community gardens to improve health.
 
 
 
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
 
 
 
 
In the Media
 
 
CNN
 
A Deal to End Shutdown Is within Reach — opinion by alum Ali Noorani.
 
 
Wall Street Journal
 
Why Are People Wearing Earplugs in Church? Hint: It’s Not the Sermon — quotes Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health.
 
 
New Yorker
 
Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
 
 
European Sting
 
Why Climate Change Matters for Future Health Professionals — opinion co-authored by alum Emma Aneshansley.
 
 
Reuters
 
Gay Fathers Face Stigma as Parents — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
Fortune
 
Ahead of Martin Luther King Day, Remembering That Health Is Impossible without Justice — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
 
 
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Converting Grants into Action
 
Student project used Activist Bucks micro-grants to launch reading program for homeless.
 
 
 
 
 
It’s Time for Americans to Stop Sleeping on Sleep
 
Americans, especially people of color, are significantly more likely to report sleeping six hours or less.
 
 
 
 
 
Is ADHD Over-Diagnosed?
 
Looking at study using month of birth to explore whether attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is over-diagnosed, and discussing study on how patients feel about having their clinical trial data shared.
 
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
 
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th St., New York, NY.
 
 
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
 
Wednesday, February 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
 
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact
 
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditoriumn.
 
 
DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
 
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
 
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Gage, 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.
 
 
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Digital Advocacy Strategies to Promote Public Health and Health Equity
 
Monday, March 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
 
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Philadelphia—ENAR 2019
 
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Strangelove’s, 216 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA
 
 
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