Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

October 15, 2017
Message From the Dean
New SPH Pilot Projects Funded in Fall 2017
Upcoming Signature Event
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
OCT 17
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Stepped Care Beneficial After Hurricanes
Stepped care approach has greater population impact than previously applied interventions for early treatment of individuals with PTSD.
Dean's Note
Shifting the Frame on Choice
On engaging with choice at a higher level—choice that shapes the context in which we live—as part of the core mission of public health.
In Conversation With
[DO.] ‘Two Problems, Aligned Right, Can Solve Each Other’
Student Maria Vertkin on Found in Translation, why the best potential medical interpreters are stuck in poverty, and the difference between medicine and veterinary science.
Genes Influence Aging into 90s—But Not Beyond
People who live into their 90s or 100s can offer important lessons about healthy aging.
Alumni News
[DO.] In Malawi, Finding Ways to Improve Health
Alumnus and Global Health Corps fellow Vadim Kogan works on healthcare quality improvement in Malawi under specter of US aid cuts.
Towards a More Comprehensive Surveillance of Obesity
One part of the story of the US obesity epidemic remains to be told: weight across the lifetime of individuals.
Use of Sedating Medications Contributes to Overdose Risk in People with Substance Dependence and HIV
People living with HIV are at increased risk of multiple drug prescribing to treat HIV and other health conditions.
Recently at SPH
‘Collective Repetition of Ideas Is Key’
At Public Health Forum, Daniel Fox, president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund, discussed ways in which epidemiology can be used to better understand politics and policy making.
In the Media
Here Is One Correlation between State Gun Laws and Mass Shootings — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Wall Street Journal
Training Ground for Military Trauma Experts: US Gun Violence — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Pacific Standard
We Talked to Five Public Health Experts about the CDC’s New Anti-Opioid Campaign. They Don’t Think It’s Going to Work — quotes William DeJong, professor of community health sciences.
Can You Believe That Latest Chocolate Study? Boston U Podcast Helps Sort It Out — quotes Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
The Hill
Immigration Reform Is Still Possible and Conservatives Can Lead the Way — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
The Guardian
‘A Third of People Get Major Surgery to Be Born’: Why Are C-sections Routine in the US? — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
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[DO.] Associate Dean Harold Cox’s Response to Recent Natural Disasters
In the span of about one month, a large area of the world has been hammered by natural disasters. Dean Harold Cox shares his thoughts and ideas for action during this time of devastation.
Mortality Following Hurricane Sandy
Understanding the patterns of health effects of destructive storms, especially deaths, is key to developing federal and state plans to mitigate against them.
Winter Institute Course: Monitoring and Evaluation
The popular Summer Institute course returns this winter—"Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs" with SPH Professors Nancy Scott and Nafisa Halim. January 8–10, 2018.
Looking Ahead
Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BUSPH Stories
Friday, October 20, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, October 31, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, October 31, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
Alumni Reception at the Annual APHA Meeting
Monday, November 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, One CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
All School Retreat for Faculty and Staff
Friday, November 3, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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