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Best of 2018
SPH This Week
December 30, 2018
Dean's Note
Resolutions for a Healthier World
Three ideas for advancing health in the New Year, guided by our core purpose: “Think. Teach. Do.”
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.
SPH Debuts First All-Digital Winter Institute
In January, Population Health Exchange will unveil three digital-only continuing education programs.
The US Treatment of Immigrants Is a Human Rights Crisis. It Has Been for Years
The recent family separation policy is just one more example of the abuses inflicted on the men, women, and children who arrive at our border.
Activist Lab
Scenes from the Walkout
In March, more than 300 Medical Campus students, faculty, and staff walked out of classes and offices to demonstrate solidarity with victims of gun violence in Parkland, Florida.
Public Health Post
The Monthly Shaming of Women in State Prisons
Access to sanitary menstrual products is considered a basic human right in European prisons. Not so in the United States.
School News
Hundreds Gather for Gala Honoring Those ‘Changing the World’
At For the Future of Public Health Gala on November 1, SPH honored students and organizations for their dedication and commitment to creating better health conditions for all people.
Religious Refusal Laws Harm Sexual Minority Mental Health
State laws permitting denial of services to same-sex couples increase mental distress among sexual minority adults.
Alumni News
Alum Joins Ayanna Pressley’s DC Team After Historic Win
Lynese Wallace, Pressley's current research director, will join legislative team in January.
SPH This Year 2018

Public health education: What’s next, and what’s after that.

Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: 2018

Scenes from the past year, from the Boston Homeless Survey to the Barkley Holiday Party.

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.
The New Yorker
The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
National Geographic
What This Unprecedented 13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
Police Shootings and Mental Health — interview with Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
The Hill
Transgender Rights Are Constitutional Rights — opinion by Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
The Midterms Were a Step Towards a Healthier US — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Globe Magazine
Is Boston Getting Noisier? This App Is Designed to Help Us Find Out — profiles Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health; quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
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Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, January 8, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Merchants Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, CA.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, January 25, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Monday, January 28, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, January 29, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poor Health: How Can Public Health Be Part of the Solution?
Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 1, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
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