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

SPH This Week

January 13, 2019
High-Risk Drinking Common in South Africa
Larger-than-average container size is factor most strongly associated with risky consumption levels.
Dean's Note
Public Health Means Mental Health
We pay far less attention to the prevention of mental illness than we should. Thoughts on why addressing mental health, and the stigma that can surround mental illness, should be core to the work of public health.
Public Health Post
Social Connectedness and Public Health
Using Facebook data, these researchers explored how geography and historic migration movements impact social networks.
Alumni News
‘Unlike Anything You’ll Ever Do in Life’
Alum Samatha Cordova on training to become prevention medicine specialist in US Army Reserves.
Activist Lab
Converting Grants into Action
Student project used Activist Bucks micro-grants to launch reading program for homeless.
Professor Appointed Vice President of New England Fertility Society
Shruthi Mahalingaiah previously served on organization’s research committee.
Ryan White Program Effective for HIV Care
Uninsured patients receiving care through program achieved consistent viral suppression as well as those who transitioned to Medicaid or private insurance.
Winter Institute Brings Skill Building Home for Participants
PHX hosted a successful virtual Winter Institute that allowed participants to update their Story Mapping and Geographical Information Systems skills from their home or office, or on the go.
School News
Professor Stanley Lemeshow Receives L. Adrienne Cupples Award
Stanley Lemeshow honored for his teaching and research in field of biostatistics.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Should You Quit Drinking for Dry January? Here’s What Experts Say — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
Los Angeles Times
Would a DNA Test Help You Stick to Your Diet? — quotes Catharine Wang, associate professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Democrats Can Fix the Affordable Care Act — opinion by Jon Kingsdale, associate professor of the practice, health law, policy & management.
Why Are Black Residents in Massachusetts More Likely to Die Young? — quotes Candice Belanoff, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
Boston Public Radio Full Show: 01/03/19 — interview with alum Ali Noorani.
View all media posts
Looking Ahead
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, Talbot Building.
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.
View full SPH calendar