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SPH This Week
| Issue 200 |

March 3, 2019
 
 
 
 
Messages from the Dean
 
Celebrating 200 Issues of SPH This Week
 
Submit Nominations for Annual Awards
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Signature Programs
 
The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
 
 
Mar 5
1 to 2:30 p.m.
 
 
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
 
 
Mar 5
6 to 8 p.m.
 
 
The Gage, 24 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
 
 
 
 
Dean's Note
 
 
We Need a Health New Deal
 
The case for a political program to promote health in all polices, address the core determinants of health, and change the national health conversation.
 
 
Research
 
 
Several Factors Linked to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Levels in Black Women
 
Levels of BPA, parabens, and other chemicals vary with BMI, education level, and season.
 
PHX
 
 
Summer Institute 2019 Spotlight: Intro to GIS
 
Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with your public health data during the PHX Summer Institute this June. Professor Kevin Lane will teach you how to create high-quality digital maps to support decision-making during this 20-hour program.
 
 
School News
 
 
SPH and Guns
 
“Tackling Gun Violence” conversation with Massachusetts leaders on March 11 is next in SPH’s many engagements with issue.
 
 
Research
 
 
Clinical Genetics/Genomics Needs Behavioral Sciences
 
To unlock full population health potential of genetics and genomics, field must integrate with behavioral medicine.
 
Activist Lab
 
 
‘I Have Developed a Greater Awareness of Local Systematic Issues’
 
Student Allison McBride on her work at AHOPE, challenges faced by those with substance use disorders, and how we can all get involved in this outreach.
 
 
Q&A
 
 
‘We See Pregnant Women Lose Their Right to Bodily Integrity’
 
Ahead of Cathy Shine Lecture, Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, talks to Professor Wendy Mariner about threatened rights of pregnant women and country’s long history of “owning and controlling bodies of other people.”
 
 
Public Health Post
 
 
Muslim Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence
 
Muslim women’s experiences of intimate partner violence are shaped by collectivist culture, patriarchy, honor, shame, and faith.
 
Alumni News
 
 
Alum Leads SPH Affinity Group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
 
Lindsey Frenkel-Rorden, associate director of US Managed Markets at Vertex, organizes networking and educational events with fellow alums at biopharmaceutical company.
 
 
School News
 
 
Students Produce Video for WalkBoston to Promote Walkability
 
In health communication course, students honed skills in messaging strategies, video production, and client relations.
 
 
School News
 
slideshow
SPH Snapshot: February 25-March 1, 2019
 
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Public Health Forum on discovery science to an environmental health seminar.
 
 
 
 
Recently at SPH
 
video
‘A Lot of Health Inequities Are Multi-Level Problems’
 
At Public Health Forum, Gary Gibbons, director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at National Institutes of Health, discussed 21st-century solutions to enduring health disparities.
 
 
 
 
In the Media
 
 
Reuters
 
Breast-Density Notification Letters May Be Too Dense — quotes Christine Gunn, research assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
Fortune
 
What the Recent—and Maybe Future—Shutdown Teaches Us About Wealth in the US — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
 
 
HealthDay
 
Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
 
 
Hartford Courant
 
Taxes on Sugar Drinks, E-Cigarettes and Plastic Bags among Proposals Meant to Shape Habits in Connecticut — quotes David Jernigan, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
WGBH
 
BPR Full Show: 02/19/19 — interview with alum Ali Noorani.
 
 
View all media posts
 
 
 
 
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
 
 
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
 
Staff Breakfast with the Dean (ID needed to enter Fuller)
 
Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
 
 
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.
 
 
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
 
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
 
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Gage, 24 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
 
 
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
 
Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
 
 
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.
 
 
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
 
Tuesday, March 19, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Keefer Auditorium.
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
 
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
 
 
Accepted Students' Day
 
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
 
 
View full SPH calendar