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SPH This Week

December 9, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
The “Skinny” on Health Disparities among Asian Americans: Biological, Behavioral, and Social Determinants
Dec 12
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
‘Identify Solutions Rather Than Problems’
Jonathan Levy, new chair of environmental health, on importance of community engagement and why climate change is “greatest public health opportunity of our time.”
Dean's Note
Homelessness and Health
Some thoughts on the causes and consequences of a persistent, visible health challenge.
FDA Restricts Flavored E-Cigarettes, But Not the Real Killers. Huh?
Every argument for the restrictions applies even more strongly for cigarettes.
School News
Celebrating 30 Years of the Environmental Health PhD Program
An interactive look back on three decades of research and accomplishments.
‘Lumping Diverse People into One Group Is a Disadvantage’
Ahead of December 12 Public Health Forum, Maria Rosario Araneta, professor of epidemiology at University of California San Diego, on Asian American health disparities.
Activist Lab
When We Invest in Affordable Homes, We Invest in Our Communities
With the Barkley Holiday Party a few days away, a look at the health implications of affordable housing and why we as a school choose to support our neighbors.
Religious, Spiritual Coping May Reduce Black Women’s Hypertension Risk
Black women who reported using religion/spirituality to cope with stress had 13 percent reduction in risk of hypertension, though prayer was associated with higher hypertension risk.
Public Health Post
The Green Ceiling
Climate change disproportionately damages low-income communities and communities of color. Yet most positions in environmental organizations are held by White individuals.
Global Climate Change Convention Decisions Will Have Local Impacts
Grassroots partnerships between local academic, government, and private sector actors will be critical to continue leading change.
Black American Life Expectancy Decreasing Disproportionately Due to Firearms
African Americans have lost twice as many years of life expectancy from gun violence as their White counterparts.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: December 3-7, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from volunteer gift-wrapping to the December Graduate Reception.
Recently at SPH
‘The Health Sector Alone Cannot Do It’
At Dean’s Symposium, experts in urban health research, practice, and policy discussed interdisciplinary approaches to improving cities across globe.
In the Media
Gun Violence Has Cut More Than 4 Years Off the Life Expectancy of Black Americans: Study — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Twin’s Difficult Birth Put a Project Designed to Reduce C-Sections to the Test — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
The Midterms Were a Step Towards a Healthier US — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Globe
With Beth Israel-Lahey Merger, State Charts New Course on Health Care — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor of health law, policy & management.
Mother Jones
Why Do Hospitals Hate Sleep So Much? — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
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Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, December 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly
Tuesday, December 11, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–The “Skinny” on Health Disparities among Asian Americans: Biological, Behavioral, and Social Determinants
Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 13, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, December 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Crosstown Room 305.
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