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SPH This Week

November 18, 2018
Dean's Note
Looking Back, with Gratitude
On this Thanksgiving, a pause to reflect on this past year, recognizing we have much to be thankful for.
Opposition to ACA May Be Cause of Decreased Choice and Competition
After 2015-2016 stability, proportion of counties with at least three Marketplace insurers dropped from 80 percent to 36 percent by 2018.
Among College Students, Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment Up, Stigma Down
Mental health diagnoses and treatment of college students increased substantially between 2007 and 2017, with more than one-third reporting diagnosed condition in 2016-2017.
Researching Intimate Partner Violence
Professor Nafisa Halim shares three key points about researching IPV in accurate, safe, and ethical ways.
Activist Lab
‘Let Other People Impact You’
Students Mack Bullard and Weronika Grabowska on reading program they developed through Activist Bucks program, importance of meeting people where they are, and why academics need to listen more.
School News
Professor Part of New Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Program Funded by $1.58M CDC Grant
Jacey Greece will lead evaluation of new B SMART program, collaboration between Boston Medical Center and Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Alumni News
Scenes from APHA Alumni Reception
Alumni, faculty, staff, and students gathered at Ultimate Skybox in San Diego during 2018 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.
School News
Professor Named Board Chair at Wounded Warrior Project
Jonathan Woodson first joined organization’s Board of Directors in December 2016.
Public Health Post
Feel the Churn
Health insurance is one of many elements of young adults' lives that keeps changing. Insurers call these changes “churning,” or rolling from one type of health plan to next.
The ‘Yes on 3’ Fight Showed Us We Are Not Alone
We found the way to defend transgender rights, we won by a landslide, and along the way, we made a space where trans, gender nonconforming, and other queer people could feel confident, safe, and strong enough to announce who they really were.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: November 12-16, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a career info session to an emotional intelligence workshop.
In the Media
All Adults Should Be Screened for Unhealthy Alcohol Use, New Guidelines Say — quotes Angela Bazzi, assistant professor of community health sciences, and Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
Morning Edition
Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
Mental Health Service Use, Treatment Up among College Students — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
NBC News
High Blood Pressure Before Age 40 Linked to Earlier Strokes, Heart Disease — quotes Vasan Ramachandran, professor of epidemiology.
Kaiser Health News
Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain — quotes David Jones, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, November 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly
Tuesday, November 27, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Urban Health: State of the Science
Thursday, December 6, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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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