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

SPH This Week

February 11, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
FEB 14
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
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.
School News
Building a Path to Diversity, One School at a Time
Faculty and administrators from universities across Greater Boston met at SPH to discuss diversity strategies.
Dean's Note
For Health, We Need Compassion
Compassion challenges us to see the conditions that underlie poor health, and work to correct them.
Air Pollution Linked to Irregular Menstrual Cycles
First time that air pollution has been associated with menstrual cycle regularity.
Alumni News
Alumna Leads Space for Children to Grieve
Liz Cohen appointed executive director of Children’s Room, program to support children and their families after death of parent or sibling.
After Nassar: Confronting the Root Causes of Sexual Violence in Youth
It's time to take a closer look at our norms around sexuality, relationships, and consent.
School News
Professor Featured in New York Times Magazine Cover Story
Work of Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences, featured in cover story on teenagers and online porn.
Recently at SPH
‘Listen, Listen, Listen’
At annual Bicknell Lecture, Joshua Archambault, senior fellow on health care policy at the Pioneer Institute; alumna Brandi Harless, mayor of Paducah, Kentucky; and Shari Rudavsky, health and medicine reporter at the Indianapolis Star, discussed ways to bridge political and cultural divisions to advance population health.
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.
US Police Shootings Reflect Structural Racism Across States, Study Finds — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New England Journal of Medicine
Can Work Be Required in the Medicaid Program? — opinion by Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
5 Medical Stories You Should Be Reading Now — quotes Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
How One Parent Pushed Back When a School Encouraged Kids to Wear Patriots Gear — opinion by doctoral student Kate Mitchell.
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In the Classroom: Translating Passion into Action
We are getting ready to teach the spring Advocacy Primer in the Leadership and Management for Public Health core courses. Students will learn how to build coalitions, influence policymakers, and other advocacy skills.
New Crew 2018
We are delighted to welcome our new cohort of PHP fellows: Sampada Nandyala, Chrissy Packtor, and Erin Polka. Executive Editor Michael Stein and Associate Editor Jennifer Beard also join the PHP team.
Registration for Summer Institute 2018 Is Now Open
Program topics include SAS, story mapping, gender-based violence research, online fundraising, public health writing, regulatory agencies in practice, strategic communication, and more.
Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, February 13, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
Wednesday, February 14, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
Accepted Students Day
Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Boston.
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL.
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC.
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