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SPH This Week

January 20, 2019
Youth Suicides More Prevalent in States with Higher Gun Ownership
Every 10 percentage-point increase in state household gun ownership associated with 26.9 percent increase in overall youth suicide rate.
PHX Podcast
Is ADHD Over-Diagnosed?
Looking at study using month of birth to explore whether attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is over-diagnosed, and discussing study on how patients feel about having their clinical trial data shared.
New EPA Proposal Would Increase Emissions
Proposed rule would cause “emissions rebound” not included in EPA’s own analysis.
Work Requirements Run Counter to Purpose of Medicaid
Requirements proving barrier to better health, with people who are disenrolled becoming less likely to find and keep work.
School News
Professor Named Codirector of Cancer Center
Julie Palmer will help foster interdisciplinary research at BU-BMC center.
In Conversation with
Leveraging Public Health to Promote Meaningful Gun Reform
Student Emily Popky serves as activist fellow with Massachusetts Coalition to End Gun Violence.
The Government Shutdown Is an Environmental Health Crisis
As the federal government shutdown enters its fourth week, the harmful effects on environment health safety, science, and scholarship are only deepening.
Public Health Post
It's Time for Americans to Stop Sleeping on Sleep
Americans, especially people of color, are significantly more likely to report sleeping six hours or less.
School News
'Life Somehow Takes You Where You Have to Be'
Inaugural Tramuto Foundation Scholarship recipient Maria Marquez on peer collaboration, being open to other perspectives, and enacting long-term change in her home country of Colombia.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: January 14-18, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Lunch & Learn on pronoun usage to Spring Orientation.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
New Yorker
Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
Why a ‘Passive’ Health Approach Can Produce the Most Action — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management; and Gilbert Benavidez, policy analyst in the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights.
Consumer Reports
The Science of Sound: How the Products You Use Every Day Are Engineered for Your Ears — quotes Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health.
A Deal to End Shutdown Is within Reach — opinion by alum Ali Noorani.
Gay Fathers Face Stigma as Parents — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Times Higher Education
University Leaders Must Engage with Public Debate — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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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.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Thursday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
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