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SPH This Week

November 12, 2017
Upcoming Signature Event
Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
NOV 13
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
L310, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
We Are All to Blame for Texas
After another mass shooting, we must decide: Is this acceptable?
Game-Based Interventions Increase Physical Activity
Motivated by points, teams, levels, and prizes, families from Framingham Heart Study walked almost one extra mile per day.
Air Pollution Exposure Inequality Persists in Massachusetts
While Massachusetts has reduced ambient air pollution, more of exposure burden falls on vulnerable urban communities, with growing gap.
‘The Politics of Repeal Are Rooted at the State Level’
David K. Jones talks about his new book, Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States, ahead of November 13 discussion.
How to Change the Narrative on Gun Violence
Public health professionals and journalists need to work together to achieve pragmatic, achievable solutions to our gun violence epidemic.
Alumni News
Scenes from APHA Alumni Reception
Alumni, faculty, staff, and students gathered at CNN Center in Atlanta during 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.
In the Media
New York Times
How to Reduce Shootings — mentions Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Washington Post
Even Trump’s EPA Says Obama’s Climate Plan Would Save Thousands of Lives Each Year— quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
Why Are Americans Still So Afraid of the Flu Vaccine? — quotes Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
US News & World Report
Gun Injuries Getting More Severe, Experts Say — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
New York Daily News
The Smart Way to Counter Terrorism vs. Trump’s Way: Lessons in the Wake of the ISIS-Inspired Attack in Manhattan — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
Boston Globe
3 Steps We Can Take on Gun Violence—Now — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Listen to New Free Associations Episode
Hosts Matt Fox, Chris Gill, and Don Thea discuss whether school children in Uganda can be taught to evaluate the validity of health claims.
Climate Disease and Kidney Injustice
In areas of Central America, there is an extraordinary Chronic Kidney Disease epidemic. It has been suggested that the cause is climate change.
Viewpoint: Choosing Action over Resignation
Activist Lab staff member Emily Barbo shares her reaction to the shooting in Sutherland Springs and how she found her way to action.
Looking Ahead
BOOK DISCUSSION—Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
Monday, November 13, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, L301.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, November 13, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, November 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, November 28, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, November 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
Wednesday, November 29, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
December Graduate Reception
Thursday, December 7, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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