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

SPH This Week

March 17, 2019
Message from the Dean
Addressing a Tragedy
Upcoming Signature Programs
Using Digital Advocacy Strategies to Promote Public Health and Health Equity
Mar 18
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
Mar 19
6 to 8 p.m.
Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC
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State Leaders, Advocates Convene around Gun Violence
At Dean’s Seminar, panelists discussed Massachusetts’ successful efforts to lower gun death rates and what more should be done to address racial disparities among gun violence victims.
Community Norms Affect Youths’ Likelihood of Intervening in Sexual/Dating Violence
High school students were more likely to take action if they viewed their community as cohesive, against perpetration, and supportive of survivors.
States with Permissive Gun Laws Have Higher Mass Shooting Rates
Every 10-unit increase in state permissiveness associated with 11 percent higher mass shooting rate.
School News
SPH Rises in U.S. News Rankings
School now ranks in top 5 percent among nation’s 183 schools and programs of public health.
School News
SPH Writing Guide Serves as Online Student Resource
Guide offers students tips for constructing literature reviews, policy briefs, and other public health documents.
‘I Have Devoted My Career to Improving Latino Health’
Ahead of Public Health Forum, Amelie Ramirez, director of Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and founder of Salud America!, on incorporating digital tools into public health work.
The Period Project: Working Toward Menstrual Health Equity
It is high time that we increase access to menstrual hygiene products both on campus and beyond.
Summer Institute Programs for Public Health and Biomedical Research
Learn how to use meta-analysis to combine research results and systematic reviews to inform clinical and public health practice with two of the PHX Summer Institute 2019 programs.
Public Health Post
Methadone Matters
With opioid addiction on the rise, how prepared are we to care for those in need of treatment? Researchers study problems with access to methadone clinics.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: March 11-15, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from a U.S. News rankings celebration to a student summit on gun violence.
In the Media
Business Insider
Asbestos Has Been Found in Claire’s Eye Shadow, Highlighting a Disturbing ‘Black Hole’ in Beauty-Product Safety — quotes Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Many Seniors Need Hearing Aids. Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Them? — opinion coauthored by policy analyst Elsa Pearson and Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
The Senate Blocked the “Abortion Survivors” Bill That Critics Say Has No Scientific Ground — quotes alum Kristyn Brandi.
Psychology Today
The Mental and Physical Health of Caregivers — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Globe
Things to Watch as Beth Israel-Lahey Merger Becomes Official — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
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Looking Ahead
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Digital Advocacy Strategies to Promote Public Health and Health Equity
Monday, March 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, March 19, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Keefer Auditorium.
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
Accepted Students' Day
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
Think. Teach. Do. Philadelphia–ENAR 2019
Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Strangelove’s, 216 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Nursing and the Health of Populations
Tuesday, April 2, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Giving Day
Wednesday, April 3, all day, campus-wide.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA.
DEAN'S SEMINAR–Politics and Policy to Create a Healthier World: Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Legislative Experience
Thursday, April 11, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
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