Press Releases & Announcements

  • Sleep duration and body mass index

    May 14, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Sleep is thought to have many benefits apart from its restorative function. However, the benefits of sleep have been difficult to demonstrate unequivocally. Many studies have shown shorter sleep associated with poorer health, but these studies are difficult to interpret because health may impact sleep. To avoid this problem, CUNY SPH Professor Mary Schooling investigated […]

  • Four CUNY SPH faculty awarded PSC-CUNY Research Grants

    May 14, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY Research Foundation recently announced the recipients of the Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Awards. CUNY SPH is proud to announce four of our faculty received grants through this program. The PSC-CUNY Research Awards program was established as a major vehicle to encourage and support faculty research. PSC-CUNY seeks to […]

  • CUNY SPH team joins large consortium in major effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths in New York

    May 14, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded $86 million to a consortium of researchers and implementers convened by Columbia University’s School of Social Work to address the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths in New York State. The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is a key partner of […]

  • Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Kong!

    May 14, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH Accolades

    On May 7, Amanda Kong, a DPH student in the Epidemiology track, successfully defended her dissertation, “Comorbidities and Medication Adherence among Older Individuals Living with HIV in the United States.” “I would like to express my gratitude to my committee members, Drs. Nash, Kelvin, Pozen, and Anastos, for their guidance throughout the dissertation process. Their […]

  • Dr. David Nabarro to deliver keynote address at Commencement 2019

    May 8, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. David Nabarro, former Special Advisor to the UN and Professor of Global Health at Imperial College London, will deliver the keynote address at the CUNY SPH commencement on June 4, 2019. He will also receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the school. Dr. Lyndon Haviland, international health consultant, will receive the Dean’s […]

  • Food insecurity associated with increased obesity among Latino youth

    May 7, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    In the United States, food insecurity is associated with overweight and obesity, likely because food insecure populations have limited time and resources to engage in healthy eating or exercise. Previous research found an association between lower food security and higher body mass index (BMI) or overweight/obesity among US adults but studies of food insecurity and […]

  • Immediate HIV treatment initiation: increased but not yet universal in NYC

    May 6, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved since local and federal guidelines began to recommend universal treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their disease stage. Despite notable improvements, nearly 25 percent of New York City residents with a new […]

  • Congratulations to Dr. Linda Greenspan!

    April 30, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH Accolades

    On April 30, Linda Greenspan, a DPH student in the Health Policy and Management track, successfully defended her dissertation, “Exploring the Main Effects of Patient Activation and Provider Support for Patient Self-Management in Patient Portal Use.” “The SPH program has offered many opportunities to meet and learn from great minds in the field of Policy […]

  • Church-based food programs help families, but can’t replace federally-funded food aid

    April 29, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Food insecurity is a major problem plaguing families in the United States, yet over the past three decades, federally funded food programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have become more restrictive. There is evidence that food-insecure households are becoming more reliant on congregation-based food provision programs to compensate for the increasingly stringent […]

  • Patient perspectives on pharmacotherapy to treat alcohol use disorder

    April 23, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) cause nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States, making them the third leading cause of preventable death. Rates of AUD are particularly high among military personnel. According to the 2015 Department of Defense Health Related Behaviors Survey, 35 percent of service personnel met criteria indicative of hazardous drinking or […]