• New bioinformatics methods unlock analysis of major public genomics projects

    November 6, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Levi Waldron, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), has published two bioinformatics papers, in the journals Cancer Research and Nature Methods. These papers present novel databases and bioinformatic methods that enable effective analyses of major cancer and human microbiome datasets for a much broader range of […]

  • Depression on the rise in the U.S.

    November 1, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The prevalence of depression is on the rise, according to a study carried out by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health. The study examined trends in major depression among persons aged 12 […]

  • Younger gay and bisexual men come out earlier, study finds

    October 31, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the News

    October 30, 2017  |  CUNY Newswire Younger gay and bisexual men are recognizing their sexual orientation and coming out a year earlier, on average, than comparable young adults reported a decade ago, according to researchers at The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Hunter College’s Center for […]

  • Can citizens influence environmental health policy?

    October 31, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Elizabeth Glass Geltman, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy studied a proposed policy and its outcome on disposal of wastewater created by fracking, to examine the influence of citizens on environmental health policy. The work was published in the journal Environmental Justice. When a publicly held company proposed […]

  • Can mobile health apps solve pressing public health problems?

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the News

    In an editorial in the November 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), asks whether mobile health applications (mHealth Apps) can help to solve such pressing public health problems as increasing access […]

  • Bringing mental health care into the community

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Gordon Shen, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with colleagues recently completed a study examining the deinstitutionalization of mental health care. Their findings were published in the journal Health Systems & Reform. Global consensus and national policies have emphasized deinstitutionalization, or a shift in providing mental health care […]

  • Study examines first trimester medication abortion practices in U.S. and Canada

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Heidi Jones, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues examined first trimester medication abortion practices in the United States and Canada. The work was published in the journal PLoS One. The research team conducted a cross-sectional survey of abortion facilities from professional networks in […]

  • A Multifaceted Implementation Intervention for Alcohol Use Disorders

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Jennifer Wisdom, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues examined the effects of a multifaceted implementation intervention to increase utilization of pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorders (AUD) within the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA). The work was published in the Journal of Substance […]

  • Inaugural recipients of Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award

    October 17, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    In summer 2017, CUNY SPH inaugurated the first annual Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards to recognize faculty members who received excellent student ratings in more than one course over the previous academic year.  This new tradition is intended to celebrate excellence of our academic programs as reflected by the very positive response of students enrolled […]

  • The association of air pollution and height among children in Hong Kong

    October 16, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Mary Schooling, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues studied the association of air pollution and height in a cohort of Hong Kong children. The findings were published in the American Journal of Human Biology. Within populations, height is positively associated with economic success […]