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  • Sleep duration and body mass index

    May 14, 2019 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsClose up of child sleeping on bed

    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 & AnnouncementsPSC CUNY square logo

    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 & Announcementsreferral for opiate replacement therapy

    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 AccoladesAmanda Kong at her dissertation

    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 & AnnouncementsDr. David Nabarro

    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 & AnnouncementsLatina opening can of soda

    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 & Announcementsman with pill bottle

    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 […]

  • “It’s hard to be hungry and motivated”- the New York Times cites CUNY research on student food insecurity

    May 3, 2019 | SPH in the Newsstudent standing at vending machine in bleak cafeteria

    The New York Times ran an expose on student hunger Thursday, citing research from CUNY and Temple University. Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg, Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, told the Times that food insecurity inhibits academic success, forcing some students to drop out altogether. The article discusses the efforts made to combat student hunger, […]

  • Congratulations to Dr. Linda Greenspan!

    April 30, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesLinda Greenspan

    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 & AnnouncementsBronx food pantry

    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 & AnnouncementsYoung soldier speaks with counselor

    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 […]

  • CUNY SPH hosts the first annual Dean’s Staff Awards

    April 16, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesClose up of blue ribbon

    On Monday, April 15, CUNY SPH held its inaugural annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon to acknowledge the superlative efforts of all CUNY SPH staff. This year, the Office of the Dean provided the opportunity for faculty and fellow staff members to nominate colleagues whose excellent performance stood out as worthy of special recognition. Three staff members […]

  • Breastfeeding associated with lower cardiovascular risk

    April 9, 2019 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsAsian baby breastfeeding

    Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a key contributor to cardiovascular disease, one of the leading causes of death globally. Breast milk has higher cholesterol than formula and research shows breastfed infants have a different synthesis and metabolism ofcholesterol than formula-fed infants, but little is known about the long-term effects of breastfeeding on cardiovascular risk […]

  • Zero Suicide Healthcare: no more gaps

    April 4, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the NewsZero Suicide International logo

    For Immediate Release Contact: Virna Little 347-203-8856 │ April 4, 2019 – More than 20 countries across the globe joined together today to release the International Declaration for Zero Suicide Healthcare. The Declaration is a call to action to protect patients who enter our health system, their relatives, and medical staff against the tragedy […]

  • How health care facility characteristics affect HIV viral suppression among NYC patients

    April 2, 2019 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDoctor gives patient prescription medication

    Health care facility characteristics such as the type of clinical setting, the travel distance from the patient’s home, the support services offered, and physician experience have been shown to influence health outcomes among persons with HIV, but few studies have explored how these factors influence HIV viral suppression among patients. To test the association of […]