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CityHealth Magazine 2018

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  • Are HIV self-tests an economically feasible method of testing?

    July 16, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements

    HIV testing is a first step and key to stemming the rate of HIV infections around the world. In sub-Saharan African countries, HIV testing rates continue to be suboptimal, creating an urgent need to explore strategic and cost-effective approaches to increase the uptake of HIV testing, particularly among high-risk populations. A cost analysis of a […]

  • Noelle Fries awarded inaugural Joan Malin Reproductive Justice Fellowship

    July 9, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesNoelle Fries

    The Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC), in partnership with the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH), unveiled the Joan Malin Reproductive Justice Fellowship in Public Health earlier this year. Noelle Fries, an MPH student in Community Health and Social Sciences, has been selected as the inaugural fellow for the […]

  • The CUNY SPH Fund appoints three community leaders to its inaugural board

    July 9, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsCUNY SPH Foundation board members

    The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Foundation (CUNY SPH Fund) announces the appointment of three business and community leaders to its inaugural board of directors. The new members are Leah Abraham, Yin Ho, and Michael Meng. Welcoming Abraham, Ho, and Meng to the board are interim chair Lyndon Haviland, interim treasurer […]

  • CUNY SPH announces Christian Grov as new chair for the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences

    July 3, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsChristian Grov

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH) announces that Christian Grov has taken over the position of chair for the department of Community Health and Social Sciences (CHASS), while outgoing chair Diana Romero and outgoing deputy chair Sandra Echeverria step down. The departmental changes took effect on July 1, 2018. Drs. […]

  • Ashish Joshi appointed Senior Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs

    June 28, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesAshish Joshi

    This month Ashish Joshi, PhD, MBBS, MPH was appointed to an expanded role in the administration of CUNY SPH. As the Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, Dr. Joshi is now CUNY SPH’s highest academic officer. In his previous role as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Joshi demonstrated great success in expanding […]

  • Denis Nash named Distinguished Professor by CUNY Board of Trustees

    June 28, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesDenis Nash

    On June 25, The Board of Trustees of CUNY voted unanimously in favor of the appointment of Professor Denis Nash as Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy.  CUNY SPH could not be prouder of him. As a scholar, mentor, instructor, and practitioner, Dr. Nash embodies our School’s most […]

  • CUNY SPH gifts APHA membership to all students

    June 26, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsAPHA logo

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy has purchased full membership to the American Public Health Association for all active students. Welcome email has been (or will be, if you are a new student) sent to your CUNY SPH student email account. The email contains information on the benefits of membership and how […]

  • Dietary cholesterol not a culprit in cardiovascular disease risk

    June 25, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsEggs with yolk

    For many years, high dietary cholesterol was thought to lead to increases in blood cholesterol, which in turn elevated the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of death in the United States. However, extensive research to date has not yielded evidence to support the role that dietary cholesterol was thought to have had […]

  • A socio-biological approach to TB prevention

    June 25, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPulmonary Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB), which causes an estimated 1.5 million deaths around the world annually, continues to be an urgent global health priority. The high burden of mortality attributed to TB persists despite the long-term availability of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, whose efficacy has varied greatly across populations. Recent trials of other TB vaccine candidates, designed […]

  • Unexpected food environments in the neighborhood

    June 19, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsVending machines at a laundromat

    Studies of neighborhood food environments typically focus on food stores, such as supermarkets, and restaurants, mainly fast food outlets, and tend to ignore other types of businesses at which food and drinks are available for purchase. These studies have often ignored the quality of the food being offered in environments such as supermarkets, instead making […]

  • Report evaluates decade of food policies in New York City

    June 12, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcementsstreet side produce cart

    In the last decade, New York City has played a leading role in charting the path of new urban food governance by creating dozens of new food policies and programs to improve nutritional well-being, promote food security, create food systems that support community and economic development, and encourage more sustainable food production, distribution, and consumption […]

  • Intimate partner violence among sexual minority youth

    June 12, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcementscouple embracing

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health issue among sexual minority youth populations. Violence between intimate partners impacts health and can increase the risk for unsafe sex practices, and these risks are exacerbated among sexual minority youth. In a recent paper, Dr. Stacey Plichta, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate […]

  • CUNY SPH Celebrates its Second Commencement at the Apollo Theater

    June 8, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Photography by Diane Bondareff The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy held its second Commencement on Thursday, May 31 at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, honoring this year’s graduates of the school’s master’s and doctoral programs. Alyse Gamble opened the ceremony with a rousing rendition of the national anthem, and Dean […]

  • Researchers critique supermarket incentive policies

    June 5, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPerson grocery shopping with basket

    Supermarket incentive programs aim to eliminate disparities in access to healthy food and, by doing so, reduce diet-related chronic diseases. Yet studies show that merely expanding access has no appreciable effect on shopping patterns, food choices, health, obesity, or diet-related diseases. Dr. Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate […]

  • Incidence of STIs during pregnancy

    June 5, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPregnant woman holding her belly

    High prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) has been observed in populations of pregnant women around the world. STIs can cause chronic pain and permanent infertility in women who do not receive treatment. They are of particular concern during pregnancy as they are associated with adverse outcomes including stillbirth and low birth weight and in […]