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  • Reproductive Freedom

    March 27, 2017 | SPH in the News

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy faculty Dr. Lynn Roberts, and alumna Dr. Deborah Kaplan and Dr. Liza Fuentes, were recently featured in The New York Times in a letter to the editor in response to “Cutting Planned Parenthood Would Increase Medicaid Births, C.B.O. Says” (column, March 14, 2017). To the Editor: […]

  • A new purpose for an existing drug

    March 27, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling authors “Tachykinin neurokinin 3 receptor antagonists: a new treatment for cardiovascular disease?” Every day about 2000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, with men being more vulnerable than women. Development of new treatments for cardiovascular disease has recently encountered many expensive failures in late-stage trials which has discouraged investment to combat the […]

  • Does birth weight affect academic performance later in life?

    March 27, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “The effect of birth weight on academic performance: instrumental variable analysis.” Lower birth weight is usually associated with poorer cognition. Whether birth weight is a target of intervention or a biomarker of other factors is unknown because lower birth weight might indicate that people who have heavier babies have other […]

  • Assessing community health needs to target teen pregnancy prevention programs

    March 21, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy faculty, Dr. Glen Johnson, has co-authored “A Community Needs Index for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Planning: Application of Spatial Generalized Linear Mixed Models.” This study uses a generalized linear mixed modeling method to quantify community needs with respect to risky adolescent sexual behavior, while adjusting for […]

  • Using risk stratification to identify maternal and child health inequities in Togo

    March 21, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy doctoral student, Kate McCarthy, and Professor Heidi Jones have published “Identifying inequities in maternal and child health through risk stratification to inform health systems strengthening in Northern Togo.” In northern Togo maternal and under five child mortality rates remain high.  The nongovernmental organization, Hope through Health, […]

  • More androgen, more heart disease

    March 14, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “Pubertal testis volume, age at pubertal onset, and adolescent blood pressure: Evidence from Hong Kong’s “Children of 1997” birth cohort.” Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration have recently warned of the cardiovascular risk of testosterone. Health Canada also specifically advised that testosterone raises blood pressure and promotes clotting. […]

  • Zambian health workers motivated by dedication to profession, not financial gain

    March 14, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Gordon Shen, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues recently published a study on the effects of performance-based financing on health workers in Zambia. The findings were published in the journal Human Resources for Health Performance based financing (PBF) is a strategy that has been employed in a number […]

  • How social determinants affect cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Americans

    March 6, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Associate Professor Sandra Echeverria, along with doctoral student Chioma Amadi, and colleagues have published a new study in Preventive Medicine investigating social determinants as cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Americans. Asian Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the United States (U.S.) after Latinos, but little […]

  • Need milk? Maybe not…

    March 6, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “Genetically predicted milk consumption and bone health, ischemic heart disease and type 2 diabetes: a Mendelian randomization study.” The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-20 promote low-fat or fat-free dairy products, including milk, as part of a healthy eating pattern. The Guidelines also suggest that most Americans would benefit from increasing […]

  • Menstrual cup may be best way to detect HIV RNA viral load in South African women

    March 2, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues recently published a paper comparing HIV RNA genital viral load quantification for three different genital sampling collection methods – menstrual cup, endocervical swab, and endocervical swab enriched cervicovaginal lavage. Dr. Jones and colleagues compared HIV RNA levels among specimens collected using the three methods, from 51 HIV-positive, anti-retroviral therapy-naive women […]

  • Perspectives on College Success

    January 30, 2017 | SPH in the News

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy faculty Nicholas Freudenberg was recently featured in The New York Times in a letter to the editor in response to “America’s Great Working-Class Colleges” (column, Jan. 22). To the Editor: David Leonhardt calls attention to new research that shows the important role that working-class colleges play […]

  • Examining barriers to healthcare for transgender individuals

    January 27, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CHASS student Lauren Porsch and colleagues have published An Exploratory Study of Transgender New Yorkers’ Use of Sexual Health Services and Interest in Receiving Services at Planned Parenthood of New York City. The article appeared in Transgender Health. Transgender individuals experience barriers to healthcare, including discrimination in care provision and lack of knowledge about transgender […]

  • Searching for better tools to treat cancers: Measuring proteins through messenger RNA

    January 27, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Levi Waldron and international colleagues recently published an article on the control of gene expression. The work was published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. Gene expression is a dynamic program by which the information stored in the genome is rendered functional by production and degradation of two types of macromolecules, RNAs and proteins. Messenger RNAs […]

  • The Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining on the Environment

    January 24, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Drs. Brian T. Pavilonis, Jean Grassman, and Glen Johnson, professors at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and a graduate student, Mr. Yil Diaz, characterized the risks of artisanal gold mining in the Bolivian Andes. The findings were published in the journal Environmental Research. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining offers low-skilled […]

  • Study Examines Relationship of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use to Falls Among Older Adults

    January 24, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    A new study has been released examining the relationship between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and falls among older adults in New York City. CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy professor, Dr. William T. Gallo, along with a graduate student and colleagues, published their findings in the Journal of Alternative and […]