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  • Sean Haley awarded Fulbright scholarship

    January 15, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesSean Haley

    Sean Haley was recently selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a Fulbright award to complete research in Brazil. His study uses a mixed methods research design to assess attitudinal and resource barriers to screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) implementation in primary care community health clinics in Rio de […]

  • Does breast feeding affect growth?

    January 15, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsAsian baby breastfeeding

    Dr. Mary Schooling, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), along with colleagues from China examined the association of breast feeding with infant growth and body mass index up to the age of 16. The work was published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Controversial findings […]

  • Understanding loneliness

    January 15, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsMiddle aged woman in bedroom looking sad and depressed

    Dr. Katarzyna Wyka, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues studied loneliness among persons with severe mental illness.  Their findings were published in Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Although studies show that loneliness increases the risk of illness and can hasten death, it is […]

  • Can school design impact students’ physical activity?

    January 8, 2018 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsStudents running down the hall at the elementary school

    Dr. Terry Huang, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and colleagues studied how elementary school design impacted students’ physical activity. The findings were published in the journal PLoS One. Children spend a significant portion of their days in sedentary behavior and on average fail to engage […]

  • Despite policy changes, LGBT military personnel still experiencing sexual trauma and discrimination

    January 8, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Ms. Sitaji Gurung, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), along with colleagues examined the prevalence of military sexual trauma (MST) and sexual orientation discrimination among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members in the United States Armed Forces. Despite the repeal of the Don’t […]

  • Digital storytelling in public health

    December 18, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Emma Tsui, an Assistant Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and Dr. Amy Starecheski, co-director of Columbia University’s Oral History Masters Program, examined uses of oral history and digital storytelling that advance public health. The findings were published in the Royal Society for Public Health’s journal […]

  • Down on the Farm – A commentary on a recent EPA policy on insecticides

    December 11, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcementsmanual pesticide sprayer

    Dr. Franklin Mirer, professor in the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) department of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences, has published a commentary on the insecticide chlorpyrifos in the December issue of the Synergist, a publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). In March of 2017, EPA Administrator Scott […]

  • Does promoting health from the pulpit work?

    December 11, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsMinister holding Bible

    Dr. Karen R. Flórez, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and colleagues examined the use of church sermons to promote health in primarily ethnic minority churches in Los Angeles, California. The findings were published in the journal Health Communication. Embedding health messages into sermons is a […]

  • Will mode of delivery at birth affect mental health later in life?

    December 4, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsNewborn baby rests on mother's chest and stares into her eyes

    Dr. Mary Schooling, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and a team of international colleagues studied the association between mode of delivery at birth and psychological well-being among children and adolescents. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Childhood psychological well-being is a growing […]

  • Nick Freudenberg discusses food policy on CUNY TV

    December 4, 2017 | SPH in the NewsDr. Nick Freudenberg

    On November 22, 2017, the day before Thanksgiving, Brian Lehrer interviewed on CUNY TV New York City Councilman Ben Kallos, Dr. Melony Samuels of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, and Dr. Nick Freudenberg, Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, on the current state of hunger and nutrition in New York City. You can watch […]

  • The environmental impact of artisanal gold mining

    November 27, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsMan holding out golden nugget found from panning for gold.

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has proliferated in recent decades due to the rising price of gold.  Some sixteen million people are now estimated to be involved, primarily in rural areas of low and middle income countries.  Most of these mines rely on mercury amalgamation to concentrate and liberate gold.  Although environmental exposure to […]

  • Cardiovascular risk in a migrant population in Hong Kong

    November 27, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsNurse measuring blood pressure.

    Dr. Mary Schooling, a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health and a team of international colleagues studied the association on the transition from limited to plentiful living conditions over generations with cardiovascular risk. The work was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a migrant population within a homogenous culture, the research […]

  • Changing trends in blood pressure and BMI among children and adolescents in Hong Kong

    November 20, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsTwo happy male Chinese students studying outdoors during break, Hong Kong, China, Asia. Waist up. Nikon D800, full frame, XXXL.

    Dr. Mary Schooling, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and a team of colleagues, including Dr. Ichiro Kawachi, the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, conducted an age-period-cohort analysis of trends […]

  • CUNY SPH and Einstein IeDEA team bring together HIV experts for Kigali meeting

    November 20, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    On November 5 and 6, 2017, researchers from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine organized the second All Africa meeting of the NIH funded International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting convened with over 200 attendees […]

  • The student experience at the APHA Annual Meeting

    November 20, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Catherine Machalaba, a doctoral student at CUNY SPH, recently attended the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting, held November 4-8, in Atlanta, Georgia. Machalaba’s participation in the Annual Meeting was sponsored in part by the CUNY SPH Dean’s Award, which helps students defray the costs associated with attending and presenting at professional conferences. Below, […]