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  • CUNY SPH Faculty define role of public health schools in the age of Trump

    August 1, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the NewsPresident Donald Trump

    Several CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) faculty have published an article in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health entitled, “Defining Roles for Schools and Programs of Public Health in the Age of Trump.”  Written by Professors ​Chris Palmedo, Grace Sembajwe, Elizabeth Geltman, Daliah Heller, Lynn Roberts, and […]

  • NYC Health Commissioner and CUNY SPH Advisory Board member Mary Bassett on President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military

    July 27, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsNYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett

    New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett has released a statement on President Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in the military: “Freely expressing one’s gender identity and gender expression is central to mental and physical health. The President’s decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces will have a […]

  • $2.4 million awarded to CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health for landmark, large-scale HIV Prevention Study

    July 25, 2017 | SPH Accolades, SPH in the News

    The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded $2.4 million to Dr. Christian Grov, Dr. Denis Nash, and institutional partners to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men account for nearly two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses among men, with men of color being hardest hit by […]

  • New strategies to tackle Big Tobacco

    July 25, 2017 | SPH in the NewsCigarette butt on dark abstract background.

    Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, published Big Tobacco v Global Health: Time for New Strategies on the progressive news website Common Dreams.  “If present trends continue,” Dr. Freudenberg writes, “the tobacco toll in the 21st century will reach one billion premature deaths, ten times the 100 million people who died from tobacco […]

  • Can training create better public health leaders?

    July 25, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Ghada Soliman, along with colleagues, co-authored a paper entitled “A Retrospective Evaluation to Determine the Effectiveness of Public Health Leadership Institutes,” published in The Journal of Leadership Studies. The study focused on the importance of public health leadership education and used retrospective evaluation to determine the effectiveness of such programs. The original training programs […]

  • Study examines community food environments

    July 18, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsAfrican American mans hands holding a box on fresh vegetables. Focus is on hands and box, head is out of frame. He is wearing a green shirt and blue apron.

    Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues did a case study on how the interaction of community food environments with inequitable allocation of power, wealth, and services helps shape the distribution of diet-related diseases and food insecurity. Their findings were […]

  • Is self-administered oral HIV testing a viable option in Africa?

    July 18, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsClose up of a stethoscope set on top of a colorful map of Africa

    Dr. Elizabeth Kelvin, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and Dr. Matthew Romo, an epidemiology doctoral student at CUNY SPH, along with colleagues studied the predictors of choosing one HIV testing method over another within a sample of Kenyan truck drivers. The drivers were offered the […]

  • Barriers to primary care in Lima, Peru

    July 11, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsStock image of senior woman in wheelchair having her blood pressure taken by a female nurse

    Dr. Sean Haley and Dr. Jennifer Wisdom, professors at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the role of primary care within Lima, Peru’s medical system. The findings were published in the journal World Medical and Health Policy. Peru has taken an incremental approach to expanding its health care […]

  • Peer victimization and unhealthy weight control behaviors among New York City youth

    July 11, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsAdult woman with dark hair adjusting the balance of a weight scale

    Kriti Thapa, an alumna of the CUNY public health program, along with Dr. Elizabeth A Kelvin, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, examined the intersection of sexual minority, gender, and Hispanic identities, and their interaction with peer victimization in predicting unhealthy weight control behaviors among New York City (NYC) […]

  • Dr. Geltman awarded grant to establish training center in emerging technologies and industrial hygiene

    July 5, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Elizabeth Glass Geltman

    The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) was recently awarded $400,000 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop a center focusing on emerging technologies in environmental and occupational health and safety. CUNY SPH faculty Dr. Elizabeth Glass Geltman will serve as the PI of the grant […]

  • Dr. Christian Grov awarded grant for PrEP study

    July 5, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Christian Grov

    Dr. Christian Grov, along with several colleagues, was recently awarded a grant of $40,000 by the CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IRG) Program for his proposal entitled “Determining Barriers to PrEP Uptake Among Black Women.” Black women are disproportionally impacted by HIV—in 2015, 61% of women diagnosed with HIV were Black; whereas, Black women comprise 12% […]

  • Five myths about health insurance

    July 5, 2017 | SPH in the News

    CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy faculty, Dr. Alexis Pozen, has written a perspective piece published in The Washington Post, addressing five common myths about health insurance. The full piece is below. Five myths about health insurance By Alexis Pozen  |  June 30, 2017 It is no wonder so many myths about […]

  • Differences in the perception of need for mental health treatment

    June 27, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Karen Florez, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined racial/ethnic differences in perception of the need for mental health treatment in a U.S. national sample. The findings were published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. The goal of this study was to resolve contradictory […]

  • Racial discrimination linked to asthma

    June 27, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Luisa Borrell, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with colleagues examined self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination and bronchodilator response in African American youth with asthma. The findings were published in the journal PLoS One. Despite asthma prevalence variation according to sex over the life course, African Americans have one […]

  • Food practices of older LGBT adults

    June 13, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Nevin Cohen, Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with CUNY SPH doctoral student, Kristen Cribbs, employed a Social Practice Theory (SPT) framework to explore the food practices of an under-researched, highly vulnerable segment of the older adult population – lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) seniors. Their […]