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  • Congratulations to all of our students presenting at APHA!

    September 20, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH AccoladesAPHA 2017 Annual Meeting logo

    CUNY SPH is proud of the 14 master’s and doctoral students who will be presenting their first-authored work at the APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta this year. Congratulations to all! The following students will be presenting: Justin Brown Kristen Cribbs Danielle Hosein Jennifer Lee Priscilla Lopez Javier Lopez-Rios Catherine  Machalaba Katrina Mateo Erin McKinney Lillian […]

  • Visiting scholars foster international partnerships with CUNY SPH

    September 12, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsA group of Egyptian Fulbright Scholars visiting CUNY SPH

    Seven Egyptian public health scholars arrived at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) on August 30 for a 2-week training under the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, jointly funded by the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and CUNY SPH. These scholars, who are all full-time university faculty, will […]

  • Reproductive intention screening in primary care settings

    September 12, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsShot of a compassionate doctor comforting a young woman in a hospital waiting room

    Carolyne Burgess, an MPH alumna of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), published a paper as first author, entitled, “A systematic review of the effect of reproductive intention screening in primary care settings on reproductive health outcomes.” The paper was co-authored by Meredith Manze and Heidi Jones, both CUNY […]

  • CUNY SPH faculty disusses future of food policy in Trump era

    September 5, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsShot of hands holding crates containing vegetables

    Drs. Nevin Cohen, Jan Poppendieck, and Nicholas Freudenberg, faculty members at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) have recently published an essay on food policy in the Journal of Food Law & Policy. The essay, “Food Justice in the Trump Era: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates,” discusses the future […]

  • Do Immigrants Use Emergency Departments for Preventable Visits?

    September 4, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsEmergency sign against hospital background.

    Dr. Jim Stimpson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and colleagues examined the differences in using the emergency department for preventable visits between noncitizens, naturalized and US-born citizens in the United States. The findings were published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. […]

  • Telomere attrition associated with herpesvirus infections

    August 29, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Jennifer Dowd, faculty member at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), along with colleagues examined the association between 4 herpesvirus types and telomere changes. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The medical significance of a virus such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) that infects many, but […]

  • Relationship between Decision Making Power and Mental Health among HIV-positive Women

    August 29, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Ms. Olga Tymejczyk, a doctoral student at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and Dr. Denis Nash, professor at CUNY SPH, along with colleagues examined the relationship between household decision-making power and the mental health and well-being of women initiating antiretroviral treatment in Ethiopia. The findings were published in the […]

  • Is racial discrimination associated with asthma?

    August 22, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsConfident senior female doctor teaches an African American teenage girl how to use an inhaler for asthma.

    Dr. Luisa N. Borrell, professor at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the association between racial/ethnic discrimination and bronchodilator response among African American youth with asthma. The findings were published in the journal PLoS One. The research team examined the association between self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination and bronchodilator response among […]

  • The relationship between obesity and disability

    August 22, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPortrait of mature man in glasses and plaid shirt resting leaning on his wooden walking stick

    Dr. Jennifer Dowd, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues utilized data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) to look at the relationship of obesity and disabilities. The findings were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The research team used three periods […]

  • Smoking trends in NYC public housing

    August 22, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsMan holding broken cigarette

    Ms. Alexis Feinberg, an alumna of CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), along with Ms. Priscilla Lopez, a current doctoral student at the school, and Dr. Katarzyna Wyka, a CUNY SPH faculty member, along wtih colleagues examined prevalence and correlates of smoking among low-income adults residing in New York City […]

  • 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 […]