• Students Help Students With Health Care

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Students Help Students With Health Care   It’s now much easier for CUNY students to enroll in the New York State health plan marketplace with the help of their peers. CoverCUNY, a student-driven initiative at Lehman College, and Hostos and Bronx Community Colleges, is on a mission to get all students who are eligible for […]

  • Making Health Data Make Sense

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Making Health Data Make Sense Levi Waldron, Bioinformatician By Ruth Landa About 2,900 miles from the off-the-grid log cabin where he grew up, Levi Waldron is describing his journey from the map speck called 100 Mile House, British Columbia to this city of 8 million and the CUNY School of Public Health. “Growing up in […]

  • Time for the Big Campaign Against Obesity

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Time for the Big Campaign Against Obesity Fragmented Approaches Just Don’t Work By Paul Vitello Scientists began sounding the alarm about obesity and overweight in the United States more than three decades ago, when the problem affected about one in four Americans. The government spent billions in response, trying to curb the problem. And today, […]

  • Sex health info ASAP? There’s an app for that.

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Sex health info ASAP? There’s an app for that. By Margaret Ramirez Sonia González can still remember when she heard her calling to a career in public health. At 17, while attending the University of Texas at Austin, she volunteered at a drop-in center for homeless and runaway youth. There, she provided sexual health education […]

  • Nursing a Poor Neighborhood to Health

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Nursing a Poor Neighborhood to Health By Lenina Mortimer The Brownsville section of Brooklyn is known for poverty, violent crime, mass incarceration and a high diabetes mortality rate. One CUNY professor says the key to a brighter future in that neighborhood and others like it lies in social services that marry education and health care. […]

  • Just the Stats

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Just the Stats By Ruth Landa Mental health problems, substance abuse and alcohol consumption are among the most negative factors affecting the lives of New Yorkers and the city, making it critical that their impact on everything from longevity to tax dollars is understood. At the city’s Bureau of Epidemiology, Sungwoo Lim finds creative statistical […]

  • Going Global At Home and Abroad

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Going Global At Home and Abroad By Ronald E. Roel Twenty-five years ago, the largest group of global leaders ever assembled spent two days in New York City in impassioned conversation about the future of the world’s children. The unprecedented event, called the World Summit for Children, also convened dozens of high-level city and state […]

  • Faculty News, Research & Awards

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Faculty News, Research & Awards   POLICY & RESEARCH CUNY and NYU Examine Role of Community Health Workers The CUNY School of Public Health and the New York University Department of Population Health were recently awarded a $499,000 grant this year from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as part of […]

  • Five Strategic Focus Areas for CUNY SPH

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    Five Strategic Focus Areas for CUNY SPH At the NEWLY STRUCTURED CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, our dedication to promoting and sustaining healthier populations in New York City and around the world is guided by our strong sense of social justice. We examine how social, cultural and public policy developments influence […]

  • The Dean’s Corner

    March 24, 2016 | CityHealth Magazine

    THE DEAN’S CORNER: Diversity and Strength What makes this institution such a special place to study public health? I believe it’s our engagement with real health and social justice initiatives in real communities, right here in New York. Among our greatest strengths is our student body, which reflects the unparalleled diversity of New York City. […]

  • Faculty News, Research & Awards

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine

    FACULTY AND STUDENTS Visiting Scholars Two visiting scholars — one from Spain, the other from Portugal — will be joining the CUNY School of Public Health faculty during the 2014 calendar year. Francisco (Paco) Bolumar, M.D. is a visiting professor from the University of Alcala in Madrid, where he is a professor of Public Health […]

  • Pediatrician, Epidemiologist, Academician, Dean

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine

    After a busy, heartbreaking night as a pediatrician for a neonatal unit in a city with the highest infant mortality rate in the country, Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes decided that if he really wanted to help as many patients as possible, he needed to study public health. That was in the mid-1980s in Washing-ton, D.C. Today, […]

  • GISc: Mapping the Geographic Distance to Good Health

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine

    As a research technician at Montefiore Medical Center’s high-risk obstetrics clinic in the Bronx, Danielle Bottalico was struck by abnormally high rates of pregnant women suffering from anemia and diabetes. But it was only after she mapped the distance from nearly 5,000 low-income pregnant women’s homes to healthy grocery stores that she saw connections between […]

  • New Yorkers Get Their 10-Year Physical

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine

    Some New Yorkers are being asked for information about their medical history to help researchers get a better understanding of urban health. Nearly 3,000 New Yorkers have been randomly selected to participate in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NYC HANES.

  • Facing the Challenges of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine

    Deborah Kaplan is a public health leader in New York City government who specializes in maternal, infant and reproductive health. But in 2007, she decided to return to CUNY to get a doctorate in a field where she had worked for three decades — and in which she has accomplished much and earned many accolades. […]

  • Working to Get Women the Help They Need

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine

    By Barbara Fischkin Mayra J. Ferreira learned about public health and commu-nity medicine in a place she fondly remembers as el campo – the country-side: her grandfather’s farm in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic. There, as a girl, it was her responsibility to interpret the labels on medication for the chickens, cows and […]

  • HIV: Exploring the Best Approach to Treatment

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine, Press Releases & Announcements

    By Richard Firstman NIH funds research grant for a partnership between SPH and city’s Department of Health It’s been nearly two decades since HIV transitioned from a fatal diagnosis to a manageable condition, and in the last few years the treatment has become scarcely more complicated, or expensive, than a daily pill and quarterly blood […]

  • New Initiatives For Healthy CUNY On Contraception Alcohol, Mental Health

    March 18, 2014 | CityHealth Magazine, Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Nick Freudenberg

    By Margaret Ramirez Trekking to hundreds of New York City drugstores near college campuses, a CUNY School of Public Health doctoral student and her research team is documenting how emergency contraception is sold. Scouting the outside of liquor stores and bodegas in East Harlem and the South Bronx, another group of SPH researchers will soon […]