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

    December 11, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • New bioinformatics methods unlock analysis of major public genomics projects

    November 6, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsA scientist looking at a DNA sequence

    Dr. Levi Waldron, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), has published two bioinformatics papers, in the journals Cancer Research and Nature Methods. These papers present novel databases and bioinformatic methods that enable effective analyses of major cancer and human microbiome datasets for a much broader range of […]

  • Depression on the rise in the U.S.

    November 1, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsSad young man looking through the window

    The prevalence of depression is on the rise, according to a study carried out by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health. The study examined trends in major depression among persons aged 12 […]

  • Younger gay and bisexual men come out earlier, study finds

    October 31, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the NewsA gay couple in the park holding hands

    October 30, 2017  |  CUNY Newswire Younger gay and bisexual men are recognizing their sexual orientation and coming out a year earlier, on average, than comparable young adults reported a decade ago, according to researchers at The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Hunter College’s Center for […]

  • Can citizens influence environmental health policy?

    October 31, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsOil and gas drilling rig

    Dr. Elizabeth Glass Geltman, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy studied a proposed policy and its outcome on disposal of wastewater created by fracking, to examine the influence of citizens on environmental health policy. The work was published in the journal Environmental Justice. When a publicly held company proposed […]

  • Can mobile health apps solve pressing public health problems?

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the NewsTop view shot of woman training outdoors and using a smartphone to monitor her fitness progress.

    In an editorial in the November 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), asks whether mobile health applications (mHealth Apps) can help to solve such pressing public health problems as increasing access […]

  • Bringing mental health care into the community

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPensive man in eyeglasses listening to psychologist

    Dr. Gordon Shen, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with colleagues recently completed a study examining the deinstitutionalization of mental health care. Their findings were published in the journal Health Systems & Reform. Global consensus and national policies have emphasized deinstitutionalization, or a shift in providing mental health care […]

  • Study examines first trimester medication abortion practices in U.S. and Canada

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPhoto of a Planned Parenthood clinic

    Dr. Heidi Jones, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues examined first trimester medication abortion practices in the United States and Canada. The work was published in the journal PLoS One. The research team conducted a cross-sectional survey of abortion facilities from professional networks in […]

  • A Multifaceted Implementation Intervention for Alcohol Use Disorders

    October 23, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsWoman holding a glass of whiskey

    Dr. Jennifer Wisdom, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues examined the effects of a multifaceted implementation intervention to increase utilization of pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorders (AUD) within the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA). The work was published in the Journal of Substance […]

  • Inaugural recipients of Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award

    October 17, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsClose up of blue ribbon

    In summer 2017, CUNY SPH inaugurated the first annual Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards to recognize faculty members who received excellent student ratings in more than one course over the previous academic year.  This new tradition is intended to celebrate excellence of our academic programs as reflected by the very positive response of students enrolled […]

  • The association of air pollution and height among children in Hong Kong

    October 16, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsAsian child protects himself against air pollution by wearing mouth mask

    Dr. Mary Schooling, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues studied the association of air pollution and height in a cohort of Hong Kong children. The findings were published in the American Journal of Human Biology. Within populations, height is positively associated with economic success […]

  • Study looks at blogs as channels for disseminating health technology innovations

    October 16, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsSick woman looking for medical info on a tablet

    Dr. Ashish Joshi, Associate Dean at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with alumna Dr. Rinzin Wangmo, and current student, Ms. Chioma Amadi, described the features of Internet health informatics blogs. The research team conducted a search in August, 2016 using Google, and key words: ‘mobile health blog,’ ‘telehealth/telemedicine blog,’ […]

  • Panel of CUNY SPH students to present on critical leadership theory at APHA

    October 9, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH Accoladesleadership

    A panel comprised of CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) students will give an oral presentation entitled ‘Public Health Leadership Education & Practice‘ at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in November. The students, Lillian Meharan, Katrina Mateo, Jennifer Lee, and Kristen Cribbs will be speaking […]

  • Student’s reassessment of flawed analysis has broad implications for standards of care for kidney disease patients

    October 9, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsPhoto of arm with tubes running from it, in the process of dialysis

    Jochen Raimann, MD, PhD, a master’s student at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and manager of data analytics at the Renal Research Institute, along with CUNY SPH faculty Dr. Levi Waldron, and additional colleagues, examined a previously published meta-analysis on the success rate of procedures dealing with complications related to […]

  • Association between cigarette smoking quit rates and alcohol use disorders

    October 3, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsGlass of whiskey and cigarette in an ashtray

    Dr. Renee Goodwin, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues examined the cigarette smoking quit rate among a representative sample of U.S. adults with and without heavy alcohol use. The findings were published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The research team used data […]

  • Study examines impact of Massachusetts health reform on inpatient care use

    October 3, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsElderly woman patient sitting on a hospital bed

    Dr. Meredith G. Manze, a Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and colleagues examined the impact of Massachusetts health reform on inpatient care use. The findings were published in the journal Health Services Research. Most inpatient care for the uninsured and other vulnerable subpopulations occurs in safety-net […]

  • APHA honors Dean of CUNY SPH with prestigious award for distinguished service, leadership and innovation

    September 28, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH Accolades, SPH in the NewsDr. Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean of CUNY SPH

    AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION HONORS DEAN OF CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE, LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION September 27, 2017  |  CUNY News The dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, has received the American Public Health Association’s prestigious Executive Director’s Citation […]

  • Association between persistent pathogens and telomere shortening

    September 26, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsRed broken X chromosome among blue chromosomes on blue background.

    Dr. Jennifer Dowd, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and colleagues examined the association between seropositivity to four persistent pathogens (cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus-1, Helicobacter pylori, Chlamydia pneumoniae), and total pathogen burden on leukocyte telomere length in a diverse US sample. Data came from the […]

  • Study examines HIV testing preferences

    September 26, 2017 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsClose-up detail of blood being collected by the use of a capillary tube. Healthcare and medicine concept.

    Dr. Matthew Romo, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), and Dr. Elizabeth Kelvin, a professor at CUNY SPH, along with colleagues examined the HIV testing preferences among long distance truck drivers in Kenya. The findings were published in the journal AIDS Care. Providing HIV testing services […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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% […]

  • 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 […]

  • Improvements in population health limited without funding

    June 13, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Sean Haley, Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and a colleague conducted a statewide assessment of New York’s community health centers’ population health activities to understand how the activities align with the state’s Prevention Agenda. The findings were published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor […]

  • Measuring sexual orientation

    June 6, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Margaret Wolff, a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) DPH program, along with her colleagues current DPH student Christina Ventura-DiPersia, current MPH student Audren Renson, CUNY SPH professor Dr. Christian Grov, examined U.S. data collection efforts surrounding the measurement of sexual orientation. Their findings were published […]

  • Social trust fosters timely HIV testing

    June 6, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Denis Nash, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the relationship between higher social trust and lower late HIV diagnosis and mortality by race and ethnicity. The findings were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. The research team performed generalized structural equation modeling to […]

  • CUNY SPH celebrates inaugural commencement ceremony

    June 1, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

      The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) held its inaugural commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Master’s and doctoral graduates from the Class of 2017, as well as from the Fall Class of 2016 were celebrated at the ceremony, which was held at the historic Apollo Theater in […]

  • Effect of birth weight on academic performance

    May 30, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. C. Mary Schooling, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the effect of birth weight on academic performance. The findings were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Observationally, lower birth weight is usually associated with poorer academic performance; whether this association is causal or the […]

  • Ultrasound Imaging in Assessment of Chronic Kidney Disease

    May 30, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Levi Waldron, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined multiparametric quantitative ultrasound imaging in assessment of chronic kidney disease. The findings were published in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine. The research team appraised the value of multiparametric quantitative ultrasound imaging in assessing chronic kidney disease compared […]

  • Comparing demographic and sexual behavioral factors by recruitment platform

    May 22, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Christian Grov, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues compared self-reported demographic and sexual behavioral factors among men who have sex with men recruited through Mechanical Turk, Qualtrics, and a HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infections clinic-based sample. Their findings were published in the journal of Archives of Sexual Behavior. […]

  • Junk food advertising in NYC subways

    May 22, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Andrew Maroko, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined targeted marketing, often towards vulnerable groups, of unhealthful food and beverages in New York City subway stations. The findings were published in the Journal of Urban Health. Unhealthful food-and-beverage advertising often targets vulnerable groups. Neither the extent […]

  • Religiosity and spirituality among gay and bisexual men

    May 16, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Christian Grov, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the associations of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and education in a national cohort of gay and bisexual men in the United States. The findings were published in the journal Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. This study […]

  • Measuring adolescents’ knowledge about HPV

    May 16, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Spring Cooper, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues, assessed adolescents’ knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) and involvement in HPV vaccine decision-making. The study was published in the journal Public Health. The research team described the development and validation of measures of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV […]

  • Accredited Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Program launched for 2017-2018 school year

    May 16, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) Nutrition and Dietetic Internship was recently granted Candidacy Accreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and the program will be accepting qualified applicants for its inaugural class, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Dr. Ann Gaba, who […]

  • The physical and mental toll of being a caregiver

    May 9, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. William Gallo, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with public health students Ms. Wendy Vaughon (DPH student) and Ms. Jennifer Kaufman (MPH student), along with Mr. Aig Uniuigbe, an economics PhD student at CUNY, studied evidence of the adverse health effects of care giving on those […]

  • What is the impact of telehealth policies?

    May 9, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Jim Stimpson, the associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, along with colleagues recently evaluated telehealth reimbursement policies, and published their findings in Telemedicine Journal and E-health. Due to the rapid growth and inconsistency of telehealth policy, it is difficult to quantify the […]

  • Preterm birth affects puberty later in life

    May 2, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Mary Schooling, Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues examined the relationship between preterm birth and duration of puberty among girls in Hong Kong. The findings were published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The research team used data from the population-representative Chinese birth cohort “Children […]

  • Childhood wheezing disorders related to parental migrant status

    May 2, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Mary Schooling, Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined parental migrant status and childhood hospitalizations for asthma and other wheezing disorders. The findings were published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy. In developed Western settings, asthma is more prevalent among second-generation migrants, as compared to […]

  • Air pollution and infertility

    April 25, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    In a newly published study, Professor C Mary Schooling considers the role of air pollution as an endocrine disruptor. Many pollutants are endocrine disruptors that may reduce fertility. Whether air pollution also acts as an endocrine disruptor has rarely been considered. To fill this gap Professor Schooling and colleagues used an innovative statistical technique in […]

  • High demand for PrEP in Germany

    April 25, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    In 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of once-daily Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil) for use as HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Given the ongoing burden of HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM), the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended all GBM consider PrEP as part […]

  • Applying lessons from countermarketing

    April 25, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professors Chris Palmedo and Nick Freudenberg, with CUNY SPH students Eleni Murphy and Sarah Garza, and Lori Dorfman at the Berkeley Media Studies Group, have published a review in the Annual Review of Public Health that explores the application of lessons from countermarketing tobacco, demonstrated to contribute to reduced tobacco use, to discouraging consumption of […]

  • Updated message from Dean Ayman El-Mohandes on the CUNY SPH 2017 Commencement

    April 24, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dear CUNY SPH Faculty, Students, and Colleagues: When I met with my senior staff at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and our school’s advisors earlier this year to plan for commencement, we quickly decided our central focus should be New York women who have provided leadership and inspiration for those […]

  • CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes’ Statement on 2017 Commencement Presenters

    April 21, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, which is committed to a mission of promoting health and social justice in New York City, is pleased to announce its program for honorees and speakers at this year’s spring commencement, to be held on June 1, 2017 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. To […]

  • CUNY SPH Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

    April 19, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The inaugural commencement ceremony of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, which will feature three powerful public health and social justice leaders, will take place on June 1, 2017 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.   Honorary Doctor of Science Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, will receive an […]

  • Formaldehyde exposure and leukemia

    April 18, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor Franklin Mirer has published a commentary on the evolution of the assessment of the carcinogenic potential and potency of formaldehyde in the April issue of Synergist, membership publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Formaldehyde is in play again because of a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule limiting emissions of formaldehyde from […]

  • Saving money by quitting tobacco

    April 18, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Drs. Alexis Pozen, Marianne Fahs and William T. Gallo, all professors at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues estimated the impact of tobacco cessation on household spending on non-tobacco goods in the USA. The findings were published in the journal Tobacco Control. The research team used the 2006-2015 Consumer […]

  • Long term associations between exercise, diet, and BMI

    April 17, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    A recent study by Dr. Ghada Soliman, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the longitudinal associations between changes in physical activity, healthy dietary behaviors, and body mass index among adults. The findings were published in the journal PLoS One. The research team used prospective cohort data […]

  • Emily Ferris and Terry Huang Author Book Chapter

    April 10, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY SPH DPH student, Emily Ferris, and CUNY SPH faculty, Dr. Terry Huang, have recently collaborated on a book chapter that addresses turning systems approaches into innovative solutions to childhood obesity. Congratulations Emily and Terry!   Huang TT, Ferris EB. Connecting the dots: translating systems thinking into innovative solutions for childhood obesity. In: Goran MI […]

  • Social Movements and Their Effect on Depression

    April 10, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Mary Schooling, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues examined the longitudinal patterns and predictors of depression trajectories related to the 2014 occupy/umbrella movement in Hong Kong. The findings were published in the journal American Journal of Public Health. This study was conceived to examine the mental […]

  • Demographic Shifts Affect Measles Patterns in China

    April 10, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor Sheng Li co-authors “Demographic transition and the dynamics of measles in six provinces in China: A modeling study,” which was published in PLoS Medicine, April 4th, 2017. This collaborative systems modeling project was done by Professor Li and his colleagues from WHO, US CDC, China CDC and PSU. Measles is a highly contagious childhood […]

  • Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Maternal Characteristics and Obstetrical Complications

    April 10, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Drs. Ayman El-Mohandes and Michele Kiely, dean and associate dean for research, respectively, at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues, investigated the associations between maternal characteristics, access to care, and obstetrical complications including near miss status on admission or during hospitalization on perinatal outcomes among Indonesian singletons. The work […]

  • CUNY SPH collaborates with Harlem community organizations

    April 7, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    On April 4th, the School’s Department of Community Health & Social Sciences hosted the first of what will be ongoing dialogues with neighboring community-based organizations (CBOs) in Harlem.  The forum enabled us to learn first-hand from local CBOs how the School can serve our community, as well as partner in ways that contribute to the […]

  • Population Health Informatics Certificate students offered exciting opportunities with Department of Health

    April 3, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The Certificate Program in Population Health Informatics at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy announces a collaboration with the Bureau of IT Informatics at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This collaboration offers all students that are enrolled in the certificate program internships in the cutting edge […]

  • Perceived discrimination is bad for health

    April 3, 2017 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Luisa Borrell, Professor of Epidemiology at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, has published a study with colleagues that examines the effect of perceived discrimination and self-rated health among the immigrant population in the Basque Country, Spain. The researchs examined whether the association between perceived discrimination and self-rated health varied […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Low Birth Weight and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    December 20, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “Birth weight and risk of ischemic heart disease: A Mendelian randomization study.” The World Health Organization has classified low birth weight as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, this advice is based on observational studies which might indicate that lower birth weight causes cardiovascular disease or might indicate that […]

  • Questioning US dietary guidelines regarding coffee consumption

    December 1, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “Habitual coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, depression and Alzheimer’s disease: a Mendelian randomization study.” The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-20 say that “moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern,” and “coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 […]

  • CUNY Institutes and Partners Launch Initiative to Combat Hunger and Food Insecurity Among Students

    November 14, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Earlier this month, two CUNY institutes, Healthy CUNY and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, met with community partners with the goal of addressing hunger and food insecurity within the CUNY community. Healthy CUNY, is a university-wide initiative that promotes health to increase academic success, and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is a research […]

  • A weight management tool for Latina women

    November 8, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    DPH student Katrina Mateo co-authored “Adapting a weight management tool for Latina women: a usability study of the Veteran Health Administration’s MOVE!23 tool.” Obesity disproportionately affects Latina women, but few targeted, technology-assisted interventions that incorporate tailored health information exist for this population. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) uses an online weight management tool (MOVE!23) which […]

  • Community Schools: A Public Health Opportunity to Reverse Urban Cycles of Disadvantage

    October 19, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY School of Public Health doctoral student Catherine Diamond and Nicholas Freudenberg, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Public Health, have published a paper in the Journal of Urban Health, “Community Schools: A Public Health Opportunity to Reverse Urban Cycles of Disadvantage.”  The paper shows how community schools contribute to both improved academic success and better community health […]

  • Early maternal menarche and health risk

    October 19, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Age of menarche falls substantially globally with economic development, and now appears to be near its physiological lower limit in the US. Younger age of menarche is consistently associated with higher risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, but it is unclear how to translate this observation into effective public health action with modifiable targets […]

  • Numerous CUNY SPH Students to Present at APHA Annual Conference

    October 17, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The 2016 APHA Annual Meeting, to be held in Denver, Colorado later this month, will feature 10 presentations from CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy students. Dean Ayman El-Mohandes praised the students’ research, “I am delighted by the breadth of our student research to be displayed at the Annual Meeting this year. […]

  • New grant awarded to Assistant Professor Karen Flórez

    October 5, 2016 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Karen Flórez

    Dr. Karen Flórez, Assistant professor in the Department of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences received a three-year award of $461,616 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities for her study, Policy Impacts on Behavioral Health Disparities among Latinos. This project is an extension of Dr. Flórez’s work health disparities among Latinos […]

  • Smog and Birth Weight

    October 5, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “The association of air pollution with birth weight and gestational age: evidence from Hong Kong’s ‘Children of 1997’ birth cohort.” The World Health Organization has classified low birth weight as a risk factor for adult cardiovascular disease. Air pollution is a modifiable factor that may affect birth weight. The effects […]

  • Pregnancy and Safe Sex in Zimbabwe and South Africa

    September 18, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Heidi Jones co-authors study examining, “Sexual risk and Intravaginal Practice Behavior Changes During Pregnancy.” This analysis, which Dr. Jones co-authored with colleagues at Columbia University, examined changes in self-reported sexual behaviors and intravaginal practices during pregnancy in order to understand pregnancy’s impact on important factors associated with STI acquisition. […]

  • Fertility vs Heart Health?

    September 18, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor C Mary Schooling co-authors “Endogenous androgen exposures and ischemic heart disease, a separate sample Mendelian randomization study.” Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. Over the last 50 years, progress has been made in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in the West, but cardiovascular disease rates are rising with […]

  • Corporations and the Health of the Public

    September 18, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    With colleagues in Brazil, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and elsewhere, Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at CUNY, has recently published three articles on the health impact of corporations. The first, by Weishaar et al., analyzes how the media represent the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries in their coverage of public health […]

  • Health Department: Significant Decline In Exposure To Secondhand Smoke

    September 9, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    NYCDOHMH and CUNY researchers have published a new study that highlights a 35 percent decline in exposure among adult nonsmokers from 2001 to 2014. The study was co-authored by Professor Lorna Thorpe and CUNY SPH students Claudia Chernov, Amy Freeman, and Jesica Rodriguez-Lopez. Click here for the full press release.

  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Genomic Sequencing

    September 9, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    MPH alumna Tiffany Chan and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Levi Waldron assess disparities in The Cancer Genome Atlas. It is probable, but poorly understood, that ethnic diversity is related to the pathogenesis of cancer, and may have an impact on the generalizability of findings from cancer genomics studies to racial minorities. This study […]

  • Testing choices may help address HIV in South Africa

    September 9, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Elizabeth Kelvin, DPH student Sonia Cheruvilli, and MPH student Stephanie Christian co-author “Choice in HIV Testing: The Acceptability and Anticipated Use of a Self-Administered At-Home Oral HIV Test Among South Africans” Combination HIV prevention is being widely promoted by funders. This strategy aims to offer HIV prevention choices that […]

  • Welcome, Egyptian Fulbrights

    September 2, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    This week, CUNY SPH is hosting a cohort of Egyptian public health scholars through the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, as part of a partnership program with the Indiana University School of Public Health. As the only public health groups selected for the program in 2016, IU and CUNY have developed a curriculum focused on teaching […]

  • PrEP Usage Varies By Place

    September 2, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    A new study by Professor Grov and colleagues at the Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST—directed by Dr. Jeffrey Parsons) examined how willingness to use a new HIV prevention strategy varied based on where participants were surveyed. In 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a pill […]

  • Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City

    September 2, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    In his recently published book, Beyond the Kale, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Nevin Cohen asserts that urban agriculture has vast potential to achieve social change. Urban agriculture is increasingly considered an important part of creating just and sustainable cities. Yet the benefits that many people attribute to urban agriculture—fresh food, green space, […]

  • NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center Issues Report On Neighborhood-Based Health Initiatives At Harlem NYCHA Developments

    August 29, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC) is pleased to announce the release of a report entitled “Launching a Neighborhood-Based Community Health Worker Initiative,” underscoring the key health priorities of public housing residents living in five New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments in East and Central Harlem. The report is part of a collaboration […]

  • Not all sex work is the same. CUNY study compares male sex workers on Craigslist and Rentboy.

    August 26, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY School of Public Health professor Christian Grov and his colleagues recently had their manuscript, “How do male sex workers on Craigslist differ from those on Rentboy? A comparison of two samples” accepted for publication in the journal Culture Health and Sexuality. The study compared men who were advertising for paid sexual encounters in two […]

  • Diabetes is different for kids

    August 26, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

      Type 2 Diabetes is an increasing burden in young people, and affects them differently than adults, according to the new American Diabetes Association Consensus Report co-authored by CUNY SPH Community Health and Social Sciences Professor Terry Huang. Type 2 diabetes is a significant and increasing burden in adolescents and young adults. Clear strategies for […]

  • SPH faculty address Agent Orange in Hanoi

    August 26, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Sciences Professors Jean Grassman and Franklin Mirer delivered invited presentations at the International Scientific Seminar on “Assessment of the damages of Agent Orange/Dioxin used by the US during the Vietnam War” from 8th-9th August 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The seminar was in conjunction with Agent Orange Day marking the 55th Anniversary […]

  • Machine Learning and Your Microbiome

    August 24, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Levi Waldron, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues recently published an article that comprehensively assess approaches to metagenomics-based prediction tasks and for quantitative assessment of microbiome-phenotype associations. The work was published in PLoS Computational Biology. The human microbiome – the entire set of microbial organisms associated […]

  • Research Highlights Social Security’s Significant Economic Impact on Communities

    August 18, 2016 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Andrew Maroko

    CUNY School of Public Health Professor Dr. Andrew Maroko and collaborator Dr. Peter Arno of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, have published a report illuminating the impact of Social Security on communities across America. Out of their research, the Social Security Spotlight online research tool was born. The site provides easily accessible information about […]

  • CUNY and Einstein-Montefiore Research Team Receives $9.4 Million to Lead Study of HIV/AIDS Care in Central Africa

    August 16, 2016 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Denis Nash

    CUNY School of Public Health professor Denis Nash, in collaboration with colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has  received a $9.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the renewal of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) – Central African regional collaboration. The IeDEA Central Africa Regional cohort collaboration is an observational […]

  • CUNY SPH Faculty Examines Association Between Parental Race and Birth Outcomes

    June 19, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    “Although the face of America is changing as we mix and mingle every day, racism is alive and well in our society, and actually, appears to be resurfaced in unexpected ways, shades, and places.”

  • CUNY SPH Honors Class of 2016

    May 31, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy held its Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. Families, friends and faculty gathered to honor and celebrate the class of 2016 at the Gerald Lynch Theater. Dr. George C. Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA) delivered the keynote speech and […]

  • CUNY Faculty Compares Laboratory Tests for Tuberculosis Infection

    May 24, 2016 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Jim Stimpson

    Dr. Jim Stimpson, associate dean of academic affairs and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues used nationally representative population data on tuberculosis infection to characterize concordance between the tuberculin skin test and the QuantiFERON(®)-TB Gold In-Tube blood test for immigrants in the United States. The work is […]

  • CUNY Faculty to Develop Framework for Brooklyn Wellness Trust

    May 20, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Over the last few years, there has been a growing financial crisis of hospitals in Brooklyn, New York. A large percentage of potentially preventable hospital admissions in the city are due to preventable chronic health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. In response to this crisis, Governor Cuomo budgeted $700 million in capital […]

  • CUNY Faculty Studies Assessment of Reproductive Knowledge

    May 13, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Michele Kiely, associate dean for research and a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and colleagues recently published an analysis of whether high-risk pregnant African American women in Washington, DC who participated in an intervention to reduce behavioral and psychosocial risks, had greater reproductive health knowledge than women […]

  • CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Releases Report on Food and Nutrition in East Harlem

    May 9, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, a research and action group based at the CUNY School of Public Health, has released a new report, Eating in East Harlem: An Assessment of Changing Community Foodscapes in Community District 11, 2000-2015. The report analyzes changes in food retail, institutional food, food benefits and food insecurity, nutrition education […]

  • Scholarship Opportunity for International Students

    May 6, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The GNP Branded Gear Educational Scholarship The GNP Branded Gear Educational Scholarship encourages applicants to share their own, their parent(s) or their grandparent(s) immigrant experiences. The best minds of tomorrow’s workforce have yet to be discovered, and we know that they come from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds. We also believe that any […]

  • CUNY SPH Leadership Connects Students with APHA

    May 4, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    If you believe in public health, and believe in students, consider supporting the APHA Leadership Challenge. Created by CUNY SPH Advisory Council Chair Dr. Lyndon Haviland in 2011, the Leadership Challenge is the annual campaign that helps send public health students to the APHA Annual Meeting each November. “I’ve been thrilled to see APHA’s support for […]

  • CUNY Researcher and Colleagues’ Publication Chosen by Editors of American Journal of Epidemiology as One of the Best Articles Published in 2015

    April 9, 2016 | Press Releases & AnnouncementsDr. Mary Schooling

    CUNY Researcher and Colleagues’ Publication Chosen by Editors of American Journal of Epidemiology as One of the Best Articles Published in 2015 Dr. C. Mary Schooling, professor at the CUNY School of Public Health, and colleagues have been honored by the editors of the American Journal of Epidemiology.  Their article,  “Evaluation of moderate alcohol use […]

  • CUNY School of Public Health and NYC Partner to Measure Impact of Community Parks Initiative on Public Health

    April 7, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    New York—The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has embarked on an innovative research collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to establish the health benefits of living in a community with a high-quality neighborhood park.

  • CUNY Researchers Awarded a Grant from the Society of Family Planning

    April 1, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Drs. Heidi Jones, Diana Romero, Lynn Roberts, and Meredith Manze, all faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, were recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the Society of Family Planning. The grant looks at client and provider perspectives on reproductive intention screening during the primary care encounter, using a reproductive justice […]

  • New Report Documents Improved Food Access Yet Persistent Dietary Health Disparities in East Harlem

    March 28, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    For more information: Nick.Freudenberg@sph.cuny.edu urbanfoodpolicy@sph.cuny.edu NEW YORK, March 28, 2016 — The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, a research and action group at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), today released a new report, Eating in East Harlem An Assessment of Changing Community Foodscapes in Community District 11, 2000-2015. The […]

  • CUNY and Indiana University Partner to Host Fulbright Junior Faculty program

    March 28, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    NEW YORK – For 10 weeks this summer, the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and the Indiana University (IU) School of Public Health-Bloomington will host a cohort of Egyptian public health scholars through the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program. As the only public health group selected […]

  • 2016 CUNY SPH Student Innovation Challenge

    March 14, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Introducing the 2016 CUNY SPH Student Innovation Challenge: Three Students Will Win $250! Do you have an innovative public health idea?  Submit it to the CUNY SPH Student Innovation Challenge! Held in conjunction with National Public Health Week (April 4 –10), the Challenge, now in its second year, is designed to bring out creative ideas […]

  • CUNY and the NYC Health Dept. Offer Researchers New Data and Biospecimen Resource

    February 12, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    As part of a partnership dedicated to advancing urban health research, the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy and NYC Department of Health have released new population health data from the 2013-2014 NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). The NYC HANES website now contains direct access to analytic datasets, codebooks, sample […]

  • CUNY SPH Celebrates Winter Graduation

    January 27, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    On January 22, students gathered with friends, family, professors, and deans to celebrate winter graduation at CUNY SPH’s first graduation celebration at the new SPH building. Dean El-Mohandes gave a wonderful speech, and there was a delicious buffet and a photographer to document all the smiles! Congratulations to the Class of 2015! We look forward to hosting our next celebration in honor […]

  • Get Covered with Healthy CUNY

    January 21, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The Healthy CUNY initiative, which promotes health among the CUNY community of students, faculty, and staff, is encouraging the CUNY community to sign up for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) during the month of January. January marks Healthy CUNY’s month of Health Insurance Coverage, and for many people the deadline to […]

  • Trustees Approve New Structure For CUNY School of Public Health

    November 25, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    “This restructuring is an essential step forward in order to assure the well-being and enhancement of the school. It will allow the institution to flourish in the broader marketplace of public health graduate schools and to serve the people of the State and City with great distinction.” – Trustee Chair Benno Schmidt

  • Freudenberg Health Equity Webinar Available Here

    September 23, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health, recently presented a webinar on Moving Public Health Upstream to Reduce Health Inequities. The presentation serves as a training for the Region 2 Public Health Training Center at the Columbia University School of Public Health. Public health professionals working for state […]

  • CUNY SPH Receives Grant to Study Community Health Workers in Harlem

    September 17, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY School of Public Health has received a $499,000 grant from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to lead a second year of an evaluation of a major community health worker initiative. The initiative seeks to improve health outcomes of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents in Harlem by linking people […]

  • CUNY SPH Introduces Non-degree Certificate in Population Health Informatics

    September 2, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Collecting, processing and disseminating health data for individuals, families and policymakers is now an essential component of pubic health research and practice. The CUNY School of Public Health is dedicated to designing and deploying data-informed interventions to address our the most pressing public health challenges, and our non-degree certificate provides empirically-driven training to professionals working […]

  • CUNY SPH Boot Camp on August 24th & 25th

    August 21, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    THE CUNY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Congratulations to the CUNY School of Public Health Class of 2015! You are invited to attend the SPH Alumni Association’s First New Graduate Networking Event at the CUNY SPH, 2180 Third Avenue, Room 330 Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00 –8:00 PM The event will include a panel discussion about […]

  • CUNY School of Public Health Graduates Recognized in Ceremony

    June 12, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY School of Public Health Graduation Recognition Ceremony is an annual event held to honor SPH-wide graduates and awardees from across the four campuses.  This year’s 5th annual Recognition Ceremony was held in the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College.  Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, President of the American Public Health Association, was the keynote […]

  • Freudenberg Keynotes Health Equity Symposium in Bogota, Colombia

    June 8, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY SPH Faculty Keynotes Symposium on Health Education and Health Equity in Bogota, Colombia On June 7, Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health and Hunter College delivered the closing keynote address at the Colombian Symposium on Health Education and Health Equity at the University of the Andes […]

  • Dean El-Mohandes Elected to Executive Board of ASPPH

    June 2, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dean El-Mohandes Elected to Executive Board of ASPPH Ayman El-Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH, dean of the CUNY School of Public Health has been elected to the Executive Board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). ASPPH is the voice of accredited academic public health, representing schools and programs accredited by the […]

  • United Hospital Fund Provides CUNY SPH with $100K to Address Depression Among CUNY Students

    May 21, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The grant will address untreated depression among CUNY students by developing and pilot testing a student awareness campaign and resources, and using student “health ambassadors” to provide outreach and information at three Bronx campuses. CUNY School of Public Health will also strengthen campus mental health services and review current linkages to community mental health providers. […]

  • Public Health Career Fair

    May 21, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The very first CUNY SPH Public Health Career Fair was held on Monday, February 23rd, 4:30-7pm at the Silberman campus, 2180 third avenue at 119th street. We had the following organizations in attendance; American Institute for Research BronxWorks Center for Environmental Health Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service Department of Health & Mental […]

  • First Root Cause Conference on Social Justice

    May 21, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Root Cause Conference on Social Justice: Black Lives Matter and Public Health Panel: We convened a panel of community organizers, professors, healers and researchers to contribute their perspectives on “Black Lives Matter.” Panelists spoke to the lives of young black people, the role of police in communities of color, policing in schools, healing justice, critical […]

  • CUNY SPH Will Evaluate Industry-led Anti-Obesity Effort

    May 6, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the News

    NEWS RELEASE   Contact:    P. Christopher Palmedo, PhD, MBA CUNY School of Public Health chris.palmedo@sph.cuny.edu 503-998-7360 @cpalmedo   Michael Arena University Director of Communications and Marketing The City University of New York 646-664-9300   CUNY School of Public Health Selected to Evaluate Community Impact by Food Industry-led Hunger and Obesity Effort   NEW YORK – Wednesday, […]

  • APHA President to Keynote CUNY SPH Graduation Ceremony

    May 4, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika will present the keynote address at the CUNY School of Public Health’s Graduation Recognition Ceremony on June 2, 2015. Dr.  Kumanyika, is a public health scholar and currently serves as president of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Kumanyika,emeritus professor of epidemiology at the University of […]

  • Jim Stimpson named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

    April 25, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Jim Stimpson, PhD, founding director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), will begin his role at the CUNY School of Public Health on July 1.  The CUNY SPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as the school’s chief academic officer, providing the intellectual and administrative leadership for academic programs, […]

  • With Half of World’s Population Urban, CUNY SPH Faculty Examine How Cities Can Improve Health

    April 25, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    What role can cities play in food policy? A new series of papers in the April issue of the British journal Public Health by CUNY SPH faculty at Hunter College and their international colleagues seeks to answer this question. The reports assess current efforts to reduce diet-related disease, obesity, and food insecurity in four world […]

  • Root Cause Collective

    April 22, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Root Cause Collective Mission To mitigate, resist, and undo the deleterious community health effects of racism, gentrification, and market justice. Who we are A public health student organization at Hunter College chartered in the fall of 2014 to foster community for students interested in social justice and public health. We attempt to accomplish our mission through continuous […]

  • Alfredo Morabia Begins Role as A.J.P.H. Editor-in-Chief

    April 12, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College, and at the CUNY School of Public Health, has begun his tenure as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health. A renowned researcher, author, professor of epidemiology, and fellow of the […]

  • Levi Waldron Selected 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar in Trento, Italy

    April 12, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY SPH and Hunter College Assistant Professor Levi Waldron has been selected to be a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor for a six month period at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento. Dr. Waldron’s work will seek to bridge gaps between high-throughput biology and public health, and bring together […]

  • CUNY SPH Student Innovation Challenge Award: Deadline 4/14/15

    March 31, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award CUNY School of Public Health celebrates the National Public Health Week (http://www.nphw.org) to be held during April 6th – April 14th, 2015 by launching its 1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award . INNOVATION is a new idea that reflects application of better […]

  • Bassett focuses policy on advancing health equity

    March 30, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Mary Bassett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks about her efforts to transform public policy through the pursuit of health equity streategies. For more than 30 years,  Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity, both domestically and across the globe. She spent 17 years […]

  • The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair: Friday, April 17

    March 19, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair takes place Friday, April 17th at the Javits Center. The flyer (below and attached) is being sent to numerous offices throughout CUNY with the hope that copies will be printed for prominent display and wide distribution to degree program students, including current year graduates looking for […]

  • Deborah Lupton, “Critical Digital Health Studies: A Research Agenda”

    February 25, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Deborah Lupton, Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra, Australia, discusses the phenomenon of “digital health” . In contrast to popular and professional representations of digital health technologies in utopian terms, Lupton makes the case for a critical approach to digital health technologies. Lunch provided.

  • Public Health Grand Rounds Featuring NYC DOHMH Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD, MPH

    January 10, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Please join us on Monday, February 2nd, 4:30-6:00pm  at The CUNY Graduate Center, 9100, Skylight Room for the DPH Program’s monthly Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series featuring NYC’s new Health Commissioner, Mary Bassett, MD, MPH. Dr. Bassett was named the NYC DOHMH Commissioner in January 2014. She has more than 30 years of public […]

  • Virtual Information Chat Sessions

    January 5, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Do you have questions about the CUNY School of Public Health programs? How to apply through SOPHAS ? Virtual information chat sessions offer interested students a chance to chat with admission staff at the CUNY School of Public Health. Click here to join us for an information chat session on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from […]

  • Health In South Africa: 20 Years After Apartheid

    December 17, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    On December 10, Dr. David Sanders spoke at the CUNY Graduate Center about the progress and challenges in improving health and reducing inequalities in health in South Africa in the two decades since the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela. Sanders is the founding director of the University of Western Cape School of Public Health and an […]

  • CUNY School of Public Health Faculty and Students Receive Awards at APHA Annual Meeting

    December 5, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    At the recent American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, several CUNY School of Public Health faculty and students received awards. Diana Romero, PhD MA, Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, received the Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) Programs […]

  • Epidemiologists Discuss The Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons

    November 24, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    (Source: cdc.gov) Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low. Join us for a panel discussion as […]

  • CUNY SPH Welcomes Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith

    October 24, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY School of Public Health welcomed Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith to the CUNY family on October 2nd, at the Red Rooster in Harlem.  Faculty and staff of the School, members of the School’s Advisory Board, members of the CUNY Chancellery and friends and supporters of the School were among the attendees.   […]

  • CUNY SPH Advisory Council holds Inaugural Meeting

    October 24, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Members of the CUNY School of Public Health Advisory Council met for its inaugural meeting on October 3rd on the East Harlem campus. The Council began working on an agenda to leverage its collective resources and expertise to position the CUNY SPH as a  foci of Public Health innovation and service to the CUNY community, […]

  • Announcing the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship

    September 25, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

  • Susan Klitzman Assumes New Post to Coordinate Inter-Campus Programs

    July 31, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Susan Klitzman, an accomplished public health leader, teacher and scholar, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Inter-Campus Coordination at the CUNY School of Public Health. Previously serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Public Health, Dr. Klitzman will oversee the launch of new inter-disciplinary and inter-campus academic […]

  • A CUNY Life

    July 3, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    “I was hopeless, helpless, hated, abandoned, confused and feeling worthless and poor,” Adewale Troutman told the CUNY School of Public Health’s 2014 graduates. The mean streets of the 1960s Bronx claimed his closest friends: “Ray was shot and killed at a party in Harlem, Rensselaer became a drug dealer and was sent to prison, and […]

  • Michele Kiely Appointed New Associate Dean for Research

    June 16, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Michele Kiely, a perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist with a deep commitment to public health, has been appointed as Associate Dean for Research at the CUNY School of Public Health, effective Sept.1. ‘Dr. Kiely brings tremendous expertise to this position and enhances the potential of the school for success in competitive research funding and organization,” […]

  • CUNY and NYU School of Medicine Awarded $3.75 Million To Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Inequities

    June 11, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The New York University School of Medicine and City University of New York have been awarded a five-year, $3.75 million federal grant to establish an innovative public-private partnership—a new research center aimed at reducing heart disease inequities in New York City. The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

  • 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 […]

  • LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

    February 3, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY School of Public Health presents a panel discussion to celebrate the release of a new book, LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health. Thursday, February 201, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Skylight Room, 9th Floor, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue at […]

  • CUNY and the NYC Health Department Launch Second NYC HANES Survey

    January 29, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The CUNY School of Public Health and New York City Health Department are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From the fall of 2013 until early 2014, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households are being asked to answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will […]

  • Top Lessons from 50 Years of Fighting the Tobacco Industry

    January 29, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    On the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, CUNY Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg offers an assessment of the promise and limitations of public health activism. More…

  • CUNY Researchers Report That Testosterone May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

    January 29, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Testosterone in men declines with age and ill health, so low testosterone levels tend to correlate with cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Testosterone replacement is increasingly promoted to older men, although the safety of testosterone replacement has never been assessed in a large trial. Meta-analyses of small, randomized-controlled trials suggest testosterone administration […]

  • CUNY and NYC to Examine the Effectiveness of HIV Care Coordination

    January 29, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Professor Denis Nash of the CUNY School of Public Health and Mary Irvine, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is leading leading a large-scale public health study entitled, “HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants and costs.”  The study is funded by a five-year $3.1 million NIH R01 grant from […]

  • Where your tech gadget goes to die

    January 10, 2014 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Discarded electronics from wealthy countries end up in places like Agbogbloshie, Ghana, home to a huge e-waste dump By David Biello January 10, 2014 Agbogbloshie, a neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, is where European gadgets go to die. Ghana imports some 237,000 tons of computers, cell phones, televisions and other electronics annually, mostly from Europe, making […]

  • La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival: Spooking the Community Into Having a Healthier Halloween

    October 31, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The Nutrition Club in partnership with The Food Policy Center demonstrated how to have a healthier Halloween on Sunday, October 27th at the La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival. Demonstrating festive, healthy treats for parents and children alike, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed two crates of apples from the Corbin Hill CSA in the form of […]

  • CUNY SPH and Hunter College Helps Take a Bite Into Food Day

    October 31, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated […]

  • LESSONS FROM HURRICANE SANDY: A COMMUNITY RESPONSE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

    October 30, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine published “Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: a Community Response in Brooklyn, New York,” authored by four students, Graduate Center, CUNY School of Public Health — Michael T. Schmeltz, Sonia K. González, Liza Fuentes, and Amy Kwan. Liza Fuentes Sonia K. González Amy Kwan Michael […]

  • The New York City Food Policy Center co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC

    July 21, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    On July 17th, The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC along with 11 other leading New York city food organizations ( Brooklyn Food Coalition, City Harvest, Food Bank For New York City, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food Studies program at […]

  • CUNY Board Appoints Dr. Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health

    June 5, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes, an internationally recognized leader in the field of public health, has been named Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health, effective September 2, 2013. His appointment was recommended by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein after a national search and was approved unanimously by the Executive Committee of The Board of Trustees on May 22, 2013.

  • Recent CUNY SPH graduate Michael LeVasseur together with SPH faculty members Elizabeth Kelvin & /Nicholas Grosskopf publish on the association among bullying, identity and suicide attempt among New York City youth

    May 20, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Recent SPH graduate Michael LeVasseur, together with Hunter faculty member Elizabeth Kelvin and York College faculty member Nicholas, publishes: “Intersecting identities and the association between bullying and suicide attempt among New York City youths: results from the 2009 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Survey” in the AJPH.  The authors found that the association between […]

  • CUNY School of Public Health News » News 2013-05-20 09:34:57

    May 20, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Recent SPH graduate Michael LeVasseur, together with Hunter faculty member Elizabeth Kelvin and York College faculty member Nicholas, publishes: “Intersecting identities and the association between bullying and suicide attempt among New York City youths: results from the 2009 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Survey” in the AJPH.  The authors found that the association between […]

  • Christian Grov was a featured guest on CBC Radio “Spark with Nora Young” episode 216 “Texting, Over-the-top Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, Emulation and Preservation of Video Games

    May 6, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY SPH faculty member, Christian Grov was a featured guest on CBC Radio “Spark with Nora Young” episode 216 “Texting, Over-the-top Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, Emulation and Preservation of Video Games” about Racism on the social networking app “Grindr.” The segment begins at 10 minutes and Christian’s interview begins at 20 […]

  • Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish an explanation for the higher rates of cardiovascular disease among men than women.

    April 18, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular events among men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials. At any given age men have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than women, which was previously attributed to lower levels of estrogens among men than women. However, large trials […]

  • Dr. Glen Johnson and colleagues from the New York State Department of Health publish: Breastfeeding Practices in New York State Maternity Hospitals: Results From a Statewide Survey.

    March 23, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    A survey of 138 maternity hospitals in New York State was conducted. Among healthy births, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely to occur in hospitals offering only basic care (level 1) or subspecialty care (level 3), relative to Regional Perinatal Centers; and is more likely with hospitals outside of New York City, relative to those […]

  • Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish a new theory explaining why statins are more effective than other lipid modulating therapies.

    March 20, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: The effects of statins on testosterone in men and women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease, whilst other cholesterol modulating drugs, such as estrogen, niacin and CETP-inhibitors, have been less effective. Thus, the possibility exists […]

  • Dr Jack Caravanos talks on YouTube about Mold Contamination Hurricane Sandy: Assessment & Control

    February 25, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Understanding basic mold growth is essential for controlling this microbial hazard. This short primer is intended to provide the most basic information on environmental mold contamination, says Professor Jack Caravanos from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. See:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDv7w-r9Gzs Some basic pointers on proper N95 particulate filtering facemask respirators used by volunteers, […]

  • Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish on performance of a rapid test for self-diagnosis of trichomoniasis

    February 20, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology:  Performance of a Rapid Self-Test for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in South Africa and Brazil.  The authors found that rapid point-of-care tests performed well for detecting trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted infection, even with the women performing the test on their own.  These […]

  • CUNY School of Public Health Student Receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship for HIV Prevention Smartphone App Research

    February 11, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    Sonia K. González,doctoral student at the CUNY School of Public Health at the Graduate Center, has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Mental Health to modify an existing sexual health smartphone app to conduct a two-arm study.The study will evaluate knowledge and connection to clinical services via GPS abilities of the smartphone. The […]

  • Ford Foundation provides $550,000 to CUNY Public Health Professor Jessie Daniels for JustPublics@365

    February 11, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The Ford Foundation has provided a research grant to launch JustPublics@365, which aims to increase the impact of scholarly work on inequality by forging links among scholars, media professionals, and political activists, and inspiring informed public debate. JustPublics@365 will be overseen by the CUNY Graduate Center Provost and two professors, including Jessie Daniels, Professor of […]

  • “Big Game” Calorie Costs in Exercise

    January 24, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    CUNY School of Public Health at HUNTER College Faculty Member Shows Big Game Activities to Burn off Foods You Just Ate

  • A new publication from the Institute of Medicine reports on U.S. health disadvantages using a database developed by researchers at CUNY and collaborating institutes.

    January 13, 2013 | Press Releases & Announcements

    The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have recently published a report entitled “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”, which presents a shocking fact that in spite of the greater per capita expenditure on health care than any other country…