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SPH This Week

April 5, 2020
Upcoming Signature Programs
Building the Public Health System of the Future
Apr 9
4 to 5 p.m.
School News
How Data Science Could Revolutionize Population Health
A new, $2.5 million initiative will use data on social determinants of health to improve policies around the world.
‘Drink Driving,’ Not Just Drunk Driving, Can Be Fatal
In 15 percent of alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities in the US, the drivers had blood alcohol concentrations below the legal limit.
In Focus: COVID-19
School News
Tracking COVID-19 Policies
Julia Raifman and students are creating a tool to help researchers and governments find out what policies work to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
School News
‘Public Health Needs Help on Capitol Hill’
At the third event of the Coronavirus Seminar Series, legal and policy experts discussed the role of politics in the nation’s understanding of, and response to, the pandemic.
School News
Students Create COVID-19 Guidance for Town
MPH students Emily Hammel and Caredwen Foley developed fact sheets and safety tips for the Board of Health in Lexington, Mass. to share with its community on social media.
Submit Your COVID-19 Questions for Free Associations Live Episode
The hosts of the PHX podcast will discuss submissions during an informal live session on April 10.
Public Health Post
PHPod Episode 3: White Supremacy and the Health of Populations
Mary Bassett, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, reflects on white supremacy as a determinant of health, reparations, and advice for the next generation organizing to dismantle white supremacy in health systems.
School News
Professor Wins Climate Change and Health Award
Gregory Wellenius received a Wellcome Trust Foundation grant to analyze how local health departments across the US are preparing for extreme heat.
Activist Lab
‘I Believe in People’
Tierra Holmes on public health storytelling and what she hopes to accomplish as the Activist Lab’s new student engagement intern.
Recently at SPH
‘Our Legal System Shapes Our Health System’
At a Dean's Seminar, faculty from the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights presented key concepts from the new edition of their book Public Health Law, and discussed advances and challenges.
In the Media
Global Health Expert Estimates Mid to Late May Will Bring the End of Lockdown — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Boston Globe
Could We Really End the Coronavirus Crisis in Two Weeks If We Stopped All Interaction? Sorry, No. Here’s Why — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Coronavirus Made It Clear: Our Health System Needs More Compassion — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
New York Times
4 Bright Spots Amid the Gloom of Coronavirus – quotes Robert Horsburgh, professor of epidemiology.
How Can You Safely Grocery Shop in the Time of Coronavirus? Here’s What Experts Suggest — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
Washington Post
With Virus Cases Soaring, Closed Hospitals Become a Precious Source of Beds — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the Coronavirus — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Boston Herald
Boston Doctor: Infected Person Who Stays Home Can Eliminate over 100 Coronavirus Cases in a Month — quotes Robert Horsburgh and Matthew Fox, professors of epidemiology.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
National Public Health Week
Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 12, online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations with Dean Sandro Galea
Tuesday, April 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Facebook Live "Ask Me Anything" with Dean Sandro Galea
Wednesday, April 8, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, online.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: CORONAVIRUS SEMINAR SERIES—Building the Public Health System of the Future
Thursday, April 9, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, April 10, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, online.
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