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SPH This Week

November 15, 2020
Upcoming Public Health Conversation
Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
NOV 18
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Department Highlight
Community Health Sciences: Now Is the Time.
Racism, the opioid crisis, maternal mortality, health inequities—these are some of the big issues that Community Health Sciences takes on through research, public policy, and implementation of community-level interventions.
‘There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel’
Vaccine expert Christopher Gill on Pfizer’s announcement of promising results from their COVID-19 vaccine trial, what is known, and what is still unknown.
Physical Distancing Policies Not Enough to Protect Lower-Income People
Lower-income people haven’t been ignoring the need to distance, but are much more likely to need to go in to work—which means shutdowns alone aren’t enough.
Alumni News
‘How Babies Come into This World Matters for All of Us’
As the project director of Boston’s first freestanding birth center, alum Nashira Baril aims to make birthing experiences more equitable, personalized, and liberating.
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
There’s no easy fix to the weight of stigma and systemic forces that land queer and trans youth into custody, writes MPH student Gray Babbs.
Neighborhood Noise May Increase Dementia Risk
Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36 percent higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30 percent higher odds of having Alzheimer’s disease.
Public Health Post
Becoming Homebound
While the pandemic has led to massive strides in remote-care delivery, we must ensure that the concerns of homebound patients are addressed.
Public Health Post
Profile: Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan
Ahead of a Public Health Conversation on November 18, the authors of Sexual Citizens discuss their book, which offers a public health perspective on campus sexual assault.
Welcoming Training Centers to the Lifelong Learning Family
PHX Perspectives Blog: Meet the Training Center Managers, members of the Workforce Development group recently added to the Lifelong Learning family.
In the Media
How One Pastor Is Keeping His Midwestern Church Safe from COVID-19 — interview with Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology, and student Leona Ofei.
Boston 25 News
What Could the Next Two Months of the Pandemic Look Like? — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
New York Times
Will Any More Schools Reopen in 2020? — quotes Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
Scientific American
How to Minimize COVID Risk and Enjoy the Holidays — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
‘A Sense of Hope’: Experts Weigh In on Early Data from Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
USA Today
Massachusetts Is Calling for a Curfew to Curb Rising COVID-19 Infections. Experts Say It’s Probably Not Enough. — quotes Jennifer Weuve, associate professor of epidemiology.
Next Avenue
Gulf War Vets Are ‘Aging Faster’ and at Risk for COVID-19 — quotes Kimberly Sullivan, research associate professor of environmental health.
Science News
Coronavirus Cases Are Skyrocketing. Here’s What It Will Take to Gain Control — quotes Jonathan Jay, assistant professor of community health sciences.
COVID-19 Surged as US Election Results Dragged On — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Monday, November 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, November 17, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Online.
Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
Wednesday, November 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
Truth Be Told: Wampanoag Nation and Thanksgiving as We Know It
Thursday, November 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
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