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SPH This Week

June 21, 2020
School News
‘Move from Theory, to Understanding, to Action’
SPH’s biennial symposium Teaching Public Health explored how to create more inclusive classrooms through policies, course design, classroom structure, and recognizing students' lived experiences with public health issues.
School News
Student Receives Fellowship to Study Massachusetts LGBTQ Youth Data
As a Rappaport Public Policy Fellow, MPH student Gray Babbs is analyzing sexual orientation and gender identity data for the Department of Youth Services to determine disparities among LGBTQ youth.
Is It Time to Raise Alcohol Taxes?
Inflation has reduced American alcohol tax rates by 70 percent since 1933. With the alcohol industry seeing increased revenue during the COVID-19 crisis, is it time for an update?
‘A Transformative Ruling for Equal Rights’
Julia Raifman on the Supreme Court’s ruling that workers can’t be fired for being LGBTQ, and how this decision will improve health and wellbeing beyond employment.
School News
SPH This Year Wins Grand Gold CASE Award
The 2019 issue of SPH This Year received the top Circle of Excellence Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education on June 12.
Public Health Post
Unequal Burden of Dementia
A third of people in the US aged 85 and older have Alzheimer’s disease, but that burden does not fall equally across the population.
Heat May Kill More People in the US Than Previously Reported
Death records point to hundreds of US deaths from heat each year, but even moderately hot weather may actually be killing thousands. This summer, COVID-19 may make it harder to stay cool.
Staff Spotlight: Mallory Bersi
Mallory Bersi, alum and digital and social media content editor, manages SPH’s social media presence, as well as SPH Today.
Faculty Spotlight: Debbie Cheng
Debbie Cheng, professor of biostatistics, focuses her research on the intersection of substance use and HIV.
Professor’s Study Named AJE Article of the Year
A stress disorder diagnosis could as much as triple the risk of dementia, particularly among men, according to Jaimie Gradus’ study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Public Health Post
EMS for a Climate Emergency
In addition to its toll on individual health, new research suggests that extreme heat affects the activity of emergency workers.
Virtual Summer Institute: From Data to Dashboards
Join us for the online program From Data to Dashboards: Using Excel to Support Health Program Decisions, beginning July 20.
In the Media
The COVID Conversation — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Will the World Be Quieter after the Pandemic? — quotes Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health.
Coronavirus Deaths Set to Spike in Coming Weeks Following Surge in Post-Lockdown Cases, Experts Warn — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Boston Globe
Coronavirus Ebbs in Mass., but Surges Elsewhere Could Threaten Progress — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
The Pandemic and the Protests Are Mirror Images — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health.
When to Get Tested for Coronavirus If You’ve Been Protesting — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Monday, June 22, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, June 23, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, online.
Racial Justice Talking Circle
Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, online.
Day of Collective Engagement: Racism and Antiracism, Our Realities and Our Roles
Wednesday, June 24, all day, online.
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