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SPH This Week

March 15, 2020
Dean's Note
Four Lessons from COVID-19
As the global pandemic moves closer to home, some thoughts on what we have learned so far.
School News
‘We Want to Protect Our Community’
At a Dean’s Seminar, experts in infectious disease, ethics, and public policy examined what is known and unknown about COVID-19 and how to respond effectively to this unprecedented public health challenge.
School News
Dean to Chair Statewide Emergency Task Force on Coronavirus & Equity
Sandro Galea will co-chair the statewide emergency task force to mitigate impact on populations that could be disproportionally affected by COVID-19.
Transgender Cancer Survivors Have Complex Medical Needs
They are many times more likely to have diabetes and cardiovascular disease than cisgender survivors, and nonbinary cancer survivors have particularly high rates of depression and unhealthy lifestyle factors.
Public Health Post
Profile: Fatima Cody Stanford
Pat Williams interviews Stanford about her research on weight bias, and education and policymaking around obesity.
Data to Dashboards at Summer Institute 2020
Build your Excel “toolbox” of skills, and learn best practices in data visualization to turn data into information and use graphs to communicate it effectively.
In the Media
Unpacking the Latest Coronavirus News — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health; and Dean Sandro Galea.
Housing Aid Tied to Fewer Asthma Emergencies for Kids Living in Poverty — quotes Megan Sandel, associate professor of environmental health.
WCVB Boston
CityLine: Sunday, March 8, 2020: Dr. Yvette Cozier — interview with Yvette Cozier, associate professor of epidemiology.
New York Times
Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Talking Feds Podcast
A Coronavirus Primer — interview with Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
How to Think about COVID-19 — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
US News & World Report
Drinking Takes Toll on Bones of People with HIV: Study — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, March 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, online.
Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
DEAN’S SEMINAR—Law and the Health of Populations
Monday, March 30, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
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