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SPH This Week

September 15, 2019
Message from the Associate Dean for Education
New Master of Science and Dual-Degree Directors
Upcoming Signature Program
Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond
Oct 7
1 to 2 p.m.
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
‘People Are Punished Simply Because They Are Poor’
Ahead of a Public Health Forum, Nusrat Choudhury, deputy director of the ACLU Racial Justice Program, on the cycle of poverty and racial injustice that stems from modern-day debtors' prisons.
School News
Professor Joins Board of Epidemiology Organization
Matthew Fox plans to increase the visibility of epidemiologists as a new member of the board of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.
Alcohol Taxes Only Cover Fraction of Excessive Drinking Costs
The majority of the cost of alcohol’s harms are borne by those who don’t drink excessively or who don’t drink at all.
Storytelling Matters
Stories can entertain us and also relay complex information. Dean Harold Cox shares strategies on how to turn storytelling into a powerful public health tool.
Affordable Health Care Is a Mirage
Without change, health insurance will become even less affordable for more people over time, increasing the number who forgo coverage or care altogether.
Career-Building Essentials: Foundations of Public Health
The self-paced online program is designed to help you deepen your fundamental understanding of public health with 16 modules including topics such as research methods and determinants of health.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: September 9-13
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Financial Fitness Fair to Program Certificate Welcome Dinners.
In the Media
Hurricane Stress? “The Pillars of Daily Life Are ‘Medicine,’” Says Doctor — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Rolling Stone
Government Report Details Psychological Toll Family Separation Takes on Children — quotes alum Sera Bonds.
Boston Globe
Are Marijuana Vapes from Licensed Stores Safe? Mass. Lacks Regulations on Additives – quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Tweets Show How Different US Regions Like to Exercise — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health; and Nina Cesare, postdoctoral associate in global health.
Dozens Who Grew up in Same Hanover Neighborhood Diagnosed with Brain Tumors – quotes Dr. Birgit Claus Henn, assistant professor of environmental health.
7 Ways We Can Dramatically Improve Childbirth in America — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Welcome Back Pop-Up Party
Monday, September 16, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Talbot Lobby.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, September 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM: Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons: Race and Revenue Generation in Courts Across America
Wednesday, September 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 19, 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, September 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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