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SPH This Week

August 23, 2020
School News
SPH Embraces New Hybrid Teaching Model
Students in the Accelerated Statistical Training course that began in August say the blended modality format called Learn from Anywhere has worked smoothly for both in-person and remote learning.
Alcohol Kills 255 People Per Day in the US
Over half of the deaths tied to alcohol are from long-term use rather than from a sudden event such as a car crash. Alcohol-related deaths shorten the lives of those who die by an average of 29 years.
School News
Professor Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award
Sarah Gordon received the award from AcademyHealth for her groundbreaking research examining continuity of health insurance coverage under the ACA.
Most Gun Owners Favor Gun Violence Prevention Policies
The majority of US gun owners support measures such as background checks, but report not vocally supporting these policies because they feel disrespected by health advocates.
Public Health Post
Vector Inspector
PHP Fellow Tasha McAbee profiles Lyric Bartholomay, a medical entomologist expanding vector surveillance in the US.
Learn New Public Health Skills with the Mini-MPH
Register for the free Mini-MPH, which includes six hours of engaging, online content covering key concepts of public health with expert faculty. This program is also eligible for CHES/MCHES credit.
Activist Lab
‘I Support the Work of the Communities That Got Me to Where I Am Today’
MPH student Jasmine Lee on her Activist Bucks project: providing face coverings, cleaning supplies, and support to communities in need.
In the Media
Teen Vogue
Coronavirus Sex Guidelines Must Consider Virtual Safety — opinion co-authored by Nambi Ndugga, policy analyst in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management.
The Conversation
Almost Half of US Teens Who Date Experience Stalking and Harassment — opinion by Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Testing, Schools, and a Vaccine: What These Experts Are Watching This Fall amid COVID-19 in Mass. — quotes Robert Horsburgh, professor of epidemiology, biostatistics, and global health.
Signs of Depression and Anxiety Soar among US Graduate Students during Pandemic — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Health Check
Coronavirus Study Looks at Risk of Traveling by Plane — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
Black Scientists and Doctors Break Down the Science of ‘WAP’ and Remind Why Women Need to Go for What They Want — quotes Jasmine Abrams, assistant professor of community health sciences.
This Executive Took a Road Trip. Then an Epidemiologist Rated Her Every Move. — interview with Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
US News & World Report
Don’t Wait to Lose Weight: Shedding Obesity in Youth Extends Life — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Monday, August 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Online.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, August 25, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean McClean
Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
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