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SPH This Week

July 19, 2020
The America I See Is Not the Same One My White Friends See
If we want to truly address police brutality and COVID-19 in the Black community, we must dismantle systemic racism.
Gun Culture 3.0
For most gun owners in the US, owning firearms is about recreation or self-defense. But there is a third gun culture, and it sees any firearm violence prevention effort as the first step in a scheme to take away all rights.
School News
Professor Receives Mentorship Award from Human Genetics Society
Josée Dupuis has served as a lifelong mentor to numerous graduate students and postdoctorate fellows in the field of biostatistics.
Coronavirus Media Failures, Harms, and Recommendations
COVID-19 is an urgent crisis. That makes careful communication about it even more important, a new JAMA viewpoint argues.
Public Health Post
Reopening Restaurants
The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the health risks already inherent to restaurant work.
Learn New Public Health Skills This Summer 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.
In College Students, COVID-19 Has Increased Depression Rate and Raised New Barriers to Mental Health Care
A survey of 18,000 college students shows the importance of investing in student mental health, even amid the financial uncertainty institutions of higher education currently face.
Faculty Spotlight: Megan Healey
Megan Healey, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology and director of MPH programs, says collaborative partnerships drive her work with faculty and student teaching assistants.
Staff Spotlight: Patricia Gonzalez
Patricia Gonzalez, director of administration in the Department of Community Health Sciences, is developing creative ways to support faculty, staff, and students in the upcoming school year.
States’ ACA Ads Are Declining, But Vital
TV ads for the Marketplace aired by state governments are consistently related to enrollment (unlike now-discontinued federal ads), but states are airing these ads less and less.
Career Services
Health Law & Policy Alumni Panel to Share Insight on Career Paths
The virtual networking event on Tuesday, July 21 will connect students with alums who are program managers, as well as research, data, and public policy analysts.
In the Media
New York Times
What’s Missing in the Effort to Stop Maternal Deaths — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management; quotes Sarah Gordon, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
I’m an Epidemiologist and a Dad. Here’s Why I Think Schools Should Reopen. — opinion by Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
4 Things Students Should Know about Their Health Insurance and COVID-19 Before Heading to College This Fall — opinion by Paul Shafer, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Sex, Drugs & Science
Jasmine Abrams — interview with Jasmine Abrams, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Associated Press
Schools or Bars? Opening Classrooms May Mean Hard Choices — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Bloomberg Law
Contraception Ruling May Worsen Disparities, Advocates Warn — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
NBC News
Men Should Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day, New Report Advises — quotes Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Magazine
These Are the Pools That Are Open in Boston Right Now — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
Health Policy & Law Alumni Virtual Networking Panel
Tuesday, July 21, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
SAFER Town Hall
Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
LfA Teaching Series: Trauma-Responsive Teaching
Wednesday, July 22, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, July 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Online.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Online.
Open Office Hours with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office with Dean McClean
Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
LfA Teaching Series: Classroom Technology
Wednesday, July 29, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Online.
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