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SPH This Week

March 29, 2020
Message from the Dean
COVID-19 and the Weeks Ahead
Upcoming Signature Programs
Law and the Health of Populations
Mar 30
4 to 6 p.m.
Politics, Health, and Coronavirus
Apr 2
4 to 5 p.m.
‘Law, in All Its Manifestations, Creates and Shapes Health’
Ahead of a Dean’s Seminar, the authors of the newest edition of Public Health Law on preparing students for a changing and ever more important field.
Added Sugar Affects Cholesterol
Sugar-sweetened beverages raise cardiovascular disease risk not only from weight gain, but also by reducing “good” cholesterol and increasing triglycerides.
School News
Practicums Are 'Powerful Part of MPH Program'
Students gain real-world knowledge and skills through practicums in hospitals, nonprofits, government, and more, often alongside SPH alums.
In Focus: COVID-19
Recently at SPH
‘Everyone Is Essential to Victory Over This Virus and Over Its Consequences’
In the second event of the Coronavirus Seminar Series, experts on the mental health consequences of mass traumatic events discussed ways to reduce the psychological harm of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Time of COVID-19: Public Health Perspectives from the Field
In these times, I am reminded of my colleagues who live and work in developing countries, where healthcare resources are limited and social distancing is a luxury.
Free Associations Podcast: COVID-19
The gang paused their usual format this week to discuss how they are all dealing with the changes that have come about due to COVID-19.
School News
Professor Pens Chapter in New Book on ACA
In The Trillion Dollar Revolution, Nicole Huberfeld examines the complicated federal-state relationship in the implementation of the ACA over the past 10 years.
Summer Institute: Monitoring and Evaluating Public Health Programs
Are public health interventions working? Learn how to ensure that programs improve lives and build healthy populations.
Public Health Post
Scripts after School Shootings
School shootings in America have become something of a new norm, yet little is known about how survivors cope over the following months and years.
In the Media
New York Times
You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission — interview with Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
College Students Face Loneliness While Stuck on Deserted Campuses — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
What Does “Shelter in Place” Really Mean? — interview with Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Postal Workers Say They Lack Supplies, Training to Protect Themselves from Virus — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
CommonWealth Magazine
Those on Margins Will Bear Brunt of Virus Toll — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
BU Global Health Prof.: Mass. Curve Is about 11 Days behind New York — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
WCBS News Radio
Daily Tips for Healthy Living from Pat Farnack — interview with Michael Stein, professor of health law, policy & management.
Women's Health
Is the Novel Coronavirus Deadly? A Doctor Explains the COVID-19 Mortality Rate — quotes Natasha Hochberg, associate professor of epidemiology.
CommonWealth Magazine
2 Takes on How to Protect Our Health and Democracy — opinion co-authored by David Jones, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
DEAN’S SEMINAR—Law and the Health of Populations
Monday, March 30, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, March 30, 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm, online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations with Dean Sandro Galea
Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Facebook Live "Ask Me Anything" with Dean Sandro Galea
Wednesday, April 1, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, online.
Thursday, April 2, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
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