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SPH This Week

January 12, 2020
Message from the Director of Marketing & Communications
A Promise
Predicting Suicide
A new study takes on the complexity of suicide by using machine learning and the entire population of Denmark to identify new patterns, including that physical health affects suicide risk for men but not women.
Period Justice
SPH students created the Period Project to communicate the importance of menstrual equity at Boston University and beyond.
Dean's Note
Art and the Health of Populations
Revisiting a reflection on how understanding art can help us better understand the conditions that generate health, and how we can improve them.
School News
SPH Launches Online Executive MPH Program
Public health professionals and clinicians seeking to propel their careers to the next level can now do so in a convenient, fully online format.
Public Health Post
Her Neighborhood, Her Health
Understanding how past and present policies influence neighborhood economic conditions provides a possible path to mitigating adverse birth outcomes.
School News
Stigma and Hep C: ‘No State Is Doing Enough’
During her practicum with the EndHepCMA Coalition, MPH student Danielle McPeak examined how stigma and discrimination impact access to care for people living with hepatitis C.
Medicaid Expansion Improves Access to Postpartum Care
Medicaid expansion prevents new mothers from losing coverage to the “postpartum coverage cliff,” with implications for reducing maternal mortality.
In the Media
New York Times
How Cutting Food Stamps Can Add Costs Elsewhere — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management, and Elsa Pearson, senior policy analyst in health law, policy & management.
USA Today
Teens Are Bombarded with Graphic Images of Sex That Can Lead to Dangerous Ideas, Behavior — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
ABC News
U-Haul Announces Nicotine-Free Hiring Policy in 21 States — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New Year’s Partiers Nursed Hangovers with Coppersmith Brunch, Bloody Marys, and an I.V. Drip — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco—Art and Health
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Merchants Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, CA.
Spring Orientation
Thursday, January 16, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BUSPH Alumni Breakfast with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 22, 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, 275 South Logan Street, Denver, CO.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—From Theory to Practice: What It Takes to Permanently Exit an Individual from Homelessness
Wednesday, January 29, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. New York—Politics and Health
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Glasshouse Chelsea, 545 W 25th Street, New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—‘Is There a Doctor on Board?’ Racial Profiling and Health
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
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