Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

June 7, 2020
Message from the Wellness Program Coordinator
Taking Care
Upcoming Signature Program
Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice (2/3)
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Fatal Police Violence Is Structural, Not Just ‘Bad Apples’
Residential segregation plays a key role in who police use deadly force against, pointing to the need to change not just how officers interact with black individuals, but with black neighborhoods.
Who Can Stay Home in a Pandemic?
NYC subway ridership patterns illustrate how race, class, and essential work affect the spread of COVID-19 in communities, and shows a 28-day lag between ridership decline and cases leveling off.
School News
Translational Research Hub at BU Gets $38.3 Million Renewal from NIH
Richard Saitz is co-principal investigator for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s renewal grant, which aids junior investigators and bench-to-bedside research, including new coronavirus studies.
School News
‘Using Your Voices to Ask Why’
At a Conversation on Race and Policing on June 3, members of the SPH and wider BU community shared their experiences, fears, frustrations, and hopes, as well as resources for support and action.
Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Louis
Christopher Louis, professor of health law, policy & management and director of SPH's dual-degree programs, was driven to study cancer care delivery after his own experience with the disease.
Staff Spotlight: Alysha Noel
Alysha Noel, special projects associate in the Office of the Dean, plays a key role in planning and executing the school's Signature Programs and community events.
Public Health Post
PHPod Episode 5: Arguments, Evidence, and Abortion Policy
Marian Jarlenski of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health presents her research challenging claims that induced abortion harms women’s health.
School News
‘We All Need to Heal’
Carol Dolan participated in a recent webinar to discuss how trauma-informed teaching can help students deal with the mental health impacts of COVID-19, racism, and other stressors.
Virtual Summer Institute: GIS
Join Kevin Lane June 15-17 for the online program Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Public Health.
School News
'COVID-19 Is Beyond the Responsibility of the Health System'
At the last Coronavirus Seminar, health and science experts from around the world discussed the successes and failures of their countries' responses to the pandemic.
Recently at SPH
‘All of Us Have the Responsibility to Provide Solutions’
At the first part of the three-part symposium on Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice, experts convened to explore policies and course design strategies promoting inclusivity in education.
SPH Community Members #WearOrange
Faculty, staff, and alums gathered remotely on Zoom on June 5 to join the call to end gun violence in America.
In the Media
Protesting Racism versus Risking COVID-19: ‘I Wouldn’t Weigh These Crises Separately’ — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health.
Stat News
By Cutting Ties with the World Health Organization, Trump Endangers Global Public Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
In It Together 6/2/2020 — interview with Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
Boston 25 News
Model Shows Key COVID-19 Statistic Rising in Mass. — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
US News & World Report
Coronavirus Cases Likely to Surge in Protests’ Wake — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
NBC Boston
Medical Professionals Concerned Large Protests Will Lead to Spike in Coronavirus Cases — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
How Helpful Can Herd Immunity Be in Ending the Coronavirus Pandemic? — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice (2/3)
Tuesday, June 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
Virtual Open Office with Dean Lazic
Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
Racial Justice Talking Circle
Thursday, June 11, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
Virtual Open Office with Dean McClean
Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
Staff Senate Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, online.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice (3/3)
Wednesday, June 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
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