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

SPH This Week

October 18, 2020
Upcoming Public Health Conversation
Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare
OCT 21
4:30 to 6 p.m.
The View from My Window
We may not have all of the tools to solve the homelessness and substance use on Massachusetts Avenue, but we can maintain safety and respect as we engage with community members on the street.
Faculty Profile
Climate Change and a ‘Host of Mental Health Outcomes’
Amruta Nori-Sarma, postdoctoral associate in climate and health, is studying the association between extreme weather events and anxiety, depression, and PTSD among vulnerable populations.
The Opioid Epidemic within the COVID Epidemic
New faculty member Danielle Haley on how the COVID crisis is increasing opioid use and overdose, but also spurring policies that improve access to substance use treatment.
Putting the Brakes on Massachusetts Relaxed COVID-19 Rules
Brooke Nichols on whether Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is jumping the gun.
Research for Policy Impact: Improving LGBT Health Equity
In this webinar, Julia Raifman talks about how healthcare providers and others working with LGBT people can improve health by shaping social environments.
Activist Lab
Learn Warning Signs of Suicide in Prevention Training Course
"On October 20, the Activist Lab is offering a suicide prevention training course by the QPR Institute, covering how to recognize suicidal behavior and obtain help for someone in crisis.
Public Health Post
Profile: Rosemarie Day
Ahead of a Public Health Conversation on October 21, the author of Marching Toward Coverage discusses the intersecting movements for universal healthcare and women's health.
In the Media
Boston Globe
The COVID Response Is Missing an Obvious Cadre of Experts — opinion co-authored by doctoral candidates Kathleen Banks and Kate Mitchell.
Houston Chronicle
Opinion: Child Separation Is Torture—Congress Must Investigate Continued Abusive Immigration Practices. — opinion co-authored by Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Is Mass. in Another COVID Surge? An Outbreak Predictor Is ‘Showing Some Concerning Signs’ — interview with Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
Which COVID-19 Numbers Really Matter — interview with Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
World Economic Forum
COVID-19 Will Have Longterm Effects on Mental Health. This Expert Explains How to Limit the Damage — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
The State of US Contact Tracing: Is It Working? — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, October 20, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hour with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Online.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare
Wednesday, October 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
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