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SPH This Week

December 6, 2020
Upcoming Public Health Conversation
Public Health, Medicine, and Poverty
DEC 10
4:30 to 6 p.m.
What Do Women Want from HIV Prevention Programs?
In a new study, Black and Latina women in high-HIV-risk communities voice the need for structural approaches to preventing HIV infection.
Alumni News
‘We Are All Working Towards the Same Goals’
Rachel Mitrovich, director of Global Vaccines Public Policy at Merck, says public health efforts to curb vaccine-preventable illnesses should emphasize equitable access to care.
School News
‘Enough Is Enough’
MPH student Omobolanle Adams is organizing demonstrations in Boston to support the #ENDSARS movement, which calls for widespread reform and an end to police brutality in Nigeria.
Public Health Post
PHPod Episode 10: A Resolve to Save Lives
Cyrus Shahpar, director of the Prevent Epidemics Team at the Resolve to Save Lives, puts forward his definition of epidemic intelligence, and what we can learn from the response to Ebola.
Staff Profile
Joining SPH ‘Was a No-Brainer’
Marie Daniel, career advisor and relationship manager, guides MS and MPH students as they prepare for post-graduate positions in data analysis, research, and more.
Public Health Post
Profile: Kenyon Farrow
On World AIDS Day, Kenyon Farrow, a writer, editor, and strategist, gives perspective to HIV in the time of COVID-19.
Alcohol Policy and COVID: Who Is Minding the Stores?
On January 5, join us for a free, one-hour Winter Institute webinar on what we know about changes in alcohol consumption and policies since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Media
New York Times
Improve Emergency Care? Pandemic Helps Point the Way — opinion by Austin Frakt, research professor of health law, policy & management.
The Privilege Gap and Our Response to the COVID Pandemic — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea and Nason Maani, visiting researcher of epidemiology.
Are Your Choices Making the Pandemic Worse? — interview with Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
USA Today
How a Third Wave of COVID-19 Engulfed the US — quotes Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
Boston Globe
COVID-19 Impact from Thanksgiving Travel and Gatherings Could Be ‘Precursor’ for Upcoming Holidays — quotes Robert Horsburgh, professor of epidemiology, biostatistics, and global health.
Former Pfizer Employee Wrong That Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Effectively Over’ in UK — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
Boston Herald
Coronavirus Vaccines a ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel,’ But Restrictions Will Likely Last Months Longer — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health; and Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
Verywell Health
Women with Disabilities at Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes, Study Finds — article by alum Kayla Hui; quotes Eric Rubenstein, assistant professor of epidemiology.
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Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, December 8, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Wednesday, December 9, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Online.
Public Health, Medicine, and Poverty
Thursday, December 10, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
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