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SPH This Week

April 19, 2020
Message from the Dean
COVID-19, the Challenges—and Opportunities—Ahead
Upcoming Signature Programs
Coronavirus Seminar Series—Media, Social Media, and COVID-19
Apr 23
4 to 5 p.m.
Pregnancy Planning during a Pandemic
The long-running PRESTO study is examining the new coronavirus’ effects on pregnancy, including planning, conception, and miscarriage.
Alumni News
‘I Have Never Been More Hopeful’
Alums Raagani Jawa and Candice Bangham are part of the new initiative BMC Need PPE, securing personal protective equipment for Boston Medical Center.
School News
Students Assist Local Public Health Department with COVID-19 Response
More than 500 SPH students are working with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corp.
Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Merrigan
Daniel Merrigan has collaborated with community organizations, grassroots groups, and policy advocates to address substance use and other challenges in the juvenile justice system.
Public Health Post
COVID-19: Amplifying Boston’s Eviction Crisis
The COVID-19 emergency is simultaneously undermining the existing public health and legal protections tenants have against evictions.
Free Associations Podcast Live: COVID-19
The hosts answered audience questions about COVID-19 in a live, video episode on April 10.
Fading Fingerprints of Beedi Workers in India
Every year, between 750 billion and 1 trillion beedis (hand-rolled cigarettes) are smoked in India, but production and sales remain unregulated.
Remote Teaching Reflections: E. David Zepeda
Despite technological hiccups and adjustments to class projects, remote teaching has brought the SPH community closer together.
School News
Professor Receives Award to Study Mental Health of Transgender College Students
Sarah Lipson has been selected as a William T. Grant Scholar to support her research on how campus policies shape mental health inequities for gender minority students.
Recently at SPH
‘It Would Be a Mistake to Worry about Being Too Bold’
At a Coronavirus Seminar, experts discussed the structural issues underlying the pandemic, and how to address the immediate and long-term challenges more equitably.
‘If We Don't Start Having Better Conversations about Health Now...’
At an online book talk, Michael Stein and Dean Sandro Galea discussed their new essay collection Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health.
In the Media
Washington Post
Virus Models Predict Possible Outcomes. We Can Fight to Stop the Worst Ones. — opinion co-authored by Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Scientific American
The True Costs of the COVID-19 Pandemic — opinion by Nason Maani, visiting researcher in the Department of Epidemiology; and Dean Sandro Galea.
Easter Sunday Marks Largest Single-Day Increase in Mass. COVID-19 Cases — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Dr. Sandro Galea Discusses COVID-19’s Impact on Communities of Color — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
Teen Vogue
How to Safely Shop Online during the Coronavirus Pandemic — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health .
USA Today
Government Intrusions on Civil Liberties during Pandemic Raise Risks, Rewards — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
What Is Driving Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality? — opinion by Monica Wang, assistant professor of community health sciences.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, April 21, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Facebook Live "Ask Me Anything" with Dean Sandro Galea
Wednesday, April 22, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, online.
Thursday, April 23, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
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