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SPH This Week

July 5, 2020
Message from the Dean
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: An Update
Four Ways COVID-19 Has Exposed Gaps in the US Social Safety Net
Disaster preparedness isn’t just the National Guard, personal protective equipment, and bottled water anymore.
Faculty Spotlight: Kathleen Carey
Kathleen Carey, professor of health law, policy & management, collaborates with health services experts to translate economic logic into effective policies to improve the US healthcare system.
Coding Skills for Middle and High Schoolers
PhD candidates teach the next generation of leaders about data, math, and coding tools that can be used to advance public health.
School News
Professor Receives NIH Grants to Study Alcohol Use, Peer Relationships among Autistic Youth
Emily Rothman will gather data to inform interventions that reduce underage alcohol consumption and promote healthy peer relationships among autistic adolescents and transition-age youth.
Staff Spotlight: Michael Winter
Michael Winter, director of biostatistics at BEDAC, has collaborated on substance use research with Boston Medical Center’s CARE Unit for 25 years.
Public Health Post
Xenophobia in the Time of COVID-19
Racism is detrimental to public health. Our national leaders and the media have caused Asian Americans to feel unsafe, even in their own homes.
Alumni News
Alum Receives Social Work Lifetime Achievement Award
Betty J. Ruth, director of BU’s Dual Degree Program in Social Work and Public Health, will receive the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award in November.
In the Media
Washington Post
We Can Reopen Schools in the Fall—If We Close Bars and Gyms Now — opinion co-authored by Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
The Lily
For Black Women, Self-Care Isn’t Just a Buzzword. It’s an Act of Radical Resistance. — opinion by Nambi Ndugga, policy analyst in health law, policy & management.
The Hill
The Non-immigrant Visa Proclamation Is the Latest Step toward Self-Destructive Othering — opinion by Nason Maani, visiting researcher in the Department of Epidemiology, and Dean Sandro Galea.
Think Global Health
What We Ask about Coronavirus in Africa — opinion co-authored by Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health.
Psychology Today
Racial and Economic Disparities during COVID-19 — interview with Matthew Raifman, doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Health.
60 Minutes
Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything? — interview with Patricia Hibberd, professor and chair of global health.
Teen Vogue
Socializing during Coronavirus: What to Know and How to Reduce Risks — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
US News & World Report
How Insurance Plans Keep Black Patients from Cancer Care — quotes Megan Cole, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
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Looking Ahead
SAFER Town Hall
Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
LfA Teaching Series
Wednesday, July 8, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
Virtual Office Hours with Dean Cozier
Friday, July 10, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
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