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SPH This Week

May 3, 2020
Researchers Aid Chelsea, Epicenter of MA COVID-19 Outbreak
Madeleine Scammell and colleagues are working with alum Roseann Bongiovanni in a city with a higher confirmed case rate than Manhattan or Brooklyn.
‘The Pandemic Has Shown How Quickly We Can Make Something Happen’
Alum Lisa Murray reflects on her experiences working for the MA Department of Public Health during COVID-19.
Public Health Post
PHPod: Episode 4, Uncomfortable Conversations
Michael Stein and Sandro Galea discuss Pained, their collection of 50 short essays and 20 databytes to stimulate the national conversation about health.
Race and Income Shape COVID-19 Risk
Underlying conditions that increase risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 are much more common among black, Native American, and lower-income people in the United States.
School News
Professor Wins Two Education Awards
Matthew Fox received the Society for Epidemiologic Research Excellence in Education Award and the BU Provost’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award.
Faculty Spotlight: Jaimie Gradus
As a psychiatric epidemiologist, Jaimie Gradus collaborates with researchers across sectors to examine trauma-related disorders as risk factors for suicide.
School News
CDC Highlights Training Center’s Storytelling Course
The new online course by the New England Public Health Training Center will be featured on the homepage of the CDC Learning Connection for the month of May.
How Does COVID-19 Affect Babies?
Patricia Janulewicz Lloyd is investigating the effects of coronavirus exposure in utero and through breastfeeding in a new MotherToBaby Pregnancy Study.
Virtual Summer Institute: Intervention Strategies in Public Health
Starting May 20, learn to design and follow an intervention planning framework that is theory-driven, evidence-based, feasible, and evaluable.
Recently at SPH
‘Advancing Health Equity Requires More Than Health Care’
At a Public Health Forum, Antonia Villarruel, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed how health professionals can work together to address the systemic issues that impact health.
‘Our Places and Spaces Affect Our Choices, Behavior, and Health’
At this week's Coronavirus Seminar, a panel of design and city planning experts explored ways to make urban communities more resilient in the aftermath of COVID-19.
In the Media
How Health Is Threatened by Hate — talk by Dean Sandro Galea.
The Conversation
Wait Times Remain Stubbornly Long in Hospital Emergency Rooms — opinion co-authored by Paul Shafer, assistant professor of health law, policy & management; and Alex Woodruff, research assistant in health law, policy & management.
BU Global Health Professor Says to Expect a Gradual Decline in Coronavirus Cases — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Boston Globe
Massachusetts Communities with Dirty Air Are Coronavirus Hotspots — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
USA Today
The Coronavirus Curve Bends toward Reopening in Hard-Hit Counties. Will It Hold Steady? — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Vice News
Why Are Smokers Being Hospitalized Less Often from Coronavirus? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
An Unexpected Side Effect of COVID-19: More Guns — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Popular Mechanics
What to Know before Making Your Own DIY Face Mask — quotes Patricia Fabian, associate professor of environmental health.
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Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Guns: A Global Epidemic
Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, online.
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