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SPH This Week

September 6, 2020
Upcoming Signature Program
There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Alumni News
New Podcast Makes Public Health ‘Accessible and Digestible’
Alums Dara Oloyede, Fatima Dainkeh, Ryann Monteiro, and Breanna Chachere created the Project BLACCK podcast to share diverse perspectives and knowledge on health topics that impact BIPOC communities.
SPH and Sharecare Release Community Well-Being Rankings
Hawaii and Massachusetts come out on top in the new Community Well-Being Index rankings. The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC) led the analysis, and the development of an extensive data warehouse of wellbeing and social determinant measures.
Dementia Kills Nearly Three Times More People Than Previously Thought
An estimated 7.1 times more Black older adults, 4.1 times more Hispanic older adults, and 2.3 times more white older adults die from dementia than government records indicate.
Public Health Post
Profile: Ali Noorani
Ahead of this year's SPH Reads webinar on September 9, the author of There Goes the Neighborhood offers his perspective on the 2020 election, immigration, and public health.
School News
In Memoriam: Kris Heggenhougen
The beloved retired professor in the Department of Global Health died on August 12 of COVID-related respiratory illness.
School News
Students Named ASPPH ‘This is Public Health’ Ambassadors
MPH students Juliana Barounis and Walae Hayek join representatives from 44 other ASPPH-member schools to raise awareness about public health issues through virtual events and projects.
SPH Snapshot: August 26–September 4
After a challenging spring and summer, SPH commenced the school year with 516 new students, a hybrid teaching model, and a community more focused than ever on shaping the future of public health.
Public Health Post
Viewpoint: A Return to Reason
We in public health work the realm of attempted truth, not fabrication that serves powerful, partisan interest.
Summer 2020 Coding Workshop Inspires Young Students
PHX continues to educate future public health leaders remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Media
Pandemic’s Emotional Hammer Hits Hard — quotes Catherine Ettman, director of strategic development in the Office of the Dean, and Dean Sandro Galea.
New York Times
A Parent’s Toughest Call: In-Person Schooling or Not? — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
BBC Health Check
COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs Being Trained — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Toward Freedom
Climate Change, Colonization and Community Organization — commentary by alum Kayla Huit.
Popular Science
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is About to Collide With Flu Season. Here’s What to Expect. — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Boston Herald
Biogen ‘Superspreader’ Conference Likely Led to ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Coronavirus Infections, Report Says — quotes Matthew Fox, professor of global health and epidemiology.
Do You Really Have to Follow Those New Alcohol Guidelines? — quotes Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
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Looking Ahead
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, September 8, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, September 8, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean Lazic
Wednesday, September 9, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Online.
SPH Reads—There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Wednesday, September 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
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