Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

Our community is off campus because of COVID-19. During this time we will be sharing photos from faculty, staff, and students as they work and study remotely. This week's photo is from Meredith Brown, assistant director of strategic initiatives in the Office of the Dean.
May 24, 2020
Upcoming Signature Program
Coronavirus Seminar Series—COVID-19: Global Perspectives
May 28
4 to 5 p.m.
What Policies Are Best for Physical Distancing? Check Google (Data)
Gregory Wellenius is working with Google on the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports project, recently analyzing which physical distancing mandates most reduced the time people spend away from residences.
School News
Students, Alums Provide Critical Food Assistance to Boston Residents
Volunteers with mobile market Fresh Truck and Boston Medical Center's Preventive Food Pantry are helping families in need access healthy, affordable food.
School News
Professor Receives Rising Star Award from Pediatric and Perinatal Organization
Samantha Parker Kelleher, whose research focuses on prenatal exposures and adverse pregnancy and childhood outcomes, won the award from the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.
South Africa Expects 3.4 to 3.7 Million COVID-19 Cases by November
Brooke Nichols is helping governments make informed decisions about the coronavirus as part of the South African COVID Modelling Consortium, co-creator of a consortium for Zambia, and advisor for WHO’s international multi-model comparison consortium.
Public Health Post
Caring for Immigrant Caregivers
Without immigrants to fill a substantial portion of the direct care workforce, the shortage of nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides may be worse than previously estimated.
Summer Institute: Communication Strategies in Public Health
Beginning June 10, learn how to use logic and creativity to design a communication strategy to support a public health intervention.
School News
Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study Global Health in Taiwan
Grace Yoon, a recent MSc graduate, received the academic scholarship to study global health policy and health services in a PhD program at National Taiwan University.
Faculty Spotlight: Clarissa Valim
Clarissa Valim, research associate professor of global health, has studied the epidemiology and immunology of malaria, Zika, and childhood pneumonia.
Staff Spotlight: Ida Adjivon
Alum Ida Adjivon, academic program administrator for the Department of Community Health Sciences, provides educational resources and guidance to prospective and current CHS students.
Celebrating Our 2020 Graduates
With the 2020 Convocation postponed due to COVID-19, the SPH community held a virtual graduation celebration on May 15.
In the Media
Times Higher Education
Women in Science Are Battling Both COVID-19 and the Patriarchy — opinion co-authored by Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Boston Globe
Scientists Say Baker’s Reopening Plan Is Sensible, but Still Concerning — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health; and Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Environmental Health News
Reevaluating Fish Consumption Advisories during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Analysis — article co-authored by Wendy Heiger-Bernays, clinical professor of environmental health, and student Caredwen Foley.
The Hill
Preventing the Next Pandemic through Investment in Academic Public Health — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
Mass. Virus Cases Trend Downward as Baker Announces Beginning of Reopening — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Thrive Global
Americans Want Health. Will Leaders Listen? — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
Coronavirus Could Claim as Many as 40,000 Lives When It Reaches Its Peak in SA — interview with Gesine Meyer-Rath, research associate professor of global health.
Everything You Need to Know about Herd Immunity — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics; and Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, May 26, 9:00 am – 10:50 am, online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, May 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Thursday, May 28, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
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