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SPH This Week

June 14, 2020
Message from the Dean
Looking Ahead: Our 2025-2030 Strategy Map
Upcoming Signature Program
Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice (3/3)
JUN 17
4:30 to 6 p.m.
School News
With Local Towns Needing Help Fighting COVID-19, Students and Alums Step Up
From contact tracing and data analysis to mapping cases and building websites, members of the SPH community are volunteering where needed.
Public Health Post
Racism and the Opportunity Gap
The racial opportunity gap is a new, place-based measure of structural racism, showing the difference in the adult earnings of black and white children born to families at the same income level.
School News
Student Wins Scholarship to Study Global Affairs in China
Omobolanle Adams received a Yenching Academy Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in China Studies at Peking University in Beijing.
Activist Lab
‘A Positive Message of Recovery’
MPH student Christian Arthur developed a mural project at two recovery centers in Boston to provide support and an emotional outlet for people experiencing substance use disorder.
Screening for Drug Use Can Be Reasonable, But Is Not Evidence-Based
Little evidence supports the new recommendations for clinical screening for drug use. Do the potential benefits outweigh the potential harms?
Community Health Centers Face Telehealth Hurdles
To ensure healthcare access and equity during and after COVID-19, centers need permanent all-payer parity for telehealth reimbursement and telehealth support tailored to vulnerable populations.
2020: The Great American Trauma
All at once, we are living through 1918, 1933, 1968, 2001—times of historic darkness—and yet, the sun always rises again.
Staff Spotlight: Meredith Brown
Meredith Brown, assistant director of strategic initiatives in the Office of the Dean, says she is fortunate to be in a role where no two days are the same.
Faculty Spotlight: Ziming Xuan
Ziming Xuan, associate professor of community health sciences, has studied and informed alcohol and firearm laws that aim to prevent gun violence and substance use among youth.
New Online Youth Program: Learn to Code
Over the course of two one-hour sessions on July 7 and 9, middle and high school students will learn how data, math, and coding tools can be used to advance public health.
Public Health Post
Profile—Heidi Larson
PHP Fellow Pat Williams interviews Heidi Larson, discussing the narrative of COVID-19 and a global perspective on the coronavirus pandemic.
Recently at SPH
‘We’re Never Done Learning More about Other People’
At the second part of the three-part symposium Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice, educators discussed how to create classrooms that are welcoming to all students.
In the Media
Scientific American
Zoom Psychiatrists Prep for COVID-19’s Endless Ride — interview with Jaimie Gradus, associate professor of epidemiology.
An Infectious Disease Expert’s Perspective as Mass. Enters Phase Two of Reopening — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Inequality of the Coronavirus Outbreak — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
Can’t Go Out and Protest? Here’s How to Help from Home — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology; and Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
ABC News
Satellite Data Suggests Coronavirus May Have Hit China Earlier: Researchers — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health.
Grieving and Frustrated: Black Scientists Call Out Racism in the Wake of Police Killings — quotes Jasmine Abrams, assistant professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, June 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Virtual Open Office with Dean McClean
Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice (3/3)
Wednesday, June 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
Virtual Office Hours with Dean Cozier
Friday, June 19, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
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