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

SPH This Week

September 29, 2019
Message from the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement
15 New Faculty Join the SPH Community
Upcoming Signature Program
Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond
Oct 7
1 to 2 p.m.
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
School News
‘Climate Policy Is Health Policy’
SPH students and faculty joined the global rallies calling for action on climate change.
Teens Less at Risk in Program to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking
Young teenagers showed signs of being less at risk for commercial sexual exploitation after participating in the Boston-based My Life My Choice curriculum.
MPH Core Curriculum Now Offered Online
Students can create a flexible class schedule by opting to complete the four required MPH courses in a virtual format.
‘An Important Message to Share with Children’
Ahead of a Public Health Forum, children's author Gloria Respress-Churchwell on how her new historical fiction book can be used to discuss race and discrimination.
Public Health Post
Profile: Nusrat Choudhury
The deputy director of the ACLU Racial Justice Program discusses her work as a lawyer and advocate exposing and challenging modern-day debtors’ prisons.
Activist Lab
‘Local Public Health Departments Impact Our Health In Many Ways’
Bola Banigbe is a DrPH candidate and the Activist Fellow for Regionalization.
You Marched for Climate—Now What?
Here are 10 ways youth can continue the fight.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: September 16–27
Scenes from the past two weeks on campus, from a Global Health Research Seminar to an Express, Heal, & Triumph Workshop.
Recently at SPH
‘We Can Transform Entire Courts and State Systems’
At a Public Health Forum, Nusrat Choudhury, deputy director of the ACLU Racial Justice Program, explored solutions to ending the illegal practice of modern-day debtors' prisons.
In the Media
Los Angeles Times
California Is Targeting Vaping. Why Aren’t Youth Alcohol and Cigarette Use Also in the Crosshairs? — opinion by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
‘Value’ of Care Was a Big Goal. How Did It Work Out? — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Psychology Today
What Does the Internet Teach Your Teen about Sex? — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Communities Surrounding Logan Airport Exposed to Harmful Air Pollution, Research Finds — quotes Kevin Lane, assistant professor of environmental health.
Boston Globe
To Ban or Not to Ban Vaping — opinion by doctoral student Alyssa Harlow.
Chelsea Record
Noise Study Ready to Get Underway in Chelsea — quotes Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health.
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Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond
Monday, October 7, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, October 9, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—400 Years of Inequality: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism
Friday, October 18, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, October 22, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Social Work and the Health of Populations
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—On the Global Socioeconomic Context of Chronic Diseases
Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 25, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Single Payer Health Care: Aspirations and Realities
Monday, October 28, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BUSPH Alumni & Friends Reception: APHA Conference
Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.
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