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 (and of) Michael Saunders, multimedia director in the Office of Communications.
May 10, 2020
Message from the Dean
Student, Staff, and Faculty Awards 2020
Message from the Associate Dean of Public Health Practice
Students Answer the Call
Upcoming Signature Program
Coronavirus Seminar Series—Climate Change and Health: Learning from COVID-19
May 14
4 to 5 p.m.
David Satcher to Deliver 2020 Convocation Address
David Satcher, a physician-scientist who served as the 16th US surgeon general, will address graduates at the SPH Convocation.
Rafik Wahbi Named 2020 Convocation Student Speaker
The MPH candidate is a criminal justice advocate working tirelessly to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health.
School News
On Gun Violence, ‘We're Failing to See a Huge Part of the Problem’
At a recent Dean’s Seminar, gun safety experts from the US to Australia discussed gun violence as a global health issue that requires multidimensional solutions.
Stuck at Home and Online, How Are Queer Teens Handling COVID-19?
Kimberly Nelson is launching a sex education pilot intervention for 14-17-year-old sexual minority boys, adapted for the time of coronavirus.
Faculty Spotlight: Junenette Peters
Junenette Peters' research explores the complex interactions between physical environmental factors and social determinants of health.
Staff Spotlight: Emily Sisson
Emily Sisson, assistant director of statistical programming at BEDAC, says one of the best things about her job is working on projects for the whole research life cycle.
School News
Professor Co-Leads Call for Health Care Equity during COVID-19
Monica Wang and colleagues in the Society of Behavioral Medicine issued a policy brief for health systems and governments.
Public Health Post
Profile: Georges Benjamin
Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, discusses how to build the public health system of the future, and how COVID-19 changed his work.
Summer Institute: From Data to Dashboards
Learn best practices in data visualizations so that you can turn data into information and use graphs to communicate it effectively. This online course begins July 20.
Alumni News
‘This Crisis Has Created an Awareness of the Importance of Our Work’
Scott Troppy, a surveillance epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, provides COVID-19 case detection, analysis, and management support to all 351 local boards of health.
In the Media
Thrive Global
Our Public Health Systems Remind Us to Invest in a Healthy Society — opinion co-authored by Michael Stein, professor of health law, policy & management, and Dean Sandro Galea.
CBC News
Inside the Slaughterhouse — quotes Jessica Leibler, assistant professor of environmental health.
Laura Ingraham Wrong about ‘No Real Scientific Basis’ for Social Distancing — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health; and Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Times Higher Education
Social Scientists Can Play a Key Role in Stopping the Coronavirus — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
The Hill
Evidence Mounts That Outside Is Safer When It Comes to COVID-19 — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
BBC Health Check/a>
Should We Wear Face Masks? — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology.
CommonWealth Magazine
Sweden’s Coronavirus Gamble — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
The Dangers of Trying to Be Superwoman — quotes Jasmine Abrams, assistant professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Monday, May 11, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: CORONAVIRUS SEMINAR SERIES—Climate Change and Health: Learning from COVID-19
Thursday, May 14, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
Virtual SPH Celebration
Friday, May 15, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm, online.
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