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SPH This Week

October 25, 2020
A Call for Bold, Brave Public Health Practice
Navigating uncharted territory with insufficient data and ever-changing circumstances, it is reasonable that good, smart, well-intended people would shine light in different directions.
Student Profile
‘We Are All Suffering from Stressors Right Now’
Ashima Dogra, MPH student and medical doctor, is pursuing a career in family medicine, with plans to emphasize holistic care and mental health support.
School News
A Moment of Sadness, Reflection, and Comfort
On October 14, SPH held a virtual memorial to honor and grieve more than a million lives lost to COVID-19.
Blood Test Could Identify Gulf War Illness
Researchers and Gulf War veterans have fought for decades for recognition of the mysterious group of chronic symptoms. Now, proteins in the blood could be the key to objectively diagnosing GWI.
For Cardiovascular Disease, It’s the 20 Percent vs the 80 Percent
The richest fifth of the US population has seen improvements in cardiovascular health over the last two decades. For everyone else, it’s mostly stayed the same or gotten worse.
Well-Being during Quarantine Webinar with Ilana Schlesinger
In this free, one-hour webinar, we will explore practical, realistic ways to take care of yourself and prioritize well-being during this time of unknowns and instability. Join us Thursday, October 29, 12–1 p.m.
Public Health Post
Politics of Chemical Regulation
We can take steps to keep toxic chemicals out of consumer products and prevent exposure, or we can deal with the consequences.
In the Media
Verywell Health
Dual Services Needed for Domestic Violence and Opioid Use, Researchers Say — article by alum Kayla Hui; quotes alum Julia Campbell, research study assistant in community health sciences.
New Scientist
You Can Manage Your COVID-19 Risk by Setting Your Own ‘Contact Budget’ — interview with Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
New York Times
As Schools Across the US Move to Reopen Doors, Boston Does an About-Face — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health; and Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
This Teacher Went Back to School. A Team of Epidemiologists Tracked Her Moves. — interview with students Ruby Barnard-Mayers and Sarah Lincoln.
New York Times
Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health.
The Preexisting Conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Globe
Since Summer, Mass. Has Had More Deaths per Capita Than Nearby States. Why? — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health; and Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
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Looking Ahead
Virtual Alumni & Friends APHA Reception
Monday, October 26, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Online.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hour with Dean Andrade
Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Online.
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