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SPH This Week

April 26, 2020
Messages from the Dean
Preparing for Fall, a New World for Education
Our New Associate Dean of Practice
Upcoming Signature Programs
Working Together to Advance Health Equity
Apr 29
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Coronavirus Seminar Series—After COVID-19: (Re)Building Resilient Cities
Apr 30
4 to 5 p.m.
For COVID-19 Patients, Breathing Easier Could Be as Simple as Flipping Over
MS student Nicholas Bosch leads a trial of “proning” less severe coronavirus patients at Boston Medical Center, in hopes of keeping them from getting sicker and needing ventilators.
School News
‘Bringing the Community Together to Help People's Greatest Needs’
Lora Sabin is on the board of the Watertown Community Foundation, which raised more than $70,000 for families in need.
School News
Student Named 2020 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow
MPH student Kayla Hui will examine the exploitative labor practices and mental health issues of Chinese immigrant truck drivers.
A Zero-Emissions Boston Could Save 288 Lives and $2.4 Billion Annually
Air pollution from just the City of Boston contributes to nearly as many deaths across the region as car crashes do, as well as non-fatal cardiovascular and respiratory disease and days of missed work.
‘We Have to Be Able to Walk the Talk’
Ahead of a Public Health Forum, Antonia Villarruel, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, on nurses’ unique role in reducing healthcare disparities.
Turning Assumptions into Knowledge with Mathematical Models
Join Eleanor Murray for a free, one-hour webinar on the basics of mathematical modeling and the assumptions required to learn about causal effects, at noon on Thursday, April 30.
Remote Teaching Reflections: Candice Belanoff
Beyond places of instruction, remote classes are safe and informal spaces for students to find solidarity as they deal with the coronavirus crisis in different ways.
Staff Spotlight: Beverley Heinze-Lacey
As director of the School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD), Beverly Heinze-Lacey collaborates with the Activist Lab and other SPH-affiliated units to train school nurses and others working to improve children's health.
Faculty Spotlight: Howard Cabral
Howard Cabral, professor of biostatistics, has conducted research with BUMC colleagues on end-of-life care, children with autism, genetic counseling, mental health and substance use, and more.
Public Health Post
Profile: Janet Currie
Janet Currie, president of the American Society of Health Economics, on the consequences of COVID-19 and how the pandemic will affect child mental health.
Recently at SPH
‘COVID-19 Is Not Just a Disease, It’s a Story’
At this week's Coronavirus Seminar, a panel of communications researchers and practitioners explored the roles that media and social media have played in shaping responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Media
Mass. Is One of the Country’s Coronavirus Hotspots — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Think Global Health
Politics May Kill Us, Not the Coronavirus — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
Mother Jones
Can a Pandemic Put Your Civil Liberties on Hold? — interview with Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Leave Its Mark on US Health Care — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Bloomberg Law
Coronavirus Crisis Stirs Fresh Debate over Medicaid Work Rules — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
The World Is Scrambling to Buy Ventilators in the COVID-19 Pandemic. One Country Has Only Four of Them—for 12 Million People — quotes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health.
What’s the Difference between Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation? — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
“The Backlash Is Intense” — opinion by alum Ali Noorani.
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Looking Ahead
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, April 27, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, online.
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, April 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, online.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Working Together to Advance Health Equity
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, online.
Thursday, April 30, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
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