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SPH This Week

June 28, 2020
Dean's Note
“The Other” and Our Health
By scapegoating “the other,” the administration’s non-immigrant visa proclamation creates division that undermines health at a difficult moment.
Deep Racial and Socioeconomic Divides Are Shaping 2020
A JAMA viewpoint argues that any examination of the year's pandemic, recession, and civil unrest must consider the nation's socioeconomic and racial divides.
COVID-19 Testing May Be Missing Harder-Hit Communities
Doctoral students Benjamin Rader and Reese Sy find communities underserved by the health care system also have longer travel times to coronavirus testing sites.
School News
Professor Receives $6 Million from NIH to Study Air Pollution, Noise, and Dementia Risk
Jennifer Weuve received two grants from the National Institute on Aging to study the impact of air pollution and community noise on one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
School News
MCH Center of Excellence Offers New Training, Research, and Practice Opportunities
With renewed funding, the SPH maternal and child health center will expand interprofessional education and field programs across BU and three New England states.
Faculty Spotlight: E. David Zepeda
E. David Zepeda, clinical associate professor of health law, policy & management, is dedicated to closing the gap between the supply and demand for high-quality, cost-effective, and timely health care.
Staff Spotlight: Thomas Lee Jr.
As the academic program administrator for the Department of Global Health, Thomas Lee Jr. manages five MPH certificate programs and helped launch the department’s Diversity & Inclusion committee.
Public Health Post
PHPod Episode Six: Policing Black Lives
LaShyra “Lash” Nolen, the first Black woman to become Harvard Medical School class president, offers her perspective as the country struggles to respond to two epidemics: coronavirus and police violence against minority communities.
School News
L. Adrienne Cupples Award Presented to University of Michigan Professor
Bhramar Mukherjee, professor and chair of biostatistics at the University of Michigan, received the award on April 2.
A New Treatment for Adolescent Obesity?
Free Associations podcast hosts and guest discuss a new study testing a drug for adolescent obesity, the rise of armchair epidemiologists, and more.
High Deductible Health Plans Are Widening Racial Health Gaps
Black cancer survivors on high deductible plans are much more likely than their white counterparts to skip or take less medication, while Black and white cancer survivors on other kinds of plans are equally unlikely to.
In the Media
Infectious Disease Expert Weighs in on the State’s Latest Phase of Reopening — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
BBC Health Check
Faster Cheaper COVID Testing in Rwanda — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
Risking Their Lives to Save Their Lives: Why Public Health Experts Support Black Lives Matter Protests — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
NBC News
Coronavirus-Stricken US Faces Another Problem: A Massive Dust Cloud from Africa — quotes Gregory Wellenius, professor of environmental health.
Is a Second Wave of Coronavirus Coming? — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
‘We Should Continue to Be Worried’ as US Cases Rise amid Reopenings, Says Dean of BU’s School of Public Health — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
This Is Far from Over: Why We Need to Learn to Live with COVID-19 — quotes Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Associated Press
Normal Use of Face Masks Does Not Cause Pneumonia — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Tuesday, June 30, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean McClean
Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean Cozier
Thursday, July 2, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
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