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SPH This Week

February 2, 2020
Message from the Dean
On Feedback, a Thank-You
Upcoming Signature Program
‘Is There a Doctor on Board?’ Racial Profiling and Health
Feb 5
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Coronavirus: What We Know
Infectious disease experts Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer on the global outbreak of 2019-nCoV originating in Wuhan, China.
Pornography Is Not a ‘Public Health Crisis’
Existing evidence suggests pornography may negatively affect some individuals, but it does not qualify as a public health crisis—and calling it one could cause harm, researchers write in an AJPH editorial.
School News
‘Maybe There’s Hope’ on Maternal Mortality
As lawmakers take on America’s high—and unequal—maternal mortality rate, Eugene Declercq wants them to understand it is ‘just the tip of the iceberg.’
Ahead of a Diversity & Inclusion Seminar, Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, on her experiences with racial biases in the medical field, including a 2018 incident that went viral.
Alumni News
'Redefining the First Impression'
Alum Quita Christison was a featured speaker at a recent TEDx Talk, sharing tools for dispelling biases and presumptions.
Does Quality of Care Affect Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes?
Free Associations podcast hosts discuss a study modeling the impact of improvements in quality of care, a poorly-thought-through letter, and worm memories.
Public Health Post
Michael Botticelli: The Politics of the Opioid Epidemic
Michael Botticelli describes the state of the opioid epidemic, explains how policies changed in the Obama and Trump eras, highlights bipartisan efforts, and offers advice to the current generation of public health practitioners responding to the epidemic.
Recently at SPH
‘Supporting the Homeless Community Must Be Relationship-Based’
At a Public Health Forum, Anahaita Kotval, chief executive officer of Lifting Up Westchester, discussed key challenges in serving the homeless community and approaches to solving these problems.
In the Media
America’s Favorite Poison — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
National Post
JUUL Use More Than Doubled among U.S. Teens, Young Adults in One Year — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
Boston Globe
A Tale of Two Guards Wavering on the Precipice of the Holocaust — opinion by Joseph Polak, adjunct assistant professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Washington Times
Senate Republicans’ Attempt to Define Abortion as Not Health Care Faces Stiff Opposition — quotes alum Kristyn Brandi.
Modern Healthcare
HHS Proposes Ending Referral Requirement for Faith-Based Providers — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. New York—Politics and Health
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Glasshouse Chelsea, 545 W 25th Street, New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—‘Is There a Doctor on Board?’ Racial Profiling and Health
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
BUSPH Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Voting and the Health of Populations: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial
Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, February 12, 5:00 am – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
(Around BU) Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series—Activism and Race
Thursday, February 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Law School Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
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