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SPH This Week

November 8, 2020
Dean's Note
Hope, and Health
As the political circumstances resolve, a reflection on the hope that comes with political renewal, and the inflection point a new administration offers towards creating a better, healthier world.
Upcoming Public Health Conversation
Learning from Anywhere for Everyone: Inclusion in a Digital World
NOV 12
4:30 to 6 p.m.
School News
Holidays in the Time of Coronavirus
The Epidemiology COVID-19 Response Corps takes on pressing questions, including how to handle Thanksgiving and other holidays this fall and winter.
Coming Out as Bisexual Associated with Increased Risk of Smoking
LGB young people are more likely to smoke than their straight counterparts—but when looking at identities separately and over time, a more specific pattern emerges.
School News
New Textbook Offers Simple Tools to Conduct Biostatistical Analyses
Geared towards future healthcare professionals, Biostatistics for Population Health: A Primer by Lisa Sullivan provides straightforward techniques for evaluating biostatistical findings.
School News
Emerging Women Leaders Program Addresses Gap in Career Mentorship
The pilot program connects doctoral students with female public health experts who offer academic and professional guidance in mentorship circles, workshops, and networking events.
Underinsurance Is Growing, But HSAs Aren’t Keeping Up
High deductible health plans have become much more common among all racial/ethnic and income groups, but the health savings accounts that may make these plans workable are far less common among Black, Hispanic, and lower-income enrollees.
Staff Profile
‘Bringing the Research to Life’
Kara Magane, director of research operations in the Department of Community Health Sciences, oversees several projects around substance use, including the URBAN ARCH Boston Cohort.
Public Health Post
Resilience in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have profound and multidimensional effects on mental and physical health.
Public Health Post
Trans Rights by State Lines
Transgender people in states with pro-trans antidiscrimination, health insurance, and identity document policies were more likely to seek healthcare than those in states with restrictive policies.
Winter Institute 2021: Data to Dashboards
Managers need to make sound decisions based on data, and robust dashboards are important tools in that process. Learn more about the PHX program and register for the Winter Institute 2021.
In the Media
Milbank Quarterly
Learning from November 3: A Wake-Up Call for Public Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
BBC Health Check
COVID-19 Vaccines: Unknowns and Dilemmas — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of global health and epidemiology.
Boston Globe
Troubling Signs Emerge That COVID-19 Is Tightening Its Hold on the State — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health; Helen Jenkins, assistant professor of biostatistics; and Robert Horsbugh, professor of global health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.
Washington Post
Coronavirus Cases Exceed 100,000 in One Day for the First Time, Even as the Nation Is Split on the Pandemic vs. the Economy — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Donald Trump Jr. Claims COVID-19 Deaths at ‘Almost Nothing’ as US Reports 1,000 New Deaths — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
Doctors Worry Coronavirus Pandemic May Hit LGBTQ People Harder Than Most — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Cape Cod Times
Holiday Gatherings Pose New Risk of COVID-19 — quotes student Nisha Puri.
American Cancer Society Hosts Virtual Breast Health Equity Summit — features Christopher Louis, clinical associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Verywell Health
COVID-19 Evictions Are Causing a Ripple Effect of Health Problems — article by alum Kayla Hui.
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Looking Ahead
Virtual Open Office Hour with Dean Sullivan
Monday, November 9, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Online.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, November 9, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
Learning from Anywhere for Everyone: Inclusion in a Digital World
Thursday, November 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
Virtual Office Hours with Dean Cozier
Friday, November 13, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
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