CUNY School of Public Health

Jim Stimpson named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

April 16, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Jim Stimpson, PhD, founding director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), will begin his role at the CUNY School of Public Health on July 1.  The CUNY SPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as the school’s chief academic officer, providing the intellectual and administrative leadership for academic programs, […]

Morabia Begins Role as AJPH Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College, and at the CUNY School of Public Health, has begun his tenure as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health. A renowned researcher, author, professor of epidemiology, and fellow of the […]

Levi Waldron Selected 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar in Trento, Italy

April 12, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Assistant Professor Levi Waldron has been selected to be a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor for a six month period at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento. Dr. Waldron’s work will seek to bridge gaps between high-throughput biology and public health, and bring together […]

Job Postings as of April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

1. Position: Research Internship Opportunity Organization: Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Posting date: April 8, 2015 Location: United States SUMMARY: CAPC is recruiting two (2) research interns with an interest in public health or health services research to work with our Research & Analytics department on our National Palliative Care Registry™ Redesign project. These […]

1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award

March 31, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award DURING National Public Health Week April6th to April10th 2015 http://www.nphw.org/ INNOVATION is a new idea that reflects application of better solutions to address new/existing challenges. CUNY School of Public Health is conducting its 1st Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award to bring out Novel ideas […]

Bassett focuses policy on advancing health equity

March 30, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Mary Bassett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks about her efforts to transform public policy through the pursuit of health equity streategies. For more than 30 years,  Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity, both domestically and across the globe. She spent 17 years […]

The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job

March 19, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair takes place Friday, April 17th at the Javits Center. The flyer (below and attached) is being sent to numerous offices throughout CUNY with the hope that copies will be printed for prominent display and wide distribution to degree program students, including current year graduates looking for […]

Deborah Lupton, “Critical Digital Health Studies: A Research Agenda”

February 25, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Deborah Lupton, Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra, Australia, discusses the phenomenon of “digital health” . In contrast to popular and professional representations of digital health technologies in utopian terms, Lupton makes the case for a critical approach to digital health technologies. Lunch provided.

Public Health Grand Rounds Featuring NYC DOHMH Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD, MPH

January 10, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Please join us on Monday, February 2nd, 4:30-6:00pm  at The CUNY Graduate Center, 9100, Skylight Room for the DPH Program’s monthly Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series featuring NYC’s new Health Commissioner, Mary Bassett, MD, MPH. Dr. Bassett was named the NYC DOHMH Commissioner in January 2014. She has more than 30 years of public

Virtual Information Chat Sessions

January 5, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Do you have questions about the CUNY School of Public Health programs? How to apply through SOPHAS ? Virtual information chat sessions offer interested students a chance to chat with admission staff at the CUNY School of Public Health. Click here to join us for an information chat session on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from

Health In South Africa: 20 Years After Apartheid

December 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

On December 10, Dr. David Sanders spoke at the CUNY Graduate Center about the progress and challenges in improving health and reducing inequalities in health in South Africa in the two decades since the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela. Sanders is the founding director of the University of Western Cape School of Public Health and an

Why Canadian hospitals outperform U.S. hospitals

December 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

If U.S. hospitals ran as efficiently as Canada’s, the average U.S. family of four would save $2,000 annually on health care By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein December 12, 2014 In many countries, bereaved families get condolence cards and flowers. In the U.S., the survivors are also deluged with hospital bills and insurance paperwork. That

CUNY School of Public Health Faculty and Students Receive Awards at APHA Annual Meeting

December 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

At the recent American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, several CUNY School of Public Health faculty and students received awards. Diana Romero, PhD MA, Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, received the Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) Programs

Epidemiologists Discuss The Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons

November 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

(Source: cdc.gov) Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low. Join us for a panel discussion as

Could Congress finally end the GMO labeling war?

November 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Emily Sutherlin November 21, 2014 Despite current losses in Oregon and Colorado, GM opponents are determined to escalate their battle, promising to push for mandatory labeling on food state-by-state or from Congress. Many activists, such as Professor Elizabeth Glass Geltman, a City University of New York environmental professor, justify their position in part by claiming that more

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

November 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Elizabeth Glass Geltman November 21, 2014 The New York legislature just joined a small, but growing national trend of requiring licensure of mold contractors. The law was drafted in response to concerns that came to light after Superstorm Sandy. The huge demand for mold cleanup efforts gave rise to some unscrupulous contractors who either

How the health of America’s seniors stacks up

November 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Steven Reinberg November 20, 2014 Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonwealth Fund for having more seniors struggling to get and

U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage By Steven Reinberg November 19, 2014 Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11

The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health

November 18, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Nicholas Freudenberg November 18, 2014 Oxford Dictionaries has selected vape as Word of the Year 2014, so we asked several experts to comment on the growth of electronic cigarettes and the vaping phenomenon. A new report from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that use of e-cigarettes among high schools students

African Lead Mine Poisons Children

November 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Ben Barber November 12, 2014 From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world’s worst lead poisoning epidemics. The lowest blood lead levels in nearly 300 children we tested in July were