CUNY School of Public Health

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

The Investigators: 1-hour test for diagnosing Ebola still unused in New York

November 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Jim Hoffer November 11, 2014 When Dr. Craig Spencer entered Bellevue Hospital three weeks ago, it took half a day to find out if he was indeed infected with the Ebola virus. And at the time, we reported that it didn’t have to take that long. There is a one-hour test that The Investigators

CUNY SPH Welcomes Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith

October 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY School of Public Health welcomed Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith to the CUNY family on October 2nd, at the Red Rooster in Harlem.  Faculty and staff of the School, members of the School’s Advisory Board, members of the CUNY Chancellery and friends and supporters of the School were among the attendees.  

CUNY SPH Advisory Council holds Inaugural Meeting

October 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Members of the CUNY School of Public Health Advisory Council met for its inaugural meeting on October 3rd on the East Harlem campus. The Council began working on an agenda to leverage its collective resources and expertise to position the CUNY SPH as a  foci of Public Health innovation and service to the CUNY community,

Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie

October 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie: Africa’s Largest E-waste Dump Begins Transformation to Model Recycling Center October 22, 2014 A celebration marked the opening of the new e-waste recycling facility in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana. Dignitaries, dancers, performing school children and a balloon archway stood out in sharp contrast in this sooty, trash-strewn landscape. This collaborative

True Cost Of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured In Lives

October 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Nicholas Freudenberg October 21, 2014 The #20 Million Memorial created earlier this month by the United States Centers for Disease Control, is an online tribute to honor the 20 million spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, and friends who have died of tobacco-related diseases since 1964. The memorial recognizes the 50th anniversary of the

True Cost Of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured In Lives

October 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Nicholas Freudenberg October 21, 2014 The #20 Million Memorial created earlier this month by the United States Centers for Disease Control, is an online tribute to honor the 20 million spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, and friends who have died of tobacco-related diseases since 1964. The memorial recognizes the 50th anniversary of the

Announcing the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship

September 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

With support from the CUNY SPH Dean, the DPH Program will select a small group of accepted incoming DPH students with a DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship. Applicants interested in being considered for the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship…