CUNY School of Public Health

Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein: Canada’s health costs for seniors rising slowly: Points way to Medicare solvency

November 8, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

A study published in today’s [Monday, Oct. 29] Archives of Internal Medicine finds that per capita Medicare spending on the elderly has grown nearly three times faster in the United States than in Canada since 1980. (Canada’s program, which covers all Canadians, not just the elderly, is also called Medicare.) Cost grew more slowly in Canada despite a 1984 law banning co-payments and deductibles.

May May Leung and CUNY SPH Graduate Nutrition Student Club Visit Classrooms and Give Away Apples in East Harlem

November 6, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Congratulations to May May Leung and our graduate Nutrition Student Club for a terrific job coordinating the various activities on the 2nd Annual Food Day. We visited several classes at the Global Technology Preparatory Middle School in our neighborhood and had ~200children join in the crunch. Our students also handed out ~125 apples to community [...]

May May Leung and CUNY SPH Graduate Nutrition Student Club Visit Classrooms and Give Away Apples in East Harlem

November 6, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Congratulations to May May Leung and our graduate Nutrition Student Club for a terrific job coordinating the various activities on the 2nd Annual Food Day. We visited several classes at the Global Technology Preparatory Middle School in our neighborhood and had ~200children join in the crunch. Our students also handed out ~125 apples to community [...]

May May Leung and CUNY SPH Graduate Nutrition Student Club Visit Classrooms and Give Away Apples in East Harlem

November 6, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Congratulations to May May Leung and our graduate Nutrition Student Club for a terrific job coordinating the various activities on the 2nd Annual Food Day. We visited several classes at the Global Technology Preparatory Middle School in our neighborhood and had ~200children join in the crunch. Our students also handed out ~125 apples to community [...]

Dr. Neal Cohen, Interim Dean, publishes a commentary in the Huffington Post “Recognizing Mental Health as Public Health”

November 1, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Mental health needs fly under the radar, with fewer than one-half of persons with diagnosable conditions receiving the treatment they need. While 21st century approaches to public health have increasingly focused on healthy living with diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and access to preventive health care, there is a growing evidence base to incorporate mental health into our nation’s public health agenda.

Dr. Neal Cohen, Interim Dean, publishes a commentary in the Huffington Post “Recognizing Mental Health as Public Health”

November 1, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Mental health needs fly under the radar, with fewer than one-half of persons with diagnosable conditions receiving the treatment they need. While 21st century approaches to public health have increasingly focused on healthy living with diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and access to preventive health care, there is a growing evidence base to incorporate mental health into our nation’s public health agenda.

CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College Prof. David Himmelstein on PBS Nightly News tonight!!

October 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Video: Freelancers to Get Affordable Health Care Option.  Watch Dr. Himmelstein here:
Dr. David Himmelstein

Risk Assessment – The PEL is not a License to Kill

October 6, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Franklin Mirer publishes “Risk Assessment – The PEL is not a License to Kill” in the Synergist, professional magazine of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The author demonstrates that the Industrial Hygiene profession has mistakenly believed that employers can’t be cited where workers suffer harm, but the employer is in compliance with the exposure [...]

Risk Assessment – The PEL is not a License to Kill

October 6, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Franklin Mirer publishes “Risk Assessment – The PEL is not a License to Kill” in the Synergist, professional magazine of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The author demonstrates that the Industrial Hygiene profession has mistakenly believed that employers can’t be cited where workers suffer harm, but the employer is in compliance with the exposure [...]

The Association between Marital Transitions, Body Mass Index, and Weight: A Review of the Literature

October 5, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

The review paper concludes that transitions into marriage were associated with weight gain, while transitions out of marriage were associated with weight loss

Dr. Heidi Jones publishes: The acceptability of a self-lavaging device compared to pelvic examination for cervical cancer screening among low-income women

September 7, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Heidi Jones publishes: The Acceptability of a Self-Lavaging Device Compared to Pelvic Examination for Cervical Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Women in the Journal of Women’s Health. The authors found that the majority of women from three low income clinics in Northern Manhattan would prefer to use a self-lavaging device over a pelvic examination by [...]

Dr. Heidi Jones publishes: The acceptability of a self-lavaging device compared to pelvic examination for cervical cancer screening among low-income women

September 7, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Heidi Jones publishes: The Acceptability of a Self-Lavaging Device Compared to Pelvic Examination for Cervical Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Women in the Journal of Women’s Health. The authors found that the majority of women from three low income clinics in Northern Manhattan would prefer to use a self-lavaging device over a pelvic examination by [...]

LegalHealth and Mark Hannay Receive Second Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House

June 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

LegalHealth and Mark Hannay Receive Second Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

Six Graduate Center Doctoral Students Awarded Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Globalization, Health and Social Justice

May 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

A new Graduate Center Initiative on Globalization, Health and Social Justice sponsored by the doctoral programs in Nursing Science and Public Health has awarded fellowships to doctoral students in Psychology, Sociology, Nursing and Public Health.

New report offers policy solutions for a nation that can’t afford fast food’s abuses

May 2, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

New report from MONICA GAGNON AND NICHOLAS FREUDENBERG, DrPH offers policy solutions for a nation that can’t afford fast food’s abuses recent survey reveals cost of diet-related disease on municipalities

Professor Lorna Thorpe Awarded $3.4 Million in Funding from de Beaumont Foundation for Health Examination Survey of NYC

March 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Working collaboratively with our NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Professor Lorna Thorpe has received a $3.4 million dollar grant from the de Beaumont Foundation to carry out a health examination survey of New York City adults and the potential utility of Electronic Health Records (EHR) as a method for surveillance of population health. [...]

New CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College faculty member, Associate Professor, Dr. Grace Sembajwe

January 30, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Former Harvard School of Public Health Research Epidemiologist and Co-Principal Investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for biomarkers of pain and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Stacey Plichta Is Interviewed about women who are victims of domestic violence

January 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Health care providers are the gateway for women who are victims of domestic violence

Drs. Mimi Fahs, Bill Gallo, and Mieke Schmitz (a Hunter MPH student at the time and now a DPH student) and Nina Parikh (Brookdale Center for Healthy Living & Longevity) publish: The association between neighbourhood social cohesion and hypertension management strategies in older adults

January 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Professors Mimi Fahs and Bill Gallo from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Mieke Schmitz (a Hunter MPH student at the time and now a DPH student) and Nina Parikh (Brookdale Center for Healthy Living & Longevity) publish: The association between neighbourhood social cohesion and hypertension management strategies in older adults [...]

Dr. Lorna Thorpe and colleagues publish Increased screening colonoscopy rates and reduced racial disparities in the New York Citywide Campaign: An urban model.

January 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Lorna Thorpe, associate professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and colleagues publish Increased screening colonoscopy rates and reduced racial disparities in the New York Citywide Campaign: An urban model. See abstract below: OBJECTIVES: In 2003, in response to low colonoscopy screening rates and significant sociodemographic disparities in colonoscopy screening in New [...]