• Call-In Press Briefing – Hungry in College: Food Insecurity Among CUNY Students in New York City

    January 8, 2019 | CUNY School of Public Health

    When:    Thursday, January 10, 9:00 – 10:00 am Where:  CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH)  Call in Number:   +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Meeting ID: 536 194 142  Zoom meeting link: On Wednesday, January 9, leading researchers, policy advocates and others will offer an in-depth discussion of a new […]

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  • Exploring the social epidemiology of the microbiome

    January 7, 2019 | CUNY School of Public Health

    The microbiome is emerging as a factor for many diseases for which there are known health disparities, pointing to the opportunity for investigation of this new area of biology in social and population health research. While recent research establishes the importance of the microbiome for human health, data on how the social environment shapes the microbiome is […]

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  • Testing the connection between neighborhood cohesion and viral suppression among HIV-positive New Yorkers

    December 18, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    HIV viral suppression is a positive medical outcome which indicates viral control and inability to transmit infection. It is usually achieved through antiretroviral therapy. There is a lack of research into the psychosocial factors affecting HIV viral suppression, such as perceived neighborhood social cohesion, or how connected the subject feels to their neighbors. To fill […]

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  • CUNY SPH doctoral candidate accepts award for union’s role in passing new California labor law

    December 10, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    At the American Public Health Association meeting last month, CUNY SPH doctoral candidate Pamela Vossenas accepted the Tony Mazzocchi Award for Grassroots Activism from the Occupational Health and Safety Section on behalf of UNITE HERE, a labor union representing service workers across the US and Canada, for the passing of a law to prevent injuries to […]

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  • Pamela Wheeler appointed to Foundation Board of Directors

    December 7, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) Foundation is pleased to welcome Pamela Wheeler to its Board of Directors. Wheeler is a woman of firsts. She was the first woman appointed to lead a professional sports union, was the founding Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and […]

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  • CUNY SPH alumni gather for the holidays

    December 4, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    CUNY SPH alumni came together to celebrate the holiday season at the Alumni Holiday Gathering on December 3rd, 2018 at 3 Columbus Circle, hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Network Core Group. The event was held in an impressive space which was generously donated by Dr. Destry Sulkes, a member of […]

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  • Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, named Senior Scholar

    December 3, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Dean Ayman El-Mohandes and CUNY SPH are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, to the role of Senior Scholar at the school. Dr. Ratzan is a pioneer in health communication, health literacy and strategic diplomacy with three decades of experience both in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently […]

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  • CUNY researchers investigate food insecurity among community college students

    December 3, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Food insecurity is prevalent among community college students across the United States, yet little research examines how these students experience hunger or proposes solutions to the problem. To address this gap, Dr. Rositsa T. Ilieva, Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute’s Food Policy Monitor, Dr. Tanzina Ahmed, Assistant Professor at Kingsborough Community College, and […]

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  • CUNY SPH researchers assess New York City’s food policy metrics

    November 27, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    For the past ten years, New York City has been engaged in an effort to improve access to healthy food, reduce food insecurity, support community development, promote sustainable food systems, and improve conditions for food workers. Every year, the city publishes the Food Metrics Reports to present data on its progress using selected food system indicators. […]

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  • Perceptions of childhood obesity prevention policies among parents in Turkey

    November 26, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Childhood obesity is a major health issue in Turkey. The World Health Organization recently found that between 20 and 25 percent of Turkish children aged 10–19 years are overweight or obese. A recent study of fourth grade children in Ankara found over one-third to be overweight or obese, much higher than anticipated. CUNY SPH is […]

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