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  • Neighborhood “greening” may lead to gentrification and displacement

    October 29, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Many post-industrial cities have areas of vacant and derelict land (VDL) which can have negative health and environmental impacts on nearby residents. VDL is located predominantly in poorer neighborhoods, posing a disproportionate risk upon these communities. Repurposing these areas into green spaces and community gardens may mitigate the risk of health and environmental hazards, but […]

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  • In memoriam: Dr. Elizabeth Fee

    October 23, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    It is with sadness and solidarity that we share that Dr. Elizabeth Fee, an esteemed public health historian, passed away on October 17, 2018. Dr. Fee is considered to be one of the most influential public health writers of the 21st century. She was a tireless fighter for social justice and a founding member of […]

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  • How substance use affects adherence to PrEP among gay and bisexual men

    October 22, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Research has shown that drug and alcohol use interferes with anti-retroviral medication adherence among gay and bisexual men (GBM) living with HIV. There is limited parallel examination of whether the same holds true for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence among HIV-negative GBM. In a study published this month in the journal AIDS and Behavior, CUNY SPH […]

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  • Re-thinking Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic targets using gene-based tests

    October 22, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating condition with no known cure. Existing drugs only alleviate symptoms. Given repeated and costly drug failures, CUNY SPH Professor Mary Schooling and colleagues assessed systematically whether approved and investigational AD drugs are targeting products of genes strongly associated with AD and whether these genes are targeted by existing drugs for […]

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  • CUNY and DOHMH researchers evaluate support program for vulnerable New Yorkers living with HIV

    October 22, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    The New York City HIV Care Coordination Program (CCP), funded through the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, combines multiple evidence-based strategies to support persons living with HIV (PLWH) who are newly diagnosed with HIV or have a recent history of poor HIV care outcomes. In an NIH-funded study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE, […]

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  • Editorial: protecting public health research from inappropriate corporate influence

    October 16, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    In an editorial in the November 2018 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, CUNY SPH Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg emphasizes the importance of protecting public health research from inappropriate corporate influence. Corporate sponsorship of new bodies of faux science on climate change, tobacco, unhealthy food and pharmaceuticals, Freudenberg warns, put the credibility of […]

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  • Distinguished Professor Denis Nash appointed to governor’s Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force

    October 16, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    More than 100,000 New Yorkers are living with hepatitis C, and most are unaware that they have it. The virus is spread by blood to blood contact, with the most common risk factor being injection drug use. Over the past decade, there has been a distinct peak in cases emerging among younger people aged 20 […]

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  • Workplace wellness program helps employees make healthy choices

    October 16, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Obesity is an ongoing public health concern in the United States and although obesity has both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, evidence shows that adopting a healthy lifestyle can play a significant role in its prevention or reduction. In several studies, increased consumption of vegetables and fruits, as well as intake of whole grains, are […]

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  • What do Urban College Students Really Think about Health Insurance?

    October 9, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Health insurance is important for everyone, and college students are no exception. At CUNY, nearly ten percent of its more than 270,000 students have no insurance at all, even though many qualify for free or low-cost options. This places them at risk for both health and financial catastrophe. As part of the University’s Healthy CUNY Initiative, […]

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  • The effects of dementia on family wealth may contribute to economic disparities between black-Americans and non-Black Americans

    October 9, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Dementia is a costly health condition, with the majority of the economic burden falling upon the families of those suffering with the disease. Black Americans, who are at greater risk of developing dementia than white Americans, hold on average less than one-eighth of he wealth of white Americans, and thus may be disproportionally affected by […]

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