• 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Epidemiologists Discuss The Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons

    November 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    (Source: 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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