Chris and Sumana look at how everyday technology is tracking information about what we do on a daily basis. What happens when our personal data is combined with data from others— to create “big data”?
The CUNY School of Public Health Graduation Recognition Ceremony is an annual event held to honor graduates and awardees from across the four campuses.
This year’s 5th annual Ceremony was held in the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College. Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, President of the American Public Health Association, was the keynote speaker.
Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health and Hunter College, discusses his latest book, Legal but Lethal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health. Prof. Freudenberg points to several major industries that have contributed to the rise of chronic diseases—and what can be done to change these corporate behaviors. He spoke recently at the CUNYGraduate Center.
Gregorio Millett, the Vice President and Director of Public Policy for amFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, talks about the use of epidemiology to create targeted public policy strategies that address the national HIV/AIDS epidemic. A widely recognized researcher, Mr. Millett has worked at the highest levels of federal HIV policy, including several years as a senior adviser in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, where he helped develop a diverse array of significant policy changes. He spoke recently at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Dr. Mary Bassett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks about her efforts to transform public policy through the pursuit of health equity strategies. For more than 30 years, Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity, both domestically and across the globe. She spent 17 years in Zimbabwe working to develop a range of AIDS prevention interventions. As Deputy Health Commissioner she directed initiatives such as the bans on smoking and trans fats in restaurants. Since she became commissioner a year ago, Dr. Bassett has emphasized policies aimed at reducing health disparities through targeting neighborhoods with the highest needs and collaborating with community groups and agencies across the city. She spoke recently at the CUNY Graduate Center.