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

October 18, 2012 | News

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

Dr. Jennifer Dowd publishes in Social Science and Medicine: Neighborhood-level stressors, social support, and diurnal patterns of cortisol: the Chicago Community Adult Health Study.

October 9, 2012 | Research Brief

Dr. Jennifer Dowd publishes in Social Science and Medicine: Neighborhood-level stressors, social support, and diurnal patterns of cortisol: the Chicago Community Adult Health Study. The authors found that residents of neighborhoods with higher stress and lower social support had blunted levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggesting that low rather than high cortisol patterns may […]

Risk Assessment – The PEL is not a License to Kill

October 6, 2012 | News

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 | News

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

Pediatric lead exposures and health effects from hazardous waste sites in Asia

October 5, 2012 | Research Brief

Dr. Jack Caravanos publishes in Environmental Research: The Burden of Disease from Pediatric Lead Exposure at Hazardous Waste Sites in 7 Asian Countries with collaborators from Blacksmith Institute and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. The paper describes the collection of environmental data and estimates of childhood disease impairment in 7 Asian Countries. It is part […]

Childhood obesity and human capital accumulation

October 5, 2012 | Research Brief

The prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled over the last 25 years, and in addition to increased risks of many chronic diseases, obesity may also be linked to lower skill attainment, poor social competency, and poorer labor outcomes.