NYC Health Technology Food Forum

October 20, 2014 | News

How Can Technology Help (and Hurt) Public Health Initiatives? Tuesday, November 18, 2014 How can technology support healthier food policies? In a society increasingly digitized,how can health technology be harnessed to improve food securityand good food access, decrease health inequalities and diet-related diseases, and support healthy food choices? In an interactive talk that will include […]

LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

February 3, 2014 | News

The CUNY School of Public Health presents a panel discussion to celebrate the release of a new book, LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health. Thursday, February 201, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Skylight Room, 9th Floor, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue at […]

CUNY and the NYC Health Department Launch Second NYC HANES Survey

January 29, 2014 | News

The CUNY School of Public Health and New York City Health Department are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From the fall of 2013 until early 2014, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households are being asked to answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will […]

Top Lessons from 50 Years of Fighting the Tobacco Industry

January 29, 2014 | News

On the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, CUNY Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg offers an assessment of the promise and limitations of public health activism. More…

CUNY Researchers Report That Testosterone May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

January 29, 2014 | News

Testosterone in men declines with age and ill health, so low testosterone levels tend to correlate with cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Testosterone replacement is increasingly promoted to older men, although the safety of testosterone replacement has never been assessed in a large trial. Meta-analyses of small, randomized-controlled trials suggest testosterone administration […]

CUNY and NYC to Examine the Effectiveness of HIV Care Coordination

January 29, 2014 | News

Professor Denis Nash of the CUNY School of Public Health and Mary Irvine, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is leading leading a large-scale public health study entitled, “HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants and costs.”  The study is funded by a five-year $3.1 million NIH R01 grant from […]

La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival: Spooking the Community Into Having a Healthier Halloween

October 31, 2013 | News

The Nutrition Club in partnership with The Food Policy Center demonstrated how to have a healthier Halloween on Sunday, October 27th at the La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival. Demonstrating festive, healthy treats for parents and children alike, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed two crates of apples from the Corbin Hill CSA in the form of […]

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Helps Take a Bite Into Food Day

October 31, 2013 | News

Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated […]


October 30, 2013 | News

The Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine published “Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: a Community Response in Brooklyn, New York,” authored by four students, Graduate Center, CUNY School of Public Health — Michael T. Schmeltz, Sonia K. González, Liza Fuentes, and Amy Kwan. Liza Fuentes Sonia K. González Amy Kwan Michael […]

The New York City Food Policy Center co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC

July 21, 2013 | News

On July 17th, The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC along with 11 other leading New York city food organizations ( Brooklyn Food Coalition, City Harvest, Food Bank For New York City, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food Studies program at […]