The New Problem of Old Age: What to Do with an Extra 30 Years

by Jordan Mueller in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, MPH ’16   “The easy answer is… no,” replied Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, when asked if the world was ready for an unprecedented demographic increase in the amount of people living past the age of 65 years. The dean of the Mailman School was…

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The Metropolitan Revolution: Next Gen Population Health

by Jordan Mueller, MPH ’16, Department of Sociomedical Sciences Promises of a metropolitan revolution were met with equal parts hope and skepticism during the second installment of the Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health at the Mailman School on Wednesday, October 10, 2014. Bruce Katz, JD, Vice President at the Brookings Institution and…

Determined and Driven: My First Months at Mailman

Kaitlin Erickson, MPH ’16, Population and Family Health Welcome to the second month of school my fellow first-years. Between the orientation activities, tasting the The Core’s intensity, meeting our advisers, and delving into some deep debates during our discussion sections, I’d say we’re all excited to kick off a great first semester. Being out of school for three years, it’s been an adjustment getting back into student-mode. Before entering Mailman, I worked as a marketing manager at a healthcare communications company in Boston. It was challenging and busy, but when I left work, I left work, I was done. These…

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Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice

Stephanie Seller, MPH ’15, Sociomedical Sciences, Certificate in Health Promotion Research and Practice     For my practicum this summer, I interned with Columbia’s Community Engagement Core Resource, where I worked on a community-based research project with Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) and Community League of the Heights (CLOTH). There, I evaluated a…

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Saving Each Other, Together

By Augusta Williams in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, MPH ’15 I’ve been passionate about climate change since I became an atmospheric science major as an undergraduate student. When I first heard about the People’s Climate March a few months ago, I knew that it was something I needed to be a part of.…

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Individuals Taking Action Together Can Effect Global Climate Change

by Richard Remigio, second year PhD in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences A major event is occurring on September 21st in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit, where international leaders will convene to discuss necessary steps towards curbing greenhouse gas emissions and dampening climate change. It’s called The People’s Climate March (PCM). Thousands of…

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Settling into NYC

Your first week of classes is now behind you. You’ve been around campus and checked out a few spots around NYC. So now what? Relax. This is going to be your home for the next couple of years, so take in New York City at your own pace. Whether it be working out some stress…