Breaking the Cycles of Marginalization

by Khudejha Asghar in the Department of Epidemiology, certificate in Global Health, MPH 15′ I remember the first time I picked up Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider and fell in love. I contemplated writing her a letter to thank her for changing my life, only to realize that she had lost her battle with cancer years…

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12 Public Health Tips to Help with Your Midterms

by Augusta Williams in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, MPH ’15 Surprisingly, we’re officially almost halfway through the semester. Second-year students have applied for graduation and are either searching for jobs or have been accepted into medical and professional schools. First-year students are applying to practicums, adjusting to life after the Core, and wondering…

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SEA of Thoughts

by Augusta Williams in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, MPH ’15   Drs. Jeff Shaman and Stephen Morse spoke on the intersections between infectious disease and climate change in the third SEA of Thoughts luncheon held by the Students for Environmental Action (SEA) on November 10, 2014. The vivid conversation began with a discussion…

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What Public Health is.

by Jordan Mueller in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, MPH ’16   Me: “I’m moving to New York City and getting my MPH at Columbia University!” Friends, family, victims of small talk: “Wow, Columbia. Very impressive, Jordan! What’s an MPH?” Me: “I’m going to be a Master of Public Health.” Them: “Right on… what is…

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Economic Enlightenment: Streamlining Public Health for Sustainable Funding

by Jordan Mueller, MPH ’16, Department of Sociomedical Sciences   At the Dean’s Grand Rounds on November 12, Dr. Glen Mays, a public health economist from the University of Kentucky and a leading figure in the field of public health policy and financing, didn’t mince words about inefficiencies riddling the American health care delivery system.…