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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, MPH ’16, Department of Sociomedical Sciences   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 public health?”…

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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.…

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The Ebola Challenge: With The People’s First Event

by Erika Eitland, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, MPH 15′ Devastated by civil wars, the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone already struggled to balance on fragile healthcare systems and were not prepared to take on the debilitating consequences of the largest Ebola outbreak in history. We can say that part of…

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Futures in the Making: Career Day at Mailman

by Augusta Williams in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, MPH ’15   Walking into a room filled with anxious young professionals in business attire who are wielding resumes and business cards can be an intimidating experience, whether it is your first time attending a Career Day event, or your tenth. I’m actually planning on…

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Life Lessons Learned: Research with ICAP in Swaziland

by Loxley Bennett, 2015 ICAP Swaziland HIV/AIDS Research Fellow, Columbia University Neuroscience & Behavior ’15. This post was published in collaboration with ICAP.   Going into the summer with ICAP, I expected to learn about global health and the tools used to conduct medical research, but that hardly describes my summer in Swaziland. These experiences…