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The Roots of Public Health

Catherine (Katia) Sokoloff    Where did Public Health start? Who were its early champions and practitioners? How did a field with roots in medicine, nursing, and the social sciences grow to become its own profession? These are the questions that intrigue me; I have always been fascinated in the Progressive Era, especially in the birth of…

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Breaking It Down for Public Health

by Niels Bantilan, MPH ‘16 in the Department of Sociomedical Science These are your ingredients: digital technology, public health, and Hip Hop. Now collide these seemingly disparate disciplines. What do you get? I was unsure of the answer to this question when I entered Mailman in the Fall of 2012, but I knew what I…

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Committing to Sharing a Story

By, Tim Cunningham, MS, DrPH 16’ in the Department of Population and Family Health It’s been nine weeks since Tim Cunningham, a doctoral student it the Department of Population and Family Health, has returned from Sierra Leone where he fought the Ebola outbreak. He has agreed to have this post, originally written for the Program…

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Beyond the Box: New Approaches for School-based Healthcare

By Jill Humphrey in the Department of Population and Family Health, MPH ‘16 I’ll be honest: When I left the high-adrenaline world of hospital labor and delivery for a job as a school nurse, I felt a little lame. I worried that I would lose my technical skills, be bored, and suffer ridicule from real…

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Why Do We Get Fat? An Ongoing Debate

By Students for Food Policy and Obesity Prevention On Tuesday, April 21st at 4:00 pm, FPOP, OSA, GSA, SPIM, and the Department of Epidemiology will host science writer Gary Taubes for a special Public Health Fights Obesity Month lecture: Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and an Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity. Mr. Taubes, author of…

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Recipes to Survive the Food Desert

by Vienna McLeod in the Department of Epidemiology and Co-Vice President of Communications for Students for Food Policy and Obesity Prevention (FPOP), MPH’ 16     Inspired by Mailman’s Obesity Prevention Month (which started yesterday with a talk led by nutrition policy expert, Marion Nestle) I woke up this past Sunday morning, made myself a smoothie…