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…

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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…