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…

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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…