From On Campus

Contributions about student perspectives and experiences while studying at the Mailman School in New York City.

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…

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…

New Students: Welcome Back to School

New school? New city? New supermarket? New apartment? All of the above? Transitioning into a graduate program can be difficult enough. Many incoming Mailman students are not just new to Columbia University, but also find themselves immersed in a whirlwind of new sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences. In an attempt to ease the transition and…

10 Communication Tips from a Biostatistician

by Joshua Kriger, MS ’14, in the Biostatistics Theory and Methods Program The days are over when a statistician sits in a back room tabulating data. The statistician needs to be a questioner with a passion for the truth and an expert communicator dedicated to efficiency and clarity. During my time at Columbia, with the…