Tagged sociomedical sciences

Easter Egg Roll

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…

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…

The New Problem of Old Age: What to Do with an Extra 30 Years

by Jordan Mueller in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, MPH ’16   “The easy answer is… no,” replied Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, when asked if the world was ready for an unprecedented demographic increase in the amount of people living past the age of 65 years. The dean of the Mailman School was…