Columbia Public Health 2017

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LETTER FROM THE DEAN: public health is a public good

"Accepting population health as a public good can be the basis for developing and aligning effective investments for prevention, innovation, and access to care."

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Features

 

justice for all

A growing body of scholarship reveals how stigma exacerbates disparities and suggests strategies to break the cycle and promote well-being.

BY JASMINE BANKS & SHARON TREGASKIS
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to be precise

Precision public health researchers refine the tools of their trade to exploit the world's growing surfeit of data.

BY NANCY AVERETT
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on the horizon

A climate and health scientist adapts meteorological techniques to forecast the spread of infectious disease.

BY TIM PAUL
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From research to action

Global health proponents seek techniques to enhance the implementation of evidence-based measures.

BY ALISON FROMME
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political perils

As the Trump Administration restricts global aid for family planning, three reproductive health scholars discuss what comes next.

BY MERIL CULLINAN & ALLA KATSNELSON
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in the crosshairs

A former paramedic-turned epidemiologist runs the numbers on urban design interventions to prevent gun violence.

BY SHARON TREGASKIS
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Departments

INNOVATIONS

Golden Chance • Teach-In •  Social Studies • In Print • Food for Thought • Breast Density • Big Question

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DATA POINTS

Multiplier Effect • Immune Response • Death & Taxes • Resilient Parenting • B Healthy • Mind Altering • The Reformation • Teen Talk • Autism • Vaccines  • Sports Medicine

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FACULTY, STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

Scholars • Graduates • Leaders • On the Color Line

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DEAN

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

interim senior director of strategic communications

Cindy del Rosario-Tapan


EDITOR IN CHIEF

Sharon Tregaskis

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Tim Paul

ART DIRECTOR

Diana Gazzia

COPY EDITOR

Kenneth Selvester