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Letter from the Dean: a time to champion prevention

"Since I entered public health, I have never seen so great a need to rally around prevention science."


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Features

Climate Changing

China tackles the challenges of environmental degradation, healthcare policy reform, an aging population, and urban planning.

BY ALEXANDER GELFAND
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Running on Prevention

As the presidential campaign season gears up, scholars advance a platform to reverse the U.S. health deficit using a combination of substance and science.

BY ANDREA CRAWFORD
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It Takes Guts

A long-running investigation ties autism to a disruption of the microbial ecosystem contained within the human digestive tract.

BY TIM PAUL        
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Toxic Exposure

Nearly half of American schoolchildren are poor. Scientists seek antidotes to the developmental hazards of poverty.

BY TARA HAELLE
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The Law of Epidemics

What can algorithms from infectious disease research reveal about rising rates of opioid addiction and overdose?

BY ALISA ROTH        
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Mobile Methods

Portable, ubiquitous smartphones extend the reach of investigators collecting data and developing health-promotion programs for vulnerable populations.

BY SEAN CAMPBELL
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A Lofty Vision

Jason Friesen, MPH ’12, was on a flight over the Caribbean when the pilot called passengers’ attention to a view that would transform the young translator’s career trajectory.

BY MARIA COSTANZO
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Departments

Innovations

Profs in Print • Exit 65 • Giant Leap • Action Item • Know Thyself • Race to the Top • Design Team • Big Question

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Data Points

Birth Weight • Sea Change • Passing the Buck • Spoils of War • Excellent Value • Stress Response • Prenatal Peril • Chronic Fatigue • Senior Perks • Health Workers • Cancer Care

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Faculty, Student & Alumni News

Scholars • Graduates • Leaders • Pipeline to Practice

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DEAN

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Peter Taback, PhD


EDITOR IN CHIEF

Sharon Tregaskis

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Tim Paul

ART DIRECTOR

Diana Gazzia

WRITERS

Stephanie Berger, Sean Campbell

COPY EDITOR

Kenneth Selvester