SPH Dean’s Note: Why Do We Do What We Do? 3 Stories About the Role of Public Health

Dean Sandro Galea

Yesterday [May 20, 2017], the SPH class of 2017 received their degrees and took their first steps as alums. I have argued before that the work they will embark on is more important now than ever, that changes from demographic shifts like population aging and urbanization, and challenges like the opioid crisis and political uncertainty, … Continue reading “SPH Dean’s Note: Why Do We Do What We Do? 3 Stories About the Role of Public Health”

Published on June 9th, 2017 in

Activism in a Box

Sera Bonds

The box arrives every month. In it is a stack of themed postcards and stamps, with a guide for which policymakers to write to or call on an issue, and a basic script to help get the points across. A box also includes inspiration, like the picture book Rad Women Worldwide or Rachel Carlson’s Silent … Continue reading “Activism in a Box”

Published on June 6th, 2017 in

An Update from Dean Harold Cox

Dean Harold Cox

Dear Colleagues: In a previous Dean’s Note, Dean Galea and I suggested that our school can contribute meaningfully to the efforts of those whose core work involves improving the health of the public. We outlined the components of an activist practice agenda and put forward a charge, a call to action. The Activist Lab is … Continue reading “An Update from Dean Harold Cox”

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Environmental Exposure to Chemical used in Production of Teflon

Michael Sigel

On October 7, 2015, a jury in Columbus, Ohio issued a verdict for the plaintiff in a lawsuit against DuPont.  The case involves a large number of community members in the area surrounding DuPont’s Washington Works plant in the Parkersburg, WV area, where it for many decades has manufactured Teflon. One of the ingredients used … Continue reading “Environmental Exposure to Chemical used in Production of Teflon”

Published on May 16th, 2017 in