Anyone can talk about global health problems. But with a graduate degree from Boston University School of Public Health, you can take your place at the forefront of those who help solve them. Launch or advance your career with a master’s or doctoral program in one of eight public health concentrations: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy & management, international health, maternal & child health, social & behavioral sciences, and health law, bioethics & human rights. You’ll work with acclaimed faculty whose research and practice are building a healthier world, here at home and worldwide.
Frank Bove, a senior epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the recipient of the 2014 David Ozonoff Unsung Hero Award for his work as a tireless advocate for communities suffering the long-term effects of contaminated water and soil. [caption id="attachment_46293" align="alignleft" width="252"] Richard Clapp, Frank Bove, David Ozonoff and Roberta White[/caption] Bove received the award in an intimate ceremony in the Department of Environmental Health at BUSPH and was introduced by his longtime colleague Richard Clapp, a professor emeritus of environmental health. Bove has worked at the CDC’s Division of Health Studies, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
James Watt, a doctoral student of environmental health, won the SPH Dean's Award for Student Research at the Boston University Scholars Day celebration on April 15. [caption id="attachment_46114" align="alignleft" width="150"] James Watt[/caption] Watt was recognized for his poster, "Emerging Toxicants Induce Adipogenesis and Suppress Osteogenesis in Mouse Mesenchymal Stromal Cells,” a summation of research conducted with the guidance of advisor Jennifer Schlezinger, PhD, an associate professor of environmental health. Watt is a trainee in the Boston University Superfund Research Program, an interdisciplinary effort to conduct and communicate research on the effects of improperly managed hazardous wastes. He is working with Schlezinger on a
Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences, represented BUSPH at the 2014 “Disrupting the Poverty Cycle” conference organized by the Crittenton Women’s Union, a Boston-based nonprofit agency working to tackle poverty and empower low-income families. Godley spoke on a panel of experts trying to find ways to help teenage mothers achieve economic mobility. The conference aims to bring together academics, program leaders, public officials and low-income individuals to devise strategies to move people from poverty to economic independence.