Use of Sedating Medications Contributes to Overdose Risk in People with HIV and Substance Dependence
People living with HIV are at increased risk of multiple drug prescribing to treat HIV and other health conditions.
Gun Laws Requiring Domestic Abusers to Surrender Firearms Could Save Lives
States requiring individuals subject to restraining orders to relinquish firearms significantly reduced intimate partner homicides.
‘It’s All About Empowerment’
At Dean’s Symposium, public health leaders define common threads and value of community health sciences.
Professor Honored with Safe Havens Award
Emily Rothman to receive IMPACT Award from Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse at October 26 event.
Complex issues require comprehensive solutions.
Only in the context of social and cultural factors can complex health issues be truly understood. From unhealthy behaviors to gender-based health differences, where and how we live profoundly impact public health concerns. At the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), we apply both social and behavioral sciences to enhance the health and well-being of communities and promote health equity.
Our faculty members represent a diversity of scholarly expertise. Among their many interests are improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities; applying scientific theories and evidence from the field to develop interventions and policies tailored to diverse communities; teaching courses that emphasize assessment, intervention, communication, advocacy, and community-based research and practice; broadening student understanding of the factors that shape community health and how to improve it; exploring how disparities impact health in sexual and other minorities; and promoting social change.
Community Health Sciences News
Community Health Sciences Calendar
12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Certificate Meet & Greet Lunch: Health Communication and PromotionCT446
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Certificate Meet & Greet Lunch: CAPDIECT305
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence Fellowship FairL109
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Social and Behavioral Sciences / Maternal and Child Health Concentrator DinnerCT446
4:30 pm- 7:00 pm
CHS Movie Night & Panel Discussion - Bowling for Columbine: Gun Violence in America RevisitedL112
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Community Health Sciences SocialTBD
- Published On 10/1/2017A School-Based Dental Program Evaluation: Comparison to the Massachusetts Statewide Survey.The Journal of school healthread at PubMed
- Published On 9/5/2017Negotiating sexual safety in the era of biomedical HIV prevention: relationship dynamics among male couples using pre-exposure prophylaxis.Culture, health & sexualityread at PubMed
- Published On 9/1/2017Improving Adherence to Long-term Opioid Therapy Guidelines to Reduce Opioid Misuse in Primary Care: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial.JAMA internal medicineread at PubMed
- Published On 9/1/2017Adapting the Patient-Centered Medical Home to Address Psychosocial Adversity: Results of a Qualitative Study.Academic pediatricsread at PubMed
- Published On 8/30/2017Alcohol Types and HIV Disease Progression Among HIV-Infected Drinkers Not Yet on Antiretroviral Therapy in Russia and Uganda.AIDS and behaviorread at PubMed
- Published On 8/17/2017Financial Burden in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncologyread at PubMed
- Published On 8/10/2017Malformations Surveillance: Comparison between Findings at Birth and Age 1 Year.Birth defects researchread at PubMed
- Published On 8/8/2017Music Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.JAMAread at PubMed
- Published On 8/5/2017Perspectives on biomedical HIV prevention options among women who inject drugs in Kenya.AIDS careread at PubMed
- Published On 8/1/2017Use of an android phone application for automated text messages in international settings: A case study in an HIV clinical trial in St. Petersburg, Russia.Clinical trials (London, England)read at PubMed