Three Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Rapid Movement on Climate Policy

BU international relations and environmental policy expert reflects on whirlwind of climate action issued from the Oval Office With just over a week in office, President Joe Biden has moved quickly to reinstate the United States into multiple international agreements and agencies through new executive actions that undo moves by the Trump administration—including rejoining the […]

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Hospitals Cut Readmissions, But at What Cost?

Critics say Medicare program penalizes safety-net hospitals Report says that safety-net hospitals should be compared to other safety-net hospitals, rather than put into one broad category. Photo by EunikaSopotnicka/iStock. Safety-net hospitals, which serve large populations of low-income patients, have made significant progress in reducing patient readmissions under a federal penalty program, but adjustments to the […]

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Making Research Real with Boston University

View photos of the panel discussion and reception Read the BU Today story Boston University President Robert A. Brown hosted a panel discussion about brain injuries, head trauma, and concussion – the science, national policy implications, and personal impact. The moderated discussion featured experts on brain injuries and concussion, each with a distinctive perspective: Dr. […]

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Zika: The Next Pandemic

SPH professor concerned about virus, but also “prepared to be alarmed” The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue, chikungunya, and zika. On February 1, 2016, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared Zika virus “a public health emergency of international concern.” Chan’s statement said the 2016 outbreak is an “extraordinary event” and […]

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Why Money Flows Uphill

Power brokers choose economic efficiency over equality—in contrast to average Americans—economist Ray Fisman finds in study The majority of Americans tell pollsters they think income inequality is too high. Why then, asks behavioral economist Ray Fisman, has the response from policymakers been so tepid—even under popular two-term Democratic presidents? Photo (to the right) by Jackie […]

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