News Archives

  • ‘We Have to Be Able to Walk the Talk’

    April 24th, 2020

    Ahead of a Public Health Forum, Antonia Villarruel, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, on reducing healthcare disparities, and nurses’ unique role in that effort.

  • The Problem with ‘Patient Zero’ in Coronavirus News

    Commuters in a subway station

    April 6th, 2020

    Helen Jenkins on why journalists should not use “patient zero” or “party zero” to describe a person or social event believed to have caused a local COVID-19 outbreak.

  • ‘Law, in All Its Manifestations, Creates and Shapes Health’

    March 27th, 2020

    Ahead of a Dean’s Seminar, the authors of the newest edition of Public Health Law on preparing students for a changing and ever more important field.

  • ‘Opportunity to Explore New Ways to Stay Connected’

    March 19th, 2020

    Ilana Schlesinger, SPH wellness coordinator, discusses the emotional challenges that many of us face in the weeks ahead, and provides tips for maintaining positivity and social connection.

  • ‘We Can End TB If We Put Our Minds to It’

    X-ray showing a tuberculosis infection

    March 17th, 2020

    Ahead of a Public Health Forum, Robert Horsburgh on bringing energy to the long—but winnable—global fight against tuberculosis.

  • COVID-19: ‘This Epidemic Can Go Two Ways’

    Electron microscope image showing the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

    March 4th, 2020

    Davidson Hamer, professor of global health and head of GeoSentinel, on tracking the new coronavirus, identifying outbreaks in low-income countries, and helping Boston prepare.

  • Putting ‘Health in All Policies’

    February 7th, 2020

    Ahead of a Dean’s Symposium, Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, on the power of voting, health issues at stake in the 2020 election, and breaking barriers in government.

  • #WhataDoctorLooksLike

    January 30th, 2020

    Ahead of a Diversity & Inclusion Seminar, Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, on her experiences with racial biases in the medical field, including a 2018 incident that went viral.

  • ‘PrEP Has Potential, but Only If People Take It’

    A gay Hispanic couple

    November 27th, 2019

    Julia Raifman discusses new research showing that black and Hispanic men who have sex with men are still less likely than their white counterparts to know about the HIV-prevention pill.

  • ‘Where Public Health Meets Social Justice’

    November 25th, 2019

    Ahead of the Bicknell Lecture, Jonathan Mermin, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, spoke about the progress and challenges, as well as the new 10-year plan, to end the HIV epidemic.