News Archives

  • Student Awarded Whitney Young, Jr. Fellowship

    December 16th, 2019

    MPH student Jori Fortson received the Whitney Young, Jr. Fellowship for her commitment to eliminating health inequities, particularly for communities that have been decentralized and marginalized.

  • WBUR

    November 25th, 2019

    Mapping Boston Hot Spots, Block by Block — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health

  • Some Gun Violence Risk Factors Are Visible from Space

    Shape-Up interface showing a satellite view of a neighborhood in Philadelphia with one block highlighted

    October 31st, 2019

    Shape-Up, led by Jonathan Jay, uses satellite imagery, machine learning, and community reports to show where improving public spaces can reduce gun violence.

  • ‘Set’ of Gun Laws Needed to Reduce Both Rural and Urban Gun Violence

    Gun store owner behind counter

    August 7th, 2019

    Universal background checks only reduce urban firearm homicide rates, violent misdemeanor laws only reduce suburban/rural rates, and permit requirements reduce rates across areas.

  • Benefits Pro

    July 22nd, 2019

    Urban Hospital’s Bankruptcy Sheds Light on ‘Anarchy’ of Health Care System — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management

  • US News & World Report

    July 11th, 2019

    Code Red: The Grim State of Urban Hospitals — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management

  • WBUR

    July 11th, 2019

    Conservationists Sue to Curb Boston School Bus Idling — quotes Madeleine Scammell, associate professor of environmental health

  • BU Today

    July 10th, 2019

    Exploring the Power and Politics of Urban Agriculture — quotes student Priyokti Rana

  • ‘We Need to Listen First’

    headshot of Lisa Simpson, CEO AcademyHealth

    May 31st, 2019

    Ahead of Dean’s Seminar, Lisa Simpson, president and CEO of AcademyHealth, on effective data translation and urban health issues among children.

  • New York Times

    January 28th, 2019

    Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management