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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program – Advanced Training in Environmental Health and Data Science: Molecules to Populations

Postdoctoral Fellowship Advanced Training in Environmental Health and Data Science Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University The Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health … Continue reading

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Mapping Widget for Populations At Risk for Severe COVID-19

The team at PolicyMap.com created a widget for us to dispaly interactive maps showing the locations of populations at risk of severe COVID-19.  The at risk populations we mapped are: the number of people 65 years and older; number of … Continue reading

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Body Mass Index across the Life-Course: Emergence of Race by Sex Disparities in Early Childhood.

In the U.S. 35% of adults aged 20 years or older are obese and the obesity epidemic represents a critical public health issue.  There are marked disparities in body mass index (BMI) and obesity prevalence by race/ethnicity and sex.  Among … Continue reading

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Intimate partner violence severity and depression in rural Bangladesh—a high prevalence setting

Precious Esie, Lisa Bates, and colleagues recently published their work examining the relationship between the severity of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the risk for a major depressive episode (MDE) in the journal Social Science and Medicine –Population Health. The … Continue reading

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Health Disparities Seminar

As part of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit’s seminar series Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert will be speaking on social determinants of health disparities on June 22 in Hess Commons . Dr. Hughes-Halbert is the AT&T Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Equity, … Continue reading

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Aging policy reforms in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico

Social Epidemiology faculty member, Estaban Calvo, just published a review and analysis of aging policy in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  The article in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy describes how initial charity-based approaches to poverty and illness were gradually replaced by a rights-based approach considering … Continue reading

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Changing the Narrative on Youth Violence Prevention

The Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention are co-hosting a seminar on March 27th by Dr. Monica Wendel, “Changing the Narrative on Youth Violence Prevention”. Dr. Wendel is the Associate Dean … Continue reading

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The Built Environment and Health Research Group is looking to hire a Post-Doc

The Built Environment and Health Research Group (BEH.Columbia.edu) is looking for candidates to fill a post-doctoral fellow position at the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. The position will be at Columbia University but they … Continue reading

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Why aren’t women riding for roses at the Kentucky Derby?

Cluster faculty member Kerry Keyes and colleagues just published a piece at CNN.com on gender discrimination in horse racing. “No women will ride in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. That isn’t unusual. Old race result charts (which are like box scores) show … Continue reading

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Lisa Bates to receive the Columbia Presidential Teaching Award

Cluster faculty member, Lisa Bates will receive a 2017 Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award.  This award is given to Columbia University’s best teachers for commitment to excellent and often innovative teaching.  Bates teaches the Epidemiology Department’s Social Epidemiology Course.

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