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May 20, 2012

Ichiro Kawachi (Harvard Site Director) The Situationist

This presentation discusses stress and resilience as important mechanisms by which social disparities influence health.
May 20, 2012

Jo Ivey Boufford (National Program Director) Q&A at the National Network of Public Health Institutes

I think there are really two major components to a public health system.
May 18, 2012

Magdalena Cerda (Cohort 3) Medical Daily

New York Judge Suffering from Cancer Makes Plea for Medical Marijuana
May 18, 2012

Magdalena Cerda (Cohort 3)

Medical marijuana laws in 50 states: Investigating the relationship between state legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use, abuse and dependence
May 15, 2012

Jonathan Samet (National Advisory Committee) Medical Express

University of Southern California (USC) researchers and colleagues have found biological evidence that even a short-term reduction in air pollution exposure improves one's cardiovascular health.
May 10, 2012

Malo Hutson (Cohort 4) Richmond Confidential

North Richmond is a unique Bay Area community poised for growth and investment in the coming years.
May 9, 2012

Janet Tomiyama (Cohort 7) Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, Generation at Risk

Generation at Risk: Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity" follows multiple community and university initiatives in their collective fight against childhood obesity.
May 7, 2012

Dominick Frosch (Cohort 1) Fierce Healthcare

In a step backwards for shared decision-making, many patients surrender their authority to physicians because they fear being labeled "difficult," concludes a study from the Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation Research Institute.
April 30, 2012

Thomas LaVeist (Former National Advisory Committee) KBIA Mid-Missouri Public Radio

He calls these "the four great disparities," and says they must all be addressed in concert.
April 30, 2012

Allison Aiello (Cohort 1) StarTribune – Houston Chronical

Should you be washing your hands or bathing your children with antibacterial soap?

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