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On the 10-year anniversary of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), many emerging population health scientists still aren’t aware of the potential of this grant mechanism to help them develop an independent research trajectory.
Cities face many health threats–and also many opportunities. Find out more at Drexel University’s 2017 Urban Health Symposium, September 7-8.
Despite the chaos and confusion, the ACA is still the law of the land. Where and how can population health research step in?
What’s the IAPHS all about? Read on for the Board’s vision for the organization and its future.
Voting begins July 28 for IAPHS’s 2017 election. At stake are the new President-Elect of IAPHS, who will subsequently serve as President and Past President; three new Board members serving 3-year terms, and a Student Representative to the Board who will serve a two-year term. Meet the candidates below… President Elect Lisa Berkman, PhD Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population T.H. Chan School of Public Health Harvard University Discipline: Epidemiology Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University Discipline: Epidemiology & Medicine Board Member (1) Sane Magnan, MD, PhD Senior Fellow, HealthPartners Institute Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Discipline: Medicine and Public Health Practice Joshua Sharfstein, MD Associate Dean, Public Health Practice & Training Professor of the Practice Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Discipline: Public health Board Member (2) Alison Aiello, MS, PhD Professor of Epidemiology University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Discipline: Epidemiology Gina Lovasi, PhD Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics […]
Every presidential administration brings a new set of priorities. These priorities affect the communities that public health researchers seek to study and protect. In light of the current administration’s immigration policy and increasing willingness to use immigration home raids to detain undocumented immigrants, it is more important than ever to understand the effects of immigration raids, at both the individual and community level. Dr. William Lopez, a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Michigan, agreed to chat with me about his immigration research and to discuss some ways population health researchers can become involved. Can you tell us about your research? Sure. During the Obama era, we saw up to 400,000 deportations a year. The sheer scale of the removal–400,000 people–is incredibly important, but we cannot overlook the effects that one individual deportation can cause to individuals, families, and communities. This is largely because, contrary to what is popularly portrayed, there is no collection of undocumented individuals living alone in isolated corners of the U.S. On the contrary, undocumented immigrants are linked through marriage, work, school, commerce, church, and many other ways to individuals of all immigration statuses. These are what I call “mixed-status communities.” In my work, I look […]