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Terry McGovern, chair of population and family health, explains the law's implications for public health and how researchers and advocates are working to protect the right to abortion.
Linda Fried and Heather Krasna of the Mailman School argue that rebuilding the U.S. public health system requires a new generation of highly trained, diverse public health professionals.
City neighborhoods with the highest COVID vaccination rates had lower historical COVID death rates, showing that lifesaving vaccines have been slow to reach the pandemic's hardest-hit areas.
The risk of late-term stillbirth is three times higher for women who use both tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy, a new study has found.
- May 7, 2021
Driving data captured by vehicle recording devices can help detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers, Columbia researchers have found.
- April 28, 2021
A study from Columbia's Peter Muennig on the benefits of creating a park over the Cross Bronx Expressway is helping elected officials and community leaders make the case for transforming the highway.
- April 23, 2021
The department began in 1945 as the Division of Hospital Administration at a time when post-war optimism in science and medicine led to the construction of more hospitals.
- April 6, 2021
Mailman's ICAP program is well-known for its efforts in fighting HIV, malaria, and TB around the world, but they're also busy in the fight against COVID-19 in nearby Harlem and Bronx neighborhoods.
- March 29, 2021
Flavored cigarettes have been banned in the United States for more than a decade—with one glaring exception: menthol cigarettes, which are used at substantially higher rates among Black Americans.
- March 11, 2021
New videos from Hip Hop Public Health, a community organization founded by a Columbia neurologist, are using the power of music to help increase COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color.
- March 9, 2021
A new review of existing evidence proposes eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that chart the biological pathways through which pollutants contribute to disease.
- February 26, 2021
A new study found a strong association in the U.S. between jail incarceration and death rates from infectious diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, drug use, and suicide.
- February 2, 2021
The 2014 expansion of Medicaid in New York state was linked to a significant decrease in severe complications during labor and delivery among low-income women, a new Columbia study has found.