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Twenty years ago, when AIDS was devastating communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Columbia's Wafaa El-Sadr created an organization to save lives in some of the continent’s hardest-hit countries.
Shaman, a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, was named interim dean of the Columbia Climate School in July 2023.
- October 27, 2021
In a new policy brief, experts from the Mailman School of Public Health and other institutions highlight the health risks of climate change and opportunities to improve health through decisive action.
- October 14, 2021
Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard found that childhood adversity is associated with elevated risk for chronic disease, including heart disease and cancer.
- October 12, 2021
The new Pandemic Response Institute draws heavily on ICAP’s strength in building partnerships and will help New York City equitably detect, respond to, and recover from major health emergencies.
- October 1, 2021
A partnership between Mailman researchers and Liberian public health officials that started during the pandemic continues to build infectious disease surveillance capacity in the West African nation.
- September 30, 2021
With an award from New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia—through its Mailman School of Public Health—and a consortium will launch NYC’s first Pandemic Response Institute.
- September 29, 2021
Use of cannabis in the United States increased after many states legalized the drug for recreational purposes, according to a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- September 23, 2021
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.
- September 15, 2021
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.