Measles in New York

MPH Student Lakshman Balaji recently produced this post about Measels in New York. Measles in New York: One of the worst measles outbreaks of recent times is happening right now in New York. I wanted to figure out where the vaccination exemptions are happening, and used public data to create this…

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Life Expectancies Across the World

MPH Student Lakshman Balaji recently produced this post about life expectancies across the world. Life expectancies across the world:  Life expectancies have been increasing globally for the past few decades. Wouldn’t it be cool to visualize this change happening right before our eyes using data science and solid data? In…

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Special Topics- Dr. Robert Gravani

Dr. Robert Gravani, Director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program in the Department of Food Science, recently spoke to Cornell MPH students about developing Risk and Communication strategies during foodborne outbreaks. Dr. Gravani began his lecture by providing examples of recent foodborne outbreaks and food recalls. He discussed in…

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A Journey In Public Health: Recommendations for Future Public Health Practitioners-Special Topics Lecture- February 27th

In his lecture, Jason Geslois—an applied epidemiologist at the Northeast Texas Public Health District—talked about his journey as he became a public health practitioner. He introduced Masters of Public Health students at Cornell University to some of the different disciplines within the field of epidemiology. Geslois talked about the importance…

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Addressing Mental Health in Public Health – An MPH Student’s Perspective

Makenzie Peterson, the Wellness Program Director at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spoke to the Special Topics class on “Addressing Mental Health in Public Health”. Makenzie possess an impressive number of certificates and trainings (Reproductive Loss and Abortion Doula Training, Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board Training, and Opioid Overdose Prevention Educator,…

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MPH Guest Speaker Spotlight: Makenzie Peterson, MSc, Wellness Program Director, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, on “Addressing Mental Health in Public Health”

February 6, 2019. Human health should be considered through a mind and body (psychosomatic), holistic approach with an effort to prevent illnesses while providing equitable, accessible and quality care for those already touched by a disease. Yet, mental health is often limited or unavailable to some populations. MaKenzie Peterson, Wellness…

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