Our Work to Address COVID-19
Since the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019, Columbia Public Health has been working on multiple fronts to respond to the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Mental Health Worldwide
Physical distancing measures to mitigate viral spread impacted the global prevalence of both depression and anxiety.
Increasing Pollen Rates Affect COVID Infection Rate
Rates of pollen can help explain additional COVID infection rates during the Spring when tree allergies become dominant.
First Test for All Known Human Coronaviruses, Including SARS-CoV-2 Variants
The test is highly sensitive and prevents false positives that happen due to the genetic similarity of SARS-CoV-2 and other human coronaviruses.
Columbia Public Health Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the novel coronavirus was first identified, Columbia Public Health has been working on multiple fronts to respond to the spread of the virus.
The Hill, April 4, 2021
Meghan Fitzgerald, Health Policy and Management
Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2021
W. Ian Lipkin, Center for Infection and Immunity
The Hill, March 23, 2021
Robert Klitzman, Sociomedical Sciences
NBC News, February 17, 2021
Ashwin Vasan, Population and Family Health
Salon, February 7, 2021
Ronald Bayer, Sociomedical Sciences
Salim Abdool Karim: 'None Of Us Are Safe From Covid If One Of Us Is Not. We Have Mutual Interdependence'
The Guardian, January 10, 2021
Salim Abdool Karim, Epidemiology
ICAP Leads Community Effort to Fight COVID-19
ICAP's Harlem and Bronx Prevention Centers are leading a study to understand community vulnerabilities associated with infection risk.
Columbia, NAACP Williamsbridge Join Forces to Spread Facts on COVID Vaccine
Two Columbia University professors—both of whom have received the COVID-19 vaccine—discussed myths and facts about the shot at a virtual event.
Ten Lessons from Our Pandemic Year
Faculty share their thoughts on lessons learned over the past year.
Demand for Public Health Graduates Remains High Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
The job market for master’s-level public health graduates has not been as negatively impacted by the COVID‐19 pandemic as compared with the broader job market.
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COVID-19 Vaccination and Incarcerated Populations
Featuring: Chelsea Clinton, DPhil, MPH Vice Chair, The Clinton Foundation, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Robert Fullilove, EdD Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs; Grace Lee, MD, MPH Associate Chief Medical Officer for Practice Innovation, Stanford Children’s Health Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine Vice Chair and Member, U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP); Bruce Western, PhD Chair and Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology Co-Director, Columbia Justice Lab, Columbia University; Patricia Yang, DrPH Senior Vice President for Correctional Health Services, NYC Health + Hospitals; Terry McGovern, JD Professor and Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Status of Emerging COVID Strains and the Safety and Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA University Professor Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health Epidemiology (In ICAP) Director, ICAP Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Jeffrey Shaman, PhD Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Director, Climate and Health Program Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Structural Racism and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Hosted by Columbia University featuring Terry McGovern, JD, Professor and Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Machelle Allen, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals, Latanya Mapp Frett, JD, CEO, Global Fund for Women, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Micaela Martinez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2020: The Year of COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci
Hosted by Columbia University featuring Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases