Faculty in the News

Mailman School of Public Health faculty are renowned scientists, practitioners, and educators working on the forefront of critical public health issues in the U.S. and around the world. They are frequently called upon by journalists to discuss their work and to comment on vital issues and events of our day.


Legislation Proposed to Expand Surrogacy Regulations, Protections
Spectrum News, November 16

Exposure to Metals May Increase Heart Failure Risk Among American Indians
Houston Chronicle, November 17

Improving Heart Health Habits May Slow Biological Aging
Healio, November 12

Controlled Burns in California Could Reduce Risk of Catastrophic Wildfire
The Hill, November 10


Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Are Rising in America 
The Economist, November 9


Feeling “Invisible”: How Language Barriers Worsen Environmental Injustice
Environmental Health News, November 8


The Stakes Are High In Tuesday's Supreme Court Gun Case 
Forbes, November 7


What Is My Biological Age?  I Took These Tests to Find Out
Wall Street Journal, October 31


Stop Undervaluing For-Profit Online Degrees 
(Op-Ed by Roxanne Russell)
Inside Higher Education, October 27


What to Know About the Health Risks of Chemical Hair Straighteners  
The New York Times, October 17


Girls Deserve Better Period Education, and We Can All Contribute 
(Op-Ed co-authored by Marni Sommer)
Fortune, October 16


What 80 Feels Like: I’m Not Ready to Fear the Future
Washington Post, October 14


U.S. Health Care Workers Face Elevated Risk of Suicide 
CNN, September 26
United Nations Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Children's Rights 
Minnesota Public Radio, September 21 

The Cost of Straight Hair
New York Magazine, September 18
How Climate Change is Fueling Alcohol-Related Hospitalizations
Grist, September 26


Lead Pipes More Common in NYC’s Latino Neighborhoods, Study Says
Gothamist, September 11
Why Our Mental Arithmetic Does Not Add Up 
(Op-Ed by Kai Ruggeri)
Financial Times, September 10
Dr. Robbie Parks Live
Weather Channel, September 5
Chrononutrition: Timing of meals matters for your health
NIH Research Feature, September 6




Marijuana Users Have Over 20 Percent Lead and Cadmium in Blood, Urine
USA Today, August 31
A Magic Pill for Poverty’s Health Impacts Is Coming
(Op-ed by Peter Muennig)
The Hill August 31

Nearing Retirement, America's Lower-Middle Class Faces Increasingly Bad Health
U.S.News & World Report, August 24
Chikungunya Virus Surges in South America. But a New Discovery Could Help Outfox It
NPR Goats and Soda, August 18


EPA Moves to Reduce Childhood Exposure to Lead-Based Paint Dust
Washington Post, July 13

Sweltering Weather Has Left Swaths of the U.S. Baking
The Guardian, July 7

How Hot is Too Hot for Survival?
NBC News, July 6

California Should Become the First State to Offer a Special Minimum Wage to Health Care Workers (Byline: Andrea Flynn)
STAT News, July 6


Legalizing Marijuana Tied to More Binge Drinking in Folks Over 30
U.S. News & World Report, June 21

Why Aren’t Nursing Home Residents Reporting Abuse? Fear of Retaliation, Study Finds
USA Today, June 16

Like Smoking 30 Cigarettes in 8 hours: NYC's Air Quality Crisis, Tallied
Gothamist, June 15

Who You Are, Where You Live Help Determine Your Chances of Beating Cancer
The Hill, June 13


How a Fully Automated Government Could End the Debt Ceiling Debate
(Op-ed by Peter Muennig)
The Hill, May 17

F.D.A. Advisers Weigh Allowing First U.S. Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill 
The New York Times, May 9
Gun Violence Isn’t Just a City Problem
The Trace, May 9
Younger Generations Explore Sobriety to Improve Mental Health
ABC News, May 8


Map of Gun Deaths Across the U.S. Shows Cities Have Lower Rates than Rural Counties
April 26

Finding the Origin of a Pandemic Is Difficult. Preventing One Shouldn't Be.
(Op-Ed by W. Ian Lipkin)
April 25

What Older Voters Say About Biden 2024: From ‘He’s Fine’ to ‘Oh, God’
April 24

Over-the-Counter Narcan Will Save Lives - Once We Know How to Use It
(Op-Ed by Michael McNeil)
April 14

Research with Exotic Viruses Risks a Deadly Outbreak
April 10

I’m a Longevity Expert. Here’s Why I Tell My Students to Read the Obits
(Op-ed by Dean Linda P. Fried)
April 7

Eight Bold Agenda Items for the World Health Organization As It Turns 75
April 6

Allergy Season Is Getting Worse And Here’s Why
April 1


The Americans Who Have Lived Through Multiple Mass shootings
March 30

Mourning Family and Climate Change in the Age of Loss and Damage
(Op-ed by Robbie M. Parks)
March 30

Being 'Socially Frail' Comes with Health Risks for Older Adults 
March 21

Can the Increase in Higher Education Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Solve Health Disparities?
March 21

NYC's Rats Found Infected with Virus That Causes COVID
March 10 

Air Pollution ‘Speeds Up Osteoporosis’ in Postmenopausal Women 
March 10 

Bringing Fresh Produce to New York’s Correctional Facilities 
(Op-Ed co-authored by Bob Fullilove
March 10 

The Way We Eat Could Add Nearly 1 Degree of Warming by 2100
March 6


Extreme Heat Is a Health Crisis, Columbia Experts Say
February 27 

Just How Dangerous Is the Ohio Derailment Disaster?
February 22

Big Soda’s Alcohol Drinks Worry Health Experts
February 21

Gut Microbiomes Offer Insights into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
February 21

This Deadly Chemical Should be Banned
(op-ed co-authored by David Rosner, Gerald Markowitz and Rebecca Fuoco) 
February 19

We Have the Resources: Let’s Finish the Job of Ending AIDS 
(op-ed by Wafaa El-Sadr
February 17 

How Repeat Exposure to Shootings like Michigan State’s Traumatizes Young People 
(op-ed co-authored by Charlie Branas, Sonali Rajan, and Mark S. Kaplan)
February 16

How Deadly Was China’s Covid Wave? 
February 15


Mpox is Almost Gone in the U.S., Leaving Lessons and Mysteries in Its Wake 
January 31

These Homes Replaced Their Gas Stoves—and Saw a Huge Drop in Indoor Pollution
January 31

The Cruel Tyranny of Sick Notes 
January 25 

Flavored Cannabis Marketing Is Criticized for Targeting Kids
January 19 

No, Gas Stoves Aren’t Being Banned. But They Still May Pose Health Risks
January 19 

In Politics, How Old Is Too Old?
January 13