Columbia Public Health

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LETTER FROM THE DEAN: Toward A More Just World

Linda P. Fried

" We often say that our work at the Columbia Mailman School is guided by a bold vision: to build a healthy and just world. What do we mean by “just”? It’s a world in which all people—regard- less of their identity, income, or where they live—have equal opportunity and access to health. "

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Features

forest fireClimate in Crisis

The School takes the lead when it comes to fighting public health enemy #1. 

BY JIM MORRISON
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Plus: The Honorable Al Gore, interviewed by Dean Fried


Let's Talk About Medicare For AllLet’s Talk About Medicare For All

Faculty explain a healthcare hot topic.

INTERVIEW BY ALISON FROMME
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Dr. Robert Fullilove during the Freedom SummerCome Together

Join the School as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of slavery and examine how to ensure health equity.

BY ROBERT E. FULLILOVE, EdD
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open road with mountains in the backgroundRoad Warriors

Research is paving a safer
way.

BY ALLA KATSNELSON
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world mapRighting the World’s Wrongs

An innovative new program gets at the root of persistent problems. 

BY JOCELYN C. ZUCKERMAN
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views of screenshots from student videosTell Me a Story

Students make a personal case for public health. 

BY TIM PAUL
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Dr. Al Cohall in Harlem50 Years of Thinking Differently

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences, then and now.

BY KRISTIN BUNDY
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Departments

momentum

Big data meets public health • Loneliness risks • A new double degree • Helping students settle in • Honors, awards, and more

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impact

Gluten news • Ebola breakthrough • Training healthcare leaders • Getting through to teens • A big year for breast cancer research • Gun laws examined • A warning about drinking water, and more

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FACULTY, STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

Graduates • Scholars • A Summer to Remember

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DEAN

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

chief COMMUNICATIONs officer

Vanita Gowda, MPA


EDITOR IN CHIEF

Dana Points

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Tim Paul

ART DIRECTOR

Diana Gazzia

COPY EDITOR

Emmalee C. Torisk