Mailman School Ebola Expert Models the Likely Spread of the Disease

Since the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in New York City on Oct. 23, there has been a daily barrage of news reports about the deadly disease. At Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, researchers have developed a computer model that tracks and forecasts the growth of Ebola cases in West Africa, the epicenter of the disease. Jeffrey Shaman’s team is one in a league of researchers and public health experts from Mailman and Columbia University Medical Center that have provided local and global authorities with a scientific basis for their policies and response.


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Hurricane Sandy Two Years Later: Five Questions with Adam Sobel

Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel is author of the new book Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future. A native New Yorker, Sobel was at the center of the historic 2012 storm in more ways than one. 


Mere Expectation of Treatment Can Improve Brain Activity in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that expectations can drive changes in the brain, highlighting an important link between psychology and medicine. It is a finding that could improve the quality of life and presence of symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease and change how clinical trials operate.