Public Health

Dyan Summers Columbia University Grad 2016

Photo by Ryan Boran

When Dyan Summers’ patient suggested he might have a disease called “Zika Fever” in 2013, she was dubious. In her 15 years as a certified nurse practitioner specializing in tropical medicine, Summers had diagnosed malaria, Dengue fever and more.
I study chemistry in the Chandler Building. Can you tell me what its namesake, Charles Chandler did for New York? —A Healthy Chemist
Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger on Abortion Law

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Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger, an expert in family law and abortion rights, discusses the latest case to challenge abortion law, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, March 2.

SensorKit takes activity detection to a more granular level, allowing your app or device to detect a wide variety of cardio, calisthenics, and weight training exercises on the fly.

Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC’ 03, P&S ’08) grew up feeling he had two identities.

Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render its decision in King vs. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Disease ecologist Maria Diuk-Wasser

Disease ecologist Maria Diuk-Wasser's (right) study looks at the connection between tick-borne pathogens.

As spring blooms, people in the Northeast and Midwest look forward to spending more time outdoors—which also means plotting ways to avoid the disease carrying black-legged deer tick. This year new research shows that people outside of these areas may also want to take precautions.

Gillian Metzger (LAW’96) is the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, and faculty director of the Law School’s Center for Constitutional Governance. An expert in administrative and constitutional law, with a specialization in federalism, she and several other professors wrote an amicus brief that says the principles of federalism support the tax subsidies at issue in the widely watched King v. Burwell case.

After serving as chief executive officer of Aetna Inc., Jack Rowe became a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health.

With the tap of a finger on a mobile app, people at risk of strokes and heart disease can use their phone as a remote ECG and transmit readings to medical providers miles away.

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