Public Health

John Santelli Columbia law public health
John Santelli, a professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, says he was “quite happily surprised” by the decision, calling it “a great victory for women, for reproductive health, and for American medicine.” Here he discusses what it means.
Climate Change Columbia experts

Patrick Kinney and Madeleine Thomson

In 2009, The Lancet, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals in the world, declared climate change to be the greatest public health challenge of the 21st century. Seven years later, it still is.

Columbia Great Grad 2016 Kathleen Bachynski

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Kathleen Bachynski, who is receiving a doctorate in sociomedical sciences, studies the health risks of youth sports. Her dissertation on the dangers of football has been widely praised and was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Columbia Great Grads 2016 Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang and Katherine Jin
Friends since freshman year, Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang and Katherine Jin entered the 2014 Columbia Design Challenge on Ebola and created an additive that improves decontamination and ensures healthcare worker safety.
Dyan Summers Columbia University Grad 2016

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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.

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