Public Health

The Jan. 14 launch event featured panel discussions on the impacts of media on democracy and sustainable development in the region.

Columbia and Columbians have long been working across many regions in Africa, from the Mailman School’s leadership of AIDS/HIV programs and the Earth Institute’s research on sustainable development to the many scholars of African history and politics, culture and society.

Findings suggest that therapies that increase leptin-signaling may relieve asthma in obese people

The Humble and Much-Maligned Body Mass Index Takes the Cake

Dr. Irwin Redlener Image credit: Children's Health Fund/Moya McAllister

When major disaster strikes, Dr. Irwin Redlener is rarely far behind.

New computer model takes a page from weather forecasting to predict regional peaks in influenza outbreaks

Columbia’s campuses were largely spared the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed neighborhoods, flooded tunnels, forced hospitals evacuations and knocked out power to millions throughout the region. But many in the tri-state area face a challenging path to recovery.

Shattered boardwalk lining Rockaway Beach Boulevard Image credit: Maura R. O'Connor/The New York World

Researchers at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have been explaining to the media and public how weather systems converged to make Sandy so powerful, and how the rising sea levels caused by climate change have sharply increased the destructive potential from such storms on

Drs. Ron Bayer (left), David Rosner, and Amy Fairchild (second from right) accept the WHO flag.

The World Health Organization (WHO) inaugurated the Mailman School’s Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health as a WHO Collaborating Center for Bioethics, the only such center that explicitly focuses on the ethics of public health.

Research at Columbia

Study finds lower rates of heart disease and cancer than for those living in more mixed areas

Children play with the same type of playground materials being sent to post-conflict or crisis areas.

Play has a critical role in healthy brain development, building physical, cognitive, and emotional strengths that serve children throughout their lives.

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