Public Health

Study Finds that Least Educated Whites in U.S. Have Lost 4 Years Off Their Lifespan Since 1990

This year's incoming students at Mailman, pictured here during their August orientation, are the first to experience the school's redesigned curriculum that aims to train students to address 21st-century public health concerns. Image credit: Diane Bondareff/Columbia University

With admissions to public health programs soaring nationwide and public health issues in the news almost daily, this year’s incoming class at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health couldn’t have picked a hotter field.

Scientists generally think that reduced insulin production by the pancreas, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes, is due to the death of the organ’s beta cells.

The Children's Learning Center, a Columbia University affiliate, promotes children's growth in all developmental spheres.

In her professional life, Adina Brooks helps oversee graduate admissions and student affairs at the Engineering School’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations.

Mailman Researchers Create a New Tool for Sizing Up the Impact of Anti-Obesity Policies

Researchers at ICAP’s Harlem Prevention Center joined the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) today to announce study results that showed disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among black gay and bisexual men in the U.S.

Robert Shapiro is a professor of political science, who specializes in American politics, especially public opinion and political behavior, political psychology and political leadership.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doubles risk of future cardiac event and death

Left to right: Carmen Rodriguez, PhD; Gloria Farber, EdD; and Maricela Garcia, with Columbia Head Start children
Left to right: Carmen Rodriguez, PhD; Gloria Farber, EdD; and Maricela Garcia, with Columbia Head Start children

As a small child in the predominantly Latino community of Washington Heights, Gerardine Peralta adored her “escuelita”—Spanish for little school.

Scientists have long studied populations that have endured trauma as diverse as the Holocaust, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in order to understand how humans cope with devastating loss.

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