Public Health

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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On his website, Carl Hart describes himself as a scientist, an activist and an educator, in that order. Now he can add award-winning book author for his widely praised memoir, "High Price."

April 30, 2014 -- While researchers at leading universities have made major scientific discoveries that advance understanding of the global HIV epidemic, translating the benefits of this knowledge into better health for communities around the world has been left to government agencies and

Research at Columbia

A study by Columbia researchers has found that children from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in intelligence.

Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine has joined with the National Dental Association to expand programs to schoolchildren in Upper Manhattan this spring. More than 600 children in three public schools will receive dental education as part of the initiative.

ColumbiaDoctors, the multi-specialty medical practice comprised of more than 1,200 faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine and School of Nursing, recently became one of the largest medical practices in Westchester with its acquisition of North Star Med

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