• Public Health & Epidemiology

  • Events 

    October 28 - 29, 2015

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    This 2-day colloquium will explore challenges surrounding pre-approval access to investigational medicines in a series of debates featuring prominent representatives of governments, pharmaceutical companies, patient groups, NGOs, and foundations.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    Friday, December 4, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Managing Disease-Related Lean Body Mass Loss through Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Speakers: Melissa J. Benton (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), David Evans (The Ohio State University), Gordon Jensen (The Pennsylvania State University), Robert Martindale (Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare), Peter A. McCullough (Dallas Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas), Paul Wischmeyer (University of Colorado School of Medicine)

    Lean Body Mass Loss Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

  • Past Events

    Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Microbes in the City:
    Mapping the Urban Genome

    Speakers: Joel Ackelsberg (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Eric Alm (Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Ilana Brito (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jane Carlton (New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology), Rumi Chunara (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), Laurie Garrett (Council on Foreign Relations), Jack Gilbert (Argonne National Laboratory), Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), W. Ian Lipkin (Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University), Juan Maestre (The University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Mason (Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College), Paula Olsiewski (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rachel Poretsky (University of Illinois at Chicago), Coby Schal (North Carolina State University Department of Entomology)

    Efforts to map all of the genetic information of microbial communities that make up the urban genome—from kiosks and subways, to soil and sewage—seek to improve the health and productivity of the built environments in which we live.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    HIV 2015: Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response

    This meeting brings together scientists, policy makers, and international organizations dedicated to advancing our scientific knowledge of HIV and translating that information into the most effective programs for reducing transmission.

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Nutrition and the Science of Disease Prevention: A Systems Approach to Support Metabolic Health

    Keynote Speaker: Frank Hu (Harvard School of Public Health)
    Speakers: Brian Bennett (University of North Carolina), Kevin Hall (National Institutes of Health), Rudolph Leibel (Columbia University), Patricia Mabry (National Institutes of Health), Anne McCartney (University of Reading), Christina A. Roberto (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

    This one-day conference will highlight the connection between nutrition and the complex science of preventing disease. Speakers will focus on promotion of optimal metabolic health, building on input from several complementary disciplines.

  • Publications 


    Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents discussions ofnutrition and the science of disease prevention; designing optogenetically controlled RNA for regulating biological systems; and how ion channels sense mechanical force

    Volume 1352


    Addiction Reviews

    Edited by George R. Uhl (National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland)

    The seventh installment of this annual review series on addiction.


    Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response

    Organizers: Ade Fakoya (The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS), Tulio de Oliveira (Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, South Africa), Morgane Rolland (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores the use of phylogenetic and network data in HIV research and prevention programs.


    Resveratrol and Health: 3rd International Conference

    Edited by Ole Vang (Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark) and John M. Pezzuto (University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii)

    Recent findings on the biological effects and therapeutic potential of resveratrol and its derivatives.

  • Podcasts

    Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.

    Download (44 MB, 32:02)

    A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

    Download (87 MB, 38:11)

    In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.

    Download (45 MB, 19:56)
  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    March 2, 2010

    Emerging Infectious Diseases in Response to Climate Change

    Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.