• Public Health & Epidemiology

  • Featured Event

    Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.

  • Events 

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases

    Speakers: Henrik Bjørn Nielsen (Clinical-Microbiomics A/S), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Patrice D. Cani (Universite Catholique de Louvain, LDRI), Rachel Carmody (Harvard University), Stanley L. Hazen (Cleveland Clinic), Gerald I. Shulman (Yale University School of Medicine), Marion Soto (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School), and Dan Winer (University of Toronto)

    The microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of health, and disease well beyond the digestive tract. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on metabolic disease.

  • Past Events

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Speakers: Lori B. Andrews (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology), Gary Bennett (Duke University), Barbara E. Millen (Millennium Prevention, Inc.), Tooraj Mirshahi (Geisinger Clinic), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Ruth E. Patterson (University of California San Diego), Michael K. Price (Georgia State University), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University)

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    Friday, June 3, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Antibiotics in Food: Can Less Do More?

    Speakers: Agnes C. Agunos (Public Health Agency of Canada), Seamus Fanning (University College Dublin), Delia Grace (International Livestock Research Institute), William J. Hall (Wellcome Trust), Francois Malouin (Sherbrooke University), James L. Marsden (Chipotle Mexican Grill), Alan G. Mathew (Purdue University), H. Morgan Scott (Texas A&M University), Stacy E. Sneeringer (USDA), Jaap A. Wagenaar (Utrecht University), and David R. Wolfgang (Pennsylvania State University)

    Antibiotics have been used in human and animal medicine for decades. Reducing the use of antibiotics changes the dynamic between the food supply, food safety, and public health. Food safety practices may emerge a catalyst for change.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases — Opportunities and Challenges

    Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)

    This event will address the incidence of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV, describe morbidity and mortality, and explore interactions among HIV, antiretroviral drugs and behavioral factors influencing development and treatment.

    May 18 - 20, 2016

    The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speakers: Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum)

    Discover from leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.

  • Publications 


    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases

    Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)

    Participants gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss one of the next frontiers in the HIV field: how NCDs and HIV interact, how they should be treated, and how policy needs to adapt to facilitate effective treatment for people living with NCDs.


    Special Issue: Fortification of Condiments and Seasonings with Vitamins and Minerals in Public Health II

    Edited by Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas (World Health Organization), Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research), and Luz María De-Regil (Micronutrient Initiative)

    This Annals issue is the second of two issues stemming from a WHO consultation on the fortification of condiments and seasonings as a new approach to mitigate micronutrient deficiencies.

    Volume 1379

    Free online access provided by the World Health Organization


    Special Issue: Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats II

    Edited by Jeffrey D. Laskin (Rutgers University School of Public Health)

    Discussions of various countermeasures to chemical threats.


    Food–Microbiome Interaction: Implications for Health and Disease

    Keynote Speakers: John Bienenstock (McMaster University, Canada) and Jeffrey Gordon (Washington University in St. Louis)

    This eBriefing discusses the links between gut microbiota, diet, and health. It covers topics including the microbiome in development; microbiome interactions outside the gut; and the therapeutic potential of targeting the microbiome.