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BEH selected as charter members of the AIA Design and Health Research Consortium

Today the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the AIA Foundation, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), named Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation as charter members of the AIA Design … Continue reading

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Latino USA on NPR covers our work on Hispanic immigrant women’s perspective on healthy foods

Latino USA, which is broadcast on NPR, did a story about our research findings on Hispanic immigrant women’s perspectives on healthy food and local neighborhood food access.  Our research used in-depth, hour long interviews to gather data on these women’s … Continue reading

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There Goes the Neighborhood Effect: measurement error in the construction of neighborhood contextual measures

A lot of us in the neighborhood health effects field create or use neighborhood contextual measures that are aggregations of population data from the Census or other large social surveys. For instance, common measures of neighborhood level socio-economic status, such … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Park Access and Park Quality and Body Mass Index among Residents of NYC

Preventive Medicine just published our paper on neighborhood park access and BMI among residents of New York City.  These analyses were part of our ongoing work the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to analyze their health … Continue reading

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Food Policy Breakfast at Hunter College

Andrew Rundle presented recent work by BEH on food environments in New York City at the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College’s event “Food Policy for Breakfast: Food Policy Research in NYC- What do we know? Where … Continue reading

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Video from the NIEHS Obesity Forum on YouTube

A video feed from the NIEHS Virtual Obesity Forum has been posted to YouTube. Questions for the discussion panel were sent into NIEHS by email, text and Twitter. The discussion covers a lot of topics related to obesity including, neighborhood … Continue reading

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NIEHS Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity and the Environment

Dr. Rundle will be speaking at the NIEHS Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity and the Environment on Nov 29th at 2pm (http://bit.ly/obesityforum). Dr. Rundle will be answering questions about childhood obesity and exposures to air pollution and phthalates, you can read … Continue reading

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More on the TEDMED Great Challenges program

The Mailman School of Public Health web site just posted more information about the TEDMED Great Challenges Program and a Q&A about physical activity.

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TEDMED Great Challenges: Promoting Active Lifestyles

Dr. Rundle is part of the TEDMED Great Challenges Team for the Challenge of Promoting Active Lifestyles.  Through the Great Challenges Program TEDMED plans to start a series of conversations on how can we better understand complex, widespread health and … Continue reading

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Masters Student’s Projects

Each year several Masters in Public Health students do there practicums working on BEH projects.  This year we had Christopher “Toph” Allen, Nicolia Eldred-Skemp and Tanya Kaufman working with us.  Toph assessed the accuracy of cell-phone based GPS systems for … Continue reading

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