5 Questions with Faculty: Akiko Hosler
Akiko Hosler, PhD, is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Prior to joining the University at Albany in 2007, she served as Director of Diabetes Surveillance and Evaluation at the New York State Department of Health for 11 years. Dr. Hosler’s research has two major areas of focus; diabetes and its associated metabolic disorders, and the built environment and its impact on health.
Virtual Events Celebrate National Public Health Week
The School of Public Health has a series of events planned this week as part of its annual celebration of National Public Health Week.
Creating Suicide Safer Care in Behavioral Health Settings
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2021) – Clinical Associate Professor Brett Harris and Associate Professor Melissa Tracy collaborated with colleagues at the New York State Office of Mental Health to evaluate the quality of suicide care in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Compared to mental health providers, SUD providers reported lower practice of suicide care, lower self-efficacy, and lower effectiveness providing suicide care.
SPH Dean Co-Authors 6-Step Plan to Re-Open U.S. by July 4
Continued mask wearing, physical distancing and hand hygiene are among the keys to successfully re-opening the country by the Fourth of July, School of Public Health Dean David Holtgrave writes in an opinion piece in The Hill.
5 Questions With Faculty: Vaccine Expert Edition
With all New Yorkers ages 16 and up eligible to receive the vaccine beginning on Tuesday, the University encourages everyone to get it as soon as they are able. Tomoko Udo and Eli Rosenberg answered a few questions to help us to better understand the importance of the vaccine.
Meet Online MPH Graduate: Lisa Ayers
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2021) – Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate Lisa Ayers was thrilled to join the School of Public Health community as she began her online MPH journey. Obtaining an MPH was a goal of hers for many years, so when she learned about UAlbany’s online MPH program, Ayers decided to fulfill her dream as a working professional.
SPH Professor Receives $1.7M for Breast Cancer Research
With a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a School of Public Health professor is working to determine how dietary vitamin K affects the progression of breast cancer.
Ocean Water Levels Continue to Rise
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2021) – In a recent study, Professor Igor Zurbenko and colleague Amy Potrzeba-Macrina analyzed global temperature data in order to forecast global water level patterns over the next several decades. The global temperature data collected indicated that temperature will continue to increase around the world, including Arctic and Antarctic regions.