Columbia Public Health Magazine

Living Longer, Living Better

Leading the Way on Healthy Aging

Letter from the Dean

Future Focus

"Over the past  years, public health achievements have extended life spans by more than three decades...Our work is far from done, however. We need to extend our “health spans” to match our longer life spans."

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Features

Aging Redefined hero image showing an older man playing soccer with a boy Aging Redefined

The Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is guiding a global quest to enhance health as the world’s population ages—and transforming how we think about aging in the process.

By Paula Derrow

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Graphic of people of multiple races talking Lets Talk About Racism

Our researchers are shining a light on discrimination’s effect on the public’s health and taking steps to stop it.

By Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

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The Power of Mentorship

Behind many a celebrated career or collaboration is a strong mentor-mentee relationship.

By Tim Paul

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Covid-19: Continuing the Fight

From the earliest days of the pandemic, faculty members at Columbia Mailman School produced projections on the infection’s spread, sounded the alarm on health disparities, and advised local, state, and national governments on pandemic protocols.

By Christina Hernandez Sherwood

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What's the Future of Public Health?

As Columbia Mailman School launches its second century of public health leadership, we asked faculty, students, graduates, and staff members to share the areas they believe most demand our attention and predict the field’s next successes.

Interviews by Caroline Hopkins

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Departments

MOMENTUM

Refugee needs • New data science program • Supporting cleaner air • What students are saying • Responding to the Roe reversal • Honors, awards, and more

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IMPACT

Extreme weather research • Bed nets save lives • Autism updates • Understanding Ugandans’ use of healers • Plus: the School’s latest impact stats and more

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FACULTY, STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

Graduates • Scholars • Exploring Graphic Medicine With Nealie Ngo ’22

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DEAN

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Vanita Gowda, MPA


EDITOR IN CHIEF

Dana Points

ART DIRECTOR

Diana Reddy

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Tim Paul

COPY EDITOR

Emmalee C. Torisk

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