Our Work to Address COVID-19
Since the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019, Columbia Public Health has been working on multiple fronts to respond to the spread of the virus.
COVID Is Changing How We Are Exposed to Household Health Risks
The pandemic is changing behaviors that could lessen or increase exposures to household environmental chemicals linked to poor health outcomes.
Covid-19: Continuing the Fight
Armed with lessons learned during the initial emergency response, our faculty are working to prepare communities from Manhattan to Mali to handle the next public health disaster.
COVID Lockdown Did Not Lead to a Rush on Opioid Prescriptions
While some feared that New Yorkers would re-fill prescriptions to stockpile opioid medications in the early weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown, New York State opioid prescriptions declined in the period around March 2020.
Contact Tracing Data Sheds Light on COVID-19 Spread in New York City
Researchers were able to use New York City contact tracing data to produce a detailed map of SARS-CoV-2 spread.
Med Tech Dive, July 15, 2022
W. Ian Lipkin, Center for Infection and Immunity
The New York Times, July 12, 2022
Wafaa El-Sadr, Epidemiology
TIME, June 23, 2022
Thomas Briese, Epidemiology
Newsday, June 18, 2022
Wafaa El-Sadr, Epidemiology
Spectrum/NY1, June 16, 2022
Jessica Justman, Epidemiology
The New York Times, June 8, 2022
Jeffrey Shaman, Epidemiology
My Summer on the Frontlines of Remaking the New Zealand Health System
Tom Devine spent his summer practicum working in his native New Zealand as the nation’s public health system was completely overhauled on July 1.
Governor Hochul Honors Prof. Kai Ruggeri for Military Service During the Pandemic
Kai Ruggeri, assistant professor of health policy and management, was awarded a New York State Medal for Meritorious Service.
A University-Community Partnership Established at the Height of COVID Stands the Test of Time
The program offers regular opportunities for the Northern Manhattan community to attend workshops designed to address and end the digital divide that impacts access to health care.
Nine Ways Columbia Mailman Has Responded to the Pandemic
The Columbia Mailman School community has been on the front lines of the public health response to COVID-19.
Learn from our experts
HIV & COVID-19: When Pandemics Collide
Featuring Kevin De Cock, MD, FRCP (UK), DTM & H, Formerly with the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kenya, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP at Columbia University and Columbia World Projects, Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, UNAIDS and United Nations, Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School, and Rejoice Nkambule, MPH, the Ministry of Health Eswatini
Public Health: A Critical Foundation for Successful Societies
A conversation with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization and Dr. Linda P. Fried, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health.