Early in U.S. pandemic, household crowding was risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection

August 2022

Towards the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., stay-at-home measures helped stop the spread of the virus. At the same time, it may have shifted transmission to homes where, in many cases, entire families were suddenly spending more time together in close quarters. To investigate household crowding as a risk factor for severe […]

Study examines the drug injection risk behaviors that lead to severe bacterial infections

May 2022

Over the last decade, severe bacterial infections associated with intravenous drug use have been increasing in frequency in the U.S. Many studies examine the injection risk behaviors associated with transmission of HIV and hepatitis C but few delve into the causes of severe bacterial infections among people who inject drugs. To fill this gap, CUNY […]

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $11.3M NIH Grant to Expand the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research

May 2022

May 3, 2022—(BRONX, NY)—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $11.3 million grant to renew the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research (ERC-CFAR) and expand its efforts to prevent, treat and cure HIV infection, and thereby reduce the burden of HIV, locally, nationally, and internationally. The ERC-CFAR—the only CFAR in […]

Study gauges physician perspectives on abortion advocacy

May 2022

Physician advocates in all areas of health are important but are particularly critical for sexual and reproductive health-related legislative decisions that affect their ability to provide essential care, including abortion. In a study published recently in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, Assistant Professor Meredith Manze and colleagues sought to investigate the skills physicians felt were needed to […]

Study shows many U.S. children missed routine pediatric visits during pandemic

April 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and early efforts to stop the spread led many in the U.S. to delay non-emergency and elective medical care. Evidence suggests that missed care during the pandemic may have contributed to increased mortality in adults from causes other than COVID-19, but there is little research on the prevalence of missed routine pediatric […]

Study reveals reluctance among New York City parents to vaccinate young children for COVID-19

April 2022

Almost 40 percent of New York City parents are hesitant to vaccinate their young children for COVID-19, according to a new study by researchers at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH). For the study, which was published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, Assistant Professor Chloe Teasdale and colleagues surveyed 2,506 New […]

NIAID awards CUNY SPH and the University of Miami researchers nearly $4 million to study methamphetamine use and HIV risk in sexual minority men

April 2022

Researchers from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have been awarded an initial two-year, $3,900,000 grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study meth use and HIV risk in sexual minority men. Supported by NIAID’s […]

Study: Accessible care model more effective than usual care in curing people who inject drugs of hepatitis C

March 2022

A study by CUNY SPH researchers, in close partnership with colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine and NYU School of Medicine, suggests that treating people who inject drugs for hepatitis C infection using the accessible care model, which is characterized by low-threshold, non-stigmatizing care co-located in a syringe service program, is more effective than the usual care model, […]

Study: Accessible care model more effective than usual care in curing people who inject drugs of hepatitis C

March 2022

A study by CUNY SPH researchers, in close partnership with colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine and NYU School of Medicine, suggests that treating people who inject drugs for hepatitis C infection using the accessible care model, which is characterized by low-threshold, nonstigmatizing care colocated in a syringe service program, is more effective than the usual care model, […]

Congratulations, Dr. Matthew Romo!

February 2022

On February 7, Matthew Romo, a student in the Epidemiology track, successfully defended his dissertation, The Global Implementation of Dolutegravir for HIV Treatment. His dissertation committee was chaired by Distinguished Professor Denis Nash.  “I am very grateful for the mentorship and guidance from my committee chair, Professor Denis Nash, and committee members,” says Dr. Romo. “I […]