New study estimates prevalence of undiagnosed HIV in children in sub-Saharan Africa

February 2022

Over the past two decades, important progress has been made in implementing services to prevent mother-to-child (vertical) transmission of HIV and expanding  access to and uptake of HIV testing for infants and children in countries with a high HIV burden. During the period of upscaling, however, many children living with HIV did not receive HIV […]

Study examines racial/ethnic disparities in exposure to COVID-19

January 2022

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have noted a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death among Black and Hispanic individuals in the United States. In March 2020, the CDC reported that twice as many Black individuals were hospitalized with COVID-19 than were proportionally represented in the U.S. These disparities may be […]

Pandemic brings increased risk and decreased access to services for people who inject drugs

December 2021

People who inject drugs are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of major events like pandemics, but there is little research to date that gauges the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this population. For a study in the Harm Reduction Journal, CUNY SPH Accessible Care Project Director Yesenia Aponte-Melendez, Associate Professor Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, and colleagues examined how […]

CUNY SPH researchers develop reporting guidelines for human microbiome research

November 2021

The interdisciplinary nature of human microbiome research makes organization and reporting of results a challenge, while inconsistent reporting can make it difficult to replicate results and determine the comparability of independent studies. To address this problem, CUNY SPH Associate Professors Heidi Jones and Levi Waldron, along with doctoral candidate and Chloe Mirzayi, led the development of a […]

Congratulations Dr. Ellen Brazier

September 2021

On September 10, Ellen Brazier, a student in the Epidemiology track, defended her dissertation, “Factors Associated with Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cesarean Delivery among Women with Low-Risk Pregnancies in New York City, 2012-2017.”  Her dissertation committee was chaired by Dr. Denis Nash, with Dr. Luisa N. Borrell, Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Dr. Mary Huynh, NYC […]

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and CUNY SPH researchers receive $14.5 million NIH grant to lead HIV studies in Central Africa

August 2021

August 24, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) have been awarded a five-year, $14.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue leading and expand their research on HIV treatment and care in five Central […]

CUNY SPH and the NYC Health Department to study long-acting antiretroviral therapy for HIV

August 2021

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) a thirty month grant to support long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy access, uptake, and adherence among people with HIV enrolled in […]

CUNY SPH and NYC Health Department awarded $3.3 million to study new HIV intervention

August 2021

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) a five-year, $3.3 million grant to test a new strategy to help people living with HIV achieve viral suppression. The […]

Half of U.S. parents may not vaccinate their youngest child against Covid-19

July 2021

Even as the delta variant of Covid-19 sweeps the globe, leaving those who remain unvaccinated vulnerable, vaccination among adults and teenagers in the United States is stalling, giving rise to concerns over whether parents will vaccinate their young children once vaccines are approved for those under 12 years of age. In one of the first […]