The Pandemic’s Massive Impact on CUNY Students

March 2021

By LIDA TUNESI More than 80% of CUNY students said they experienced a loss of household income as the pandemic got under way, and half worried about losing their housing, according to a survey of more than 2,000 CUNY students. The survey also found that half the students were dealing with anxiety or depression, and […]

Including men and boys in HIV prevention and research

December 2020

HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women is 44 percent higher worldwide than among their male counterparts. Thus, this demographic has been the focal point for HIV prevention initiatives while adolescent boys and young men have been relatively overlooked. For a chapter of the textbook Adolescents, Young People and HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern […]

Researchers take issue with study evaluating an AI system for breast cancer screening

October 2020

In a new perspective piece “Transparency and reproducibility in artificial intelligence” published this week in the journal Nature, an international group of scientists including CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) Associate Professor and ISPH investigator Levi Waldron raised concerns about the lack of transparency in publication of artificial intelligence algorithms […]

CUNY ISPH study sheds new light on how ovarian cancer grows and evolves

August 2020

For immediate release. In a paper published in the journal Cancer Research, Associate Professor Levi Waldron, post-doctoral fellow Ludwig Geistlinger, and colleagues at the Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) provide new insights into how ovarian cancer grows and evolves within a person. The […]

CUNY ISPH landmark national cohort study awarded $3.4M NIH grant

July 2020

Study examines the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the US The Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has received $3.4 million in emergency funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of […]

Landmark CUNY ISPH national cohort study tracks U.S. public health response to COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

For immediate release. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) have launched the Communities, Households and SARS/COV-2 Epidemiology (CHASING) COVID study. The study team moved quickly to enroll a prospective cohort of >7,000 […]

ISPH Investigators Hongbin Zhang and Elizabeth Kelvin awarded NIH R03 grant

March 2020

For immediate release. Assistant Professor Hongbin Zhang and Associate Professor Elizabeth Kelvin, investigators with the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Public Health at CUNY SPH, were awarded an R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health to work with collaborators from Columbia University and University of Cuenca, Ecuador, to tackle the difficult disease of neurocysticercosis (NC). Despite accumulating evidence […]

ISPH Investigator Hongbin Zhang awarded NIH R21 grant

March 2020

March 3, 2020 ISPH Investigator and CUNY SPH Assistant Professor Hongbin Zhang was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health to work with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) developing a change-point model on the timing of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) initiation after HIV diagnosis. The primary goal […]