New & Noteworthy



November 02, 2017

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use


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September 23, 2017

Brian D. Elbel, MPH, PhD, associate professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine


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July 06, 2017

Thomas Gepts, research data associate with HealthyHearts NYC


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June 11, 2017

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, Associate Professor; Co-Director – Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use


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May 19, 2017

Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, Perlmutter Cancer Center


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May 12, 2017

Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, Perlmutter Cancer Center


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March 20, 2017

Joshua D. Lee MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is quoted


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February 14, 2017

Article by Deepa Prasad, MPH, Project Director of NYC Treats Tobacco


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January 17, 2017

Scott Sherman, MD, MPH, is interviewed


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December 18, 2016

Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is quoted about his work


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December 12, 2016

Article features Benjamin Han, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use


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December 06, 2016

Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is quoted about his work.


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November 24, 2016

The research of Joshua D. Lee MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is reported on


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November 17, 2016

American Urological Association today recognized Danil Makarov as one of its “Choosing Wisely Champions”


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November 07, 2016

Kelly Quinn, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is interviewed about her work


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November 03, 2016

Marie Bragg, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation, and her research are profiled


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October 26, 2016

Heather T. Gold, PhD, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Medicine, is featured


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October 14, 2016

The work of Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine is discussed


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September 07, 2016

The research of Jennifer McNeely, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is discussed


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August 22, 2016

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Population Health, is a co-author.


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August 06, 2016

Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is quoted.


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July 26, 2016

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, is quoted.


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July 25, 2016

Article by Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; and Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Population Health


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June 24, 2016

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, is quoted.


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June 06, 2016

The research of Marie Bragg, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation, is discussed.


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May 18, 2016

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Population Health, is quoted.


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May 13, 2016

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, Associate Professor; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Population Health; Co-Director – Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, participates in an e-cigarette discussion


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May 09, 2016

Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, is quoted.


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May 04, 2016

Joshua D. Lee, MD, MSc, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, and Medicine, is quoted.


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April 26, 2016

Marie Bragg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation, is interviewed.


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March 21, 2016

Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, is interviewed.


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March 12, 2016

Joshua D. Lee, MD, MSc, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, and Medicine, is quoted


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March 07, 2016

Kelly A. Kyanko, MD, MHS, and Brendan Parent, JD, are co-authors.


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February 24, 2016

Paul Krebs, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is quoted.


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February 18, 2016

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, is quoted.


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February 17, 2016

Donna Shelley, MD, associate professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is quoted.


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February 09, 2016

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is quoted.


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February 08, 2016

Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is quoted.


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February 05, 2016

Article by Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Section on Value and Effectiveness


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January 28, 2016

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is quoted.


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January 27, 2016

Article by Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor; Chief, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation.


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January 26, 2016

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is quoted.


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January 25, 2016

Jason Kessler, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science, is quoted.


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January 20, 2016

The research of Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is discussed.


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January 07, 2016

Joshua D. Lee MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use, is quoted.


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January 04, 2016

Kelly Kyanko, MD, MHS, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation, and assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is quoted.


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December 30, 2015

The research of Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is discussed.


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December 11, 2015

Paul Krebs, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is quoted.


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December 10, 2015

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is interviewed.


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December 05, 2015

Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, is quoted.


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November 19, 2015

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Section on Value and Effectiveness, is quoted.


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November 13, 2015

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is quoted.


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November 03, 2015

Research of Paul Krebs, PhD, assistant professor, and Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is discussed.


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November 02, 2015

Article discusses the research of Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine.


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October 16, 2015

Research by Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is highlighted.


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September 09, 2015

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Center for Early Childhood Development


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September 08, 2015

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, and Marie Bragg, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation, are quoted.


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September 02, 2015

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Marie Bragg, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation are quoted.


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August 21, 2015

Joshua D. Lee, MD, MSc, associate professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health, is quoted.


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August 11, 2015

The research of Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, Center for Early Childhood Development is discussed.


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August 05, 2015

The research of Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is discussed.


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August 01, 2015

The research of Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is discussed.


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July 28, 2015

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is featured.


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July 28, 2015

Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health, Medicine, and Psychiatry, is quoted.


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July 06, 2015

Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is quoted about his research.


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July 05, 2015

Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, is quoted.


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June 17, 2015

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is interviewed.


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June 16, 2015

Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is quoted.


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June 12, 2015

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Medicine, is interviewed.


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June 03, 2015

Dustin Duncan, ScD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is quoted.


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May 08, 2015

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, is quoted in this article about attempts to bring healthy food to underserved neighborhoods.


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May 07, 2015

Dustin Duncan, ScD, assistant professor, Department of Population Health, is quoted.


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April 27, 2015

Marie Bragg, PhD, testified before the New York State Assembly on a bill to put a warning label on sugar sweetened beverages like soda, drawing on her research into food labeling and its impact on consumer choice. Dr. Bragg's testimony begins at about 90 minutes in.


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April 16, 2015

Stacy Loeb, MD, is quoted.


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April 14, 2015

The research of Joshua D. Lee, MD, MSc, is discussed, and he is quoted.


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April 06, 2015

Marie Bragg, PhD, is interviewed in this audio clip.


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April 06, 2015

Marie Bragg, PhD, is quoted.


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March 30, 2015

Danil V. Makarov, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology, Population Health and Health Policy


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March 19, 2015

Scott Sherman, MD, discusses the rising popularity and danger of hookah sessions.


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March 17, 2015

Danil V. Makarov, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Urology, Population Health and Health Policy


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March 16, 2015

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH


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February 26, 2015

Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn't mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests. "Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income counterparts, and it would appear to be logical that increasing availability of healthful foods could improve diets," said study author Brian Elbel, an associate professor of population health at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY in New York City. "However, we do not yet know whether or under what circumstances these stores will improve diet and health," Elbel explained in an NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER news release. "Food choice is complex, and the easy availability of lower-priced processed foods and pervasiveness of junk food marketing have implications for behavior change as well." The researchers surveyed parents and other caregivers of children aged 3 to 10 in two neighborhoods in New York City. One neighborhood had a new, government-sponsored full-service supermarket that offered greater varieties of fresh, affordable fruit and vegetables, while the other did not.


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December 11, 2014

Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy -- the recommended treatment for localized tumors -- when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study out of NYU Langone. Danil V. Makarov, MD, and Ganesh Sivarajan, MD, are quoted.


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December 02, 2014

Starting next November, menus in many places where Americans eat will have to list calories. Many had fought for the rule for more than a decade, believing it would be a major weapon in the fight against obesity. Brian D. Elbel, PhD, and his calorie-labeling research are noted.


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December 02, 2014

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that many places where Americans have long eaten in blissful ignorance, like amusement parks, chain restaurants, and movie theaters, will be required to post calorie counts on their menus. Brian Elbel, PhD, and his calorie-labeling research are noted.


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November 27, 2014

Starting next November, menus in many places where Americans eat — like chain restaurants and some movie theaters, convenience stores and amusement parks — will have to list calories. Many had fought for the rule for more than a decade, believing it would be a major weapon in the fight against obesity. But will it? Brian Elbel, PhD, comments on his calorie-labeling research.


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September 04, 2014

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Brian Elbel, MPH, PhD, and Marie Bragg, PhD, write about a new ad campaign for baby carrots in an effort to encourage kids to eat more carrots.


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September 02, 2014

A new study from NYU Langone researchers found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships with authority figures. Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, is quoted.


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July 07, 2014

Cigarette use is declining among young people at the same time that hookah smoking is gaining in popularity, says a new study from NYU that finds nearly one out of five high school seniors used the water pipe device sometime in the last year. The study's findings confirm earlier research showing that students from families of higher socioeconomic status are more likely to use hookahs, as are males, white students, those who already smoke cigarettes, and those who had previously used alcohol, marijuana or other illicit substances, says the study published online today in Pediatrics. Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, lead author is quoted.


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June 28, 2014

Residents in Jefferson County, Mo., say a local fireworks stand wants young people to associate their business with the party drug molly. Joseph Palamar, MD, MPH, is quoted discussing the drug’s usage rates among teens.


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May 17, 2014

A new study from Switzerland found that more than one third of men who underwent active surveillance for prostate cancer at a community hospital eventually dropped out and may have been lost to medical management. Stacey Loeb, MD, provides prospective.


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April 18, 2014

Health Minister Dr. James Reilly wants other restaurants to follow suit, using a new Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) calorie-counting tool. Obesity is one of the biggest threats to long-term wellbeing and measures like this could help people make small healthier choices that would add up over time. Research of Brian Elbel, PhD, is noted.


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March 21, 2014

Brian Elbel, PhD, writes about the U. S. Food and Drug Administration announcement of long awaited proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel, and the key questions behind the proposed changes.


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February 03, 2014

Dave Chokshi, MD, writes how new preventive medicine would capitalize on three scientific convergences: the ability to detect predisease states earlier; more patient-centered health care models; and advances in risk factor interventions.


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January 31, 2014

As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still been opening up around the city. Scott Sherman, MD, weighs in on the debate.


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January 06, 2014

Exercise tests with echocardiography and myocardial perfusion imaging were less sensitive and more specific after adjustment for referral bias, according to a new meta-analysis. Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, is quoted.


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January 03, 2014

By the end of next year, the Food and Drug Administration will require vending machine operators to post calorie counts on five million machines across the country. The new labeling regulation is part of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act and will require vending machine owners to comply within the year. Brian Elbel, PhD, is quoted.


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December 30, 2013

Brian Elbel, PhD, is quoted about the effectiveness of calorie labeling.


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December 27, 2013

A federal program that let law enforcement trace cigarette packs from manufacturer to consumer would reduce interstate trafficking and boost the public health benefits of state cigarette tax policies, researchers say. Donna Shelley, MD, agreed on the need to track cigarette packages and emphasized that the FDA already has the power to do it: "The Food and Drug Administration has the authority to put a track-and-trace system in place, and they need to act on this authority," she said.


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December 10, 2013

Now that the mayor’s final term is coming to a close, statisticians are starting to weigh in on his legacy of aggressive measures designed to improve the health of the city’s residents. Their conclusion, from the past 12 years of data, could be summed up as “yes, but it’s complicated.” Brian Elbel, PhD, comments on what impact some of the measures have had on calorie consumption.


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December 05, 2013

High school seniors who frown upon the use of drugs are most likely to be female, nonsmokers or hold strong religious beliefs, according to a study by Joseph Palamar, PhD. Palamar examines how teenagers’ attitudes toward marijuana influenced their thoughts on the further use of other illicit drugs. The work appears online in the journal Prevention Science.


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November 30, 2013

Posting the calorie content of menu items at restaurants is designed to make diners stop and think, tally up the total and make wiser choices. In real life, that doesn't seem to be the case, according to new research led by Brian Elbel, PhD.


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November 12, 2013

The Affordable Care Act mandates that large chain restaurants post calorie counts for all items on their menus. However, posting calorie counts has not shown to be an effective way to fight obesity. Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, comments.


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November 07, 2013

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, discusses his research in the 2013 NYU Research Report.


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October 21, 2013

Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they'll kick their habit. Scott Sherman, MD, is quoted.


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September 30, 2013

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH and co-investigators Jessica Athens, PhD and Dustin Duncan, PhD have been awarded an R01 grant for their study titled, "Impact of the Food Environment on Child Body Mass Index."

The last several years have witnessed growing interest in the potential contribution of the “food environment” to the epidemic increase in obesity rates in the United States. Early empirical evidence suggests that there is significant variation across geographic areas in the availability of different kinds of foods. More economically and socially disadvantaged communities have poorer food environments, with healthy food less available and unhealthy food more available in those communities. There appears to be growing evidence that characteristics of the food environment are associated with dietary behaviors and outcomes, but there are still many unanswered questions in this area. In large part we don’t yet know exactly which characteristics of the food environment are most influential, how influential they are, in which geospatial environments, and for which populations. Yet public policy is proceeding apace in this area, with calorie labeling, restrictive fast food zoning, financial incentives for supermarkets in underserved neighborhoods, “healthy bodega” initiatives, and other regulatory levers already implemented in many communities. Further research in this area is thus required.

This project will work to combine New York City Department of Education FITNESSGRAM data, which includes BMI, school and residential locations, for all New York City public school children from 2005 onward with detailed data on the food environment surrounding each child’s home and school. Then, researchers will use a variety of enhanced methodological techniques to estimate the true relationship between food environment and obesity.


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September 10, 2013

Stacy Loeb, MD, was a medical student when her grandfather died from prostate cancer, which led to her decision to dedicate her career to helping men with similar health concerns. Last year, Dr. Loeb--now a urologist based in New York--invited Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim to be a guest on her weekly radio show aimed at educating men and women about men's health issues. Boeheim will appear again on Wednesday (Sept. 11) to discuss his 2001 prostate cancer diagnosis.


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September 09, 2013

A new study suggests that how doctors describe a non-invasive type of breast lesion may affect how women choose to move forward with treatment. Heather Gold, MD, is quoted.


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August 14, 2013

A model successfully ranked and integrated preventive care guidelines with simulated gains in life expectancy, creating a more dependable individualized preventive care recommendation, according to recent findings. Glen Taksler, PhD, is quoted from press release. Scott Braithwaite, MD, is mentioned.


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August 12, 2013

The rate of inappropriate cancer scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients in Sweden plummeted in the decade following a joint campaign to curtail such tests. The results suggest that curtailing unneeded medical tests, an urgent health care policy goal in the United States, is achievable. According to lead author Danil V. Makarov, MD, extensive cancer scans checking for metastases are discouraged for patients who have low-grade, slow-growing prostate tumors, which have almost no risk for metastasis.


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August 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to be healthy or at least health conscious. Bloomberg banned smoking from restaurants and bars, and later added public parks and beaches to the list. He barred city eateries from cooking with trans-fats, required chain restaurants to post calorie counts, graded restaurants for their cleanliness, and just lost a court case to limit the size of sugary drinks. Claudia Morell talked with New Yorkers about one health policy seen daily that took years in court-battles before it finally took effect. Brian Elbel, PhD, weighed in on the policies and ensuing comments.


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August 08, 2013

With physicians facing increasing demands on their time, it can be extremely difficult to prioritize which preventive care methods should be used for their patients. Now, two researchers at NYU Langone have developed a mathematical model that will save time, lead to enhanced care, and potentially save lives. Glen Taksler, PhD, and Scott Braithwaite, MD, are mentioned.


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August 06, 2013

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, comments on a study that postulates that the lack of scientific research on firearms may be an unintended consequence of Congress’ 1996 appropriation bill, which prohibited the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention from using “funds made available for injury prevention…to advocate or promote gun control.”


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August 06, 2013

Personalized prioritization for health services and screenings may optimize gains in life expectancy, researchers suggested. Disease screening, health recommendations, and risk-reduction counseling based on individual patient characteristics could result in more robust gains in life expectancy than the practices currently in place, according to Glen B. Taksler, PhD, and colleagues.


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July 25, 2013

The rate of inappropriate cancer scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients in Sweden plummeted in the decade following a joint campaign to curtail such tests by Swedish County Councils and the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden, a professional association of Swedish urologists. The results, published today online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggest that curtailing unneeded medical tests, an urgent healthcare policy goal in the United States highlighted in the Choosing Wisely Campaign, among other initiatives, is achievable. Lead author Danil V. Makarov, MD, and co-author Stacy Loeb, MD, are quoted.


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July 23, 2013

Initiatives aimed at discouraging clinicians from performing inappropriate imaging in men with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancers can dramatically lower testing rates, a study in Sweden found. Co-author Danil V. Makarov, MD, is interviewed about the study.


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July 23, 2013

A Swedish initiative to spur appropriate imaging use in prostate cancer by providing utilization data and guidelines to clinicians caused the rate of inappropriate scans for low-risk patients to nose-dive, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Danil V. Makarov, MD, is interviewed about the study.


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July 22, 2013

In research published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, Carnegie Mellon University researchers handed information on recommended calorie consumption to New York City diners heading into McDonald’s both before and after the city began requiring fast-food chains to post calorie counts on menus in 2008. Between then and now, the researchers found that calorie consumption didn’t drop at all and actually increased a bit. Previous research by Brian Elbel, PhD, is cited.


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July 18, 2013

A recent study suggests that the decision to treat prostate cancer might need to be reexamined. Stacy Loeb, MD, is quoted.


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June 21, 2013

Many inner-city men don't understand basic terms having to do with the prostate, according to a new survey, which could make it difficult for them to decide on treatment options for related cancers. Stacey Loeb, MD, comments on the study.


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June 20, 2013

A systematic review of complications after prostate biopsy shows that infections are becoming more common. This is largely due to increased antibiotic resistance in the community, said study leader Stacy Loeb, MD. The findings underscore the importance of antibiotic prophylaxis before the procedure.


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June 18, 2013

The new phrase in health care is “accountable care,” which means your doctors shoulder more responsibility for making sure you get well or stay that way. Some critics fear that means the patient will lose choice. A study led by Kelly Kyanko, MD, in the June issue of the Health Services Research Journal, notes that about 3 million patients in the U.S. are hit with unexpected out-of-network charges.


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May 10, 2013

A new test can help distinguish aggressive prostate cancer from less threatening ones, potentially saving many men from unneeded operations for tumors that would never hurt them, researchers are reporting. Stacy Loeb, MD, is quoted.


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April 15, 2013

Only one-third of men over age 65 who receive an abnormal result from their PSA test actually undergo prostate biopsy to look for disease, a new study finds. "For screening to be effective, we need to focus on men with a long life expectancy," said Dr. Stacy Loeb, assistant professor in the department of population health at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City.


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December 11, 2012

Approximately three percent of individuals with private health insurance have experienced involuntary out-of-network care in the past 12 months, according to the study in Health Services Research. Lead author Kelly Kyanko, MD, is interviewed.


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December 01, 2012

Forty percent of people who received health care outside of their insurance network did so out of necessity, finds a new study lead by Kelly Kyanko, MD. About half of those patients did not know how much they would have to pay for their out-of-network care.


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October 11, 2012

Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, FACP, of NYU’s Division on Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science officially becomes President of the international scientific organization the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) on October 20, 2012.


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October 05, 2012

An accelerated, highly targeted form of radiation therapy for women with early stage breast cancer has been gaining ground in recent years because of its high convenience factor – but the concentrated treatment remains controversial. Heather Taffet Gold, PhD, is interviewed.


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October 03, 2012

Men with prostate cancer detected by PSA screening have better outcomes after radical prostatectomy than men with clinically-detected prostate cancer, according to research by Stacy Loeb, MD, who is interviewed.


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June 22, 2012

Kelly Kyanko, MD, MHS, has been published "Adherence to Chronic Disease Medications among New York City Medicaid Participants" in the Journal of Urban Health.


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June 20, 2012

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, has published "Acute safety outcomes in younger and older patients with atrial fibrillation treated with catheter ablation" in the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.


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June 08, 2012

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, has published "Interrogating a clinical database to study treatment of hypotension in the critically ill" in BMJ Open!


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June 02, 2012

SOLVE's Jason Kessler, MD, MPH, will be presenting an abstract entitled "Modeling the impact of focused strategies on the cost and effectiveness of TLC-Plus (or "Test and Treat" in New York City"). This abstract was selected for presentation in an Oral Poster Discussion Session at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), to be held in Washington, D.C., 22-27 July 2012. The session will take place on Monday, July 23rd from 1 – 2 p.m.


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April 30, 2012

Danil Makarov, MD, MHS, has received a VA CDA-2 Career Development Award from the Health Services Research and Development Service. This mid-level program is open to both clinicians and non-clinicians who must specify their career development plans and research project over a 3-5 year duration. Dr. Makarov's total award is $1.8M over five years, and we heartily congratulate him for his hard work!


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April 20, 2012

Danil V. Makarov, MD, MHS, Gives Talk on PSA Screening For Patients and The Public at NYU Cancer Center

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