CHBC in the News

A selection of news items written by or involving CHBC faculty members.

May 20, 2014

With the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period behind us, the next big task is connecting the newly insured to care. This will undoubtedly require significant effort and one we will struggle with in the coming years as population demographics change. Seventy-seven million Americans struggle with health literacy, which comes into play not only when following through on your doctor's recommendations, but in understanding how to use a health plan. The DREAM Project is a five-year community based participatory research study as part of the NYU School of Medicine.

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May 14, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS, as Vice Dean and Chief Medical Officer of NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH). Dr. Ogedegbe is Professor of Medicine and Population Health and Director, Division of Health & Behavior in Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine.

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January 31, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us, and in one corner of NYULMC, the big game provided an unexpected and welcome chance to draw attention to a community-based research study aimed at improving men’s health.

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November 27, 2013

For African-Americans who have hypertension, controlling their high blood pressure is critical to avoid serious complications. However, a history of racial discrimination and/or mistrust in their physicians often causes them to skip taking their necessary medication, finds a new study in the American Journal of Public Health. lead author Yendelela Cuffee, PhD, is quoted.

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October 02, 2013

In nearly 12 years at City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg advanced a robust public-health agenda on tobacco, food and drinks that broke new ground but was also deeply controversial—an approach that divides the two major-party candidates running to succeed him. Brian Elbel, PhD, is quoted.

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