Health & Behavior News

A selection of news items written by or involving Division of Health & Behavior faculty members.



September 04, 2014

A team of medical professionals from NYU Langone and Bellevue Medical Center is offering free health assessments to customers of a barbershop in Harlem, among others, as part of an effort to better serve a community that studies find don’t get regular checkups. Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, and Stephen Wall, MD, MS, are interviewed.


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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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August 19, 2014

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, was awarded a five-year R01 grant from NIH/NIMHD to build capacity to support evaluation and referral of black men and women at risk for sleep apnea at the community level. The grant entitled “Tailored Peer-Based Sleep Health Education and Social Support in Blacks with OSA” will examine whether a culturally and linguistically tailored peer-based sleep health intervention will increase adherence to recommended sleep apnea screening and treatment among blacks in barbershops, beauty salons and churches. Three hundred and ninety eight blacks will be enrolled in the study and will be followed for a year to evaluate intervention response.


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August 19, 2014

Lisa Lewis, MD, PRIDE Scholar, is featured in this article on mentorship.


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