Health & Behavior News

A selection of news items written by or involving Division of Health & Behavior 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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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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April 15, 2014

ParentCorps, an innovative program devised by Laurie Miller Brotman, PhD, and her colleagues, improves early academic achievement.


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March 24, 2014

ParentCorps: A family-centered, school-based preventive intervention to foster healthy development and school success among young children (ages 3-6) living in disadvantaged neighborhoods


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