Health & Behavior News

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



February 25, 2014

An early education program that aims to close the achievement gap by engaging families and helping young children get kindergarten-ready is coming to Astoria's P.S. 17 through a partnership between local nonprofit Zone 126 and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dana Rhule, PhD, is quoted.


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February 05, 2014

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, participated in a Target Population Interview, as an expert on Asian American health, in a study administered by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The final ASPE report addresses the challenges and limitations of using federal surveys and federal claims databases for studying small populations, the need for disaggregated data collection, and potential next steps to improve and utilize EHR and other electronic health data for research on small populations.


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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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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 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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