In the Media

A selection of media items or involving Department of Population Health faculty members.



February 04, 2013

Black children with high levels of hormone-altering chemicals used in some shampoos and lotions are more likely to be obese, according to research published today. The study by New York University scientists is the second to link phthalates to obesity in children but the first to use a large sample of children and look for racial disparities. The study was led by Leonardo Trasande, PhD, who is quoted in the article.


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January 31, 2013

Nicholas Stine, MD, and Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, writing on behalf of the New York Academy of Medicine Primary Care and Population Health Working Group, discuss different perspectives on the definition of "population health" on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Capital Blog.


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January 30, 2013

New research suggests that exposure to the chemical tributylin (TBT) — found in shower curtains, carpeting, vinyl, and paints — is linked to obesity not only in offspring but in subsequent generations. Leonardo Trasande, MD, is quoted.


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January 30, 2013

According to a new study published in the journal Kidney International, the chemical used to manufacture the linings of food cans could be harming your kidneys and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Howard Trachtman, MD, and Leonardo Trasande, MD, are quoted.


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January 30, 2013

Nicholas Stine, MD, and Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, writing on behalf of the New York Academy of Medicine Primary Care and Population Health Working Group, discuss different perspectives on the definition of "population health" on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Capital Blog.


Read more >


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