Ensuring healthy and happy lifestyles for all ages.
Every human on our planet needs to be ensured of a life that is healthy and safe. Currently, less than half of the globe is covered by essential health services. The sustainable development goal of good health and wellbeing recognizes this, and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced how crucial healthcare is.
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Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of good health and well-being from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.
Can public health efforts avert imminent human extinction?
The Inaugural Richard V. Lee Lectureship in Global Health was presented by Stephen Luby, MD, titled, "Can Public Health Efforts Avert Imminent Human Extinction?" (UB School of Public Health 9/26/16)
The Future of Rural Public Health by Don Rowe
Dr. Don Rowe talks about Cross Jurisdictional Sharing and the future of Rural Public Health. (UB School of Public Health 3/13/15)
Racial Health Inequities: The COVID-19 Disaster Was Decades in the Making
Presented by Dr. Heather Orom, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions. The rate of deaths from COVID-19 is more than 6 times higher and the rate of infection more than 3 times higher in predominantly African American counties than predominantly White counties. In Buffalo, NY, the highest rates of COVID cases and deaths have been in predominantly African American neighborhoods. In this webinar we will tackle difficult subjects, including the political and economic decisions and adverse social determinants that created the conditions for our current trajectory. (UB School of Public Health 6/22/20)
Our Role in Global Health | A Discussion on Decolonization
decolonization, global health, health equity, structural violence In this discussion, Dr. Tia Palermo, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and Dr. Gauri Desai, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health speak with three University at Buffalo faculty panelists about our role in global health as researchers and practitioners in the Global North. (UB Community for Global Health Equity 2/12/21)
Cultural Arts Prevention and Intervention for At-Risk Youth: A Replicable Program Model
William S. Rowe is professor and director of the School Social Work at the University of South Florida. He holds appointments in the College of Public Health, the Aids Education and Training Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center. He is formerly director of the Center for Applied Family Studies and Director and professor of the Schools of Social Work at McGill University and Memorial University and first tenured at the University of Western Ontario. (UB School of Social Work 9/22/16)
Global Climate Change and Human Health: Global is Local
Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Toxicology Program guest lectured on the connections between Climate Change and Human Health. (UB RENEW 9/15/17)
How does nutrition affect all aspects of our health?
Learn more about a day in the life of the Registered Dietitian at GBUAHN (Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network) and understand further the importance of addressing mental, spiritual, and physical health. As the Registered Dietitian and Director of GBUAHN’s wellness department, Deanna Gallicchio, MS '19, CAS '19, BA '14, develops programs that not only create awareness and motivation but also provides tools to employees and members that help them treat/prevent chronic diseases as well as adapt and maintain a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. (UB Wellness 4/8/20)
SUNY Distinguished Professor Andrew Whittaker is part of a cohort led by TerraPraxis, a non-profit focused on action for climate and prosperity, that is developing a digital platform to repower coal plants using advanced nuclear energy.
Hundreds of unemployed, laid-off and underemployed workers in the region will be able to explore entrepreneurial paths and participate in a robust training initiative offered by UB’s Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) and the School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
Addressing health inequities in Buffalo will require research into innovative solutions that grapple with a wide range of issues, including gentrification, the physical environment, food deserts, transportation issues, criminal justice, housing, education and employment.
In the years after UB faculty member Noemi Waight moved to Buffalo from Illinois, she got to know her new home by bicycling with community groups. The experience gave her the idea to take graduate pre-service students on cycling explorations to learn more about their community and the science resources that can make classroom lessons more engaging.
Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that GenX chemicals were more toxic than the “forever chemicals” they were developed to replace. Now, a new UB-led study examines what happens when GenX — chemicals used in food packaging, nonstick coating and other products — interacts with water.
If you have indigestion, stress, headache or inflammation, you might want to head over to the southwest corner of Cary Hall on the South Campus. There, at a new garden, you can take in the aroma of herbs believed to help with those ailments (respectively, lemon verbena, lavender, mint and tarragon).
BUFFALO, N.Y. – To more powerfully address and reverse Buffalo’s entrenched health disparities, a University at Buffalo center dedicated to regenerating underdeveloped neighborhoods is joining the Community Health Equity Research Institute at UB.
Join the seventh annual Step Challenge to help relieve stress. In fact, science agrees with that suggestion: Studies during and well before the pandemic — including those from UB’s WHI — show that physical activity is “conducive to enhancing happiness and improving mental health.”
Improving health outcomes for everybody requires collaboration between scientists and researchers, but a recent goal set forth by the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) sets out to include children into the research-partnership equation.
END 308: Health & Urban Environments
URP 605: Built Environment & Health
AAS 414: Health Problems in the Black Community
APY 107: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
APY 275: Culture, Health, and Illness
APY 476: Health Care in US
APY 604: Culture & Disability
COM 380: Health Communication
ECO 211: Introduction to Health Economics
ECO 511: Health Economics
ECO 739: Health Economics
ENG 285: Writing in Health Science
EVS 103: Introduction to Health and Human Services
GEO 102: Introduction to Human Geography
GEO 112: International Health
PHI 237: Medical Ethics: Social & Ethical Values in Medicine
PSY / SSC 341: Cognitive Psychology
SOC 229: Population Problems
SOC 378: Social Inequalities & Health
CIE 442: Treatment Process Engineering
CEP 400: Educational Psychology
CEP 509: Ed & Pscyh Measurement
CEP 521: Mental Health Counseling
CEP 548: Coaching for Wellness
CEP 551: School Wide Pract Diverse Learners
CEP 560: The Psychology of Learning & Instruction
CEP 566: Wellness & Engagement
ELP 405: Sociology of Education
LAI 416: Early Childhood Theory & Practice
LAI 526: Agencies & Services for Children
MGH 644: Healthcare Delivery Methods
MGO 635: Healthcare Operations Management
PGY 300: Human Physiology
NBC 476: Transitioning to Practice
NBC 494: RN Leadership Syn Project
NBS 378: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
NSG 101: Explore Nursing
NSG 348: Evidence Based Practice & Nursing Research
NSG 393: Info and Health Care Environment
NSG 410: Public Health Nursing
NSG 475: Professional Nursing Practice
CHB 501: Study of Health Behavior
CHB 502: Health Behavior Change
CHB 550: Public Health & Population Wellbeing
CHB 522: Refugee Health
CHB 601: Principles of Community Health and Health Behavior
CHB 602: Community Health and Health Behavior Interventions
EEH 500: Introduction to Epidemiology
EEH 501: Principles of Epidemiology
EEH 510: Principles of Measurement in Public Health
EEH 521: Global Health
EEH 530: Introduction to Health Care Orgs
EEH 536: Health Policy in the US
EEH 538: Introduction to Health Economics
EEH 539: Business of Health Care
EEh 550: Environmental Health
EEH 551: Advanced Environmental Health Science
EEH 573: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
EEH 575: Epidemiologic Applications to Environmental Health
ES 102: Fundamentals of Wellness
ES 210: Behavior Driven Disease
ES 428: Health Promotion, Prevention, and Wellness
PUB 210: Global Public Health
PUB 220: Behavioral & Social Influence on Health
SW 586: Respond to Refugee and Immigrant
Community Health Equity Research Institute
The Community Health Equity Research Institute's Mission is to perform research to advance understanding of the root causes of health inequities and develop and test innovative solutions to eliminate health inequities in the region, with a focus on inequities experienced by African Americans. This Institute is founded upon the principles of social justice.
Vaccinate yourself. Protecting yourself and your family from disease also builds greater resilience for all in our community (this is very similar to the philosophy behind mitigating our carbon emissions- it helps you and everyone else). As soon as you’re eligible, sign up for the COVID vaccine here.