Member Highlights: NYU College of Global Public Health
The NYU College of Global Public Health, in its first semester as a college, has already accomplished impressive research. Dr. David Abramson and others at NYU worked with researchers from Rutgers University, Columbia University and Colorado State University to study the long-term effects of recovery on hurricane survivors. Dr. Diana Silver recently published research in the journal Tobacco Control a study that finds that "15% of licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps. These illegal cigarette sales are more pervasive in independent stores, as opposed to chain stores." Drs. Perry Halkitis, Farzana Kapadia, and Danielle Ompad were recently funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for their study, "Application of a Syndemic Framework to study HPV and HSV Infection in Emergent Adult Men." The funding allows the team to further study HPV and HSV infection in their cohort of young men, many of whom are unvaccinated for HPV. The team seeks determine the extent to which biological, behavioral and psychosocial/structural factors explain the likelihood of HPV and HSV infection as well as HPV vaccination uptakes.