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On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside

How Many People Have Been Infected?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Associate professor Abhineet Sheoran explains why widespread antibody testing is so critical to moving forward in a COVID-19 world.

Dr. Abhineet Sheoran working with two students in the lab who are enrolled in the MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health Program

Bird Call

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Jason Doll, V20, MPH20, followed a love of poultry to veterinary medicine and public health

Jason Doll

Meet the Man Leading Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Indonesia represents one of the most challenging fronts in the war against COVID-19. Meet the adjunct professor leading the fight against the novel coronavirus in the world’s fourth most-populous country.

Wiku Adisasmito sIndonesia’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force

Why We Need Veterinarians in the Policy World

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Two Cummings School alums are spending the year in government fellowships focused on One Health. In the age of COVID-19, here’s why that’s so important

Backyard Chickens and the Risk of Lead Exposure

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Urban dwellers need to take precautions to prevent their egg layers from bringing the heavy metal into the food chain
When Teresa McGowan and her husband first bought their Somerville, Massachusetts, home in 2004, one of the first things they did was test the soil in their yard for lead. It was a recommendation from local gardeners, who knew that produce grown in contaminated soil can be dangerous.

Research has shown that lead is a potent neurotoxin, associated with reduced IQ, attention-related behavior problems, and poor academic achievement in children exposed to it through food or environmental factors.

Get the Lead Out

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Best practices for keeping your backyard chickens and family lead-safe.

backyard chicken