Tom Stopka, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of public health & community medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, uses an innovative analysis combining geographic information systems, spatial epidemiology, and statistical modeling to identify Hepatitis C hotspots in Massachusetts.
A new program founded by Lisa Gualtieri, an assistant professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts, will test if donated, recycled fitness trackers--Jawbone, Withings, Fitbit, and Garmin--can help underserved populations get healthier.
Tufts University School of Medicine joins forces with the state’s three other medical schools to help future doctors confront the growing opioid crisis. Of the four medical schools—the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Harvard and Tufts—only Tufts had a course on addiction medicine already in place.
After an internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in New Jersey opened her eyes to heart-wrenching stories of lost childhoods and broken lives, Margie Skeer devoted her life to a career in public health. Now an associate professor of public health and community medicine, she works to prevent substance abuse and risky sexual behavior in adolescents. Sometimes the solution to these kinds of big issues can be elegantly simple, family mealtimes, for example.