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“To me, it is why I am here and why I do what I do” – Dr. Hazel Sanderson-Marcoux

Dr. Hazel Sanderson-Marcoux is a true torch-bearer of the mission of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity. Not only has Dr. Sanderson-Marcoux pursued an impressive and lengthy academic career, but she has also prioritized teaching and learning. When Dr. Sanderson-Marcoux was hired as the chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Medgar Evans College, the announcement ...

Homeless Youth and Experiences with Discrimination

Pictured above are the researchers working on this critically important project. From left to right: Dr. Amanda Sisselman-Borgia, Assistant Professor at Lehman College Dr. Mia Budescu, Assistant Professor at Lehman College Dr. Gina Torino, Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College Ni-Emah Bugg, Student Researcher at Lehman College Every year, approximately 5000 homeless youth die ...

Chronic Illness Study Group

Chronic illnesses are the most prevalent forms of illness today.  Chronic illnesses require daily management by the patient him/herself to reduce complications and slow disease progression.  Low income, and/or low education, and/or minority status persons are most likely to have chronic illnesses, most likely to experience complications and hospitalizations related to their illnesses and most ...

YouTube Channel!

Our YouTube channel is up and running! Check out our Public Health Minute with Dr. William Latimer playlist here. Check out Dr. William Latimer at the UN here.

HRSA Grant granted to Professors Jessica Kahn and Amanda Sisselman-Borgia

Congratulations are in order! Professor Jessica Kahn and Professor Amanda Sisselman-Borgia from the Department of Social Work recently received about $2 million in funding from a HRSA Grant they co-wrote. The grant, which will begin on September 30th, 2017, was written with the goal in mind to develop new social workers who have a desire ...

Justine McGovern: Published in Urban Social Work

The latest issue of Urban Social Work featured an article by Dr. Justine McGovern, Dr. Daniel Gardner, Dwayne Brown and Vita Gasparro. The work, entitled Long-Term Care Planning and the Changing Landscape of LGBT Aging: Student Research With Diverse Elders in the Bronx examines “end-of-life planning among members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...

Urban Social Work Volume 1, Number 2

Urban Social Work, edited by Lehman’s own Carl Mazza and Brenda Williams-Gray, has come out with its second installment. The editors, including Mazza and Williams-Gray as well as Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi and Dana Burdnell Wilson from Morgan State University, opened the issue with a powerful statement: “We are immersed in challenging times where ‘fake ...

Dean Latimer Gives Remarks at the U.N.

On Thursday November 2nd, Dean Latimer was a featured speaker at an event sponsored by the International Health Awareness Network (IHAN). According to the event organizers, IHAN was bringing together migration and health experts, from researchers to students to policymakers, in hopes of addressing the “recent challenges created by increased human mobility, particularly forced migration ...

Dean Latimer shares his expertise regarding Trump’s latest healthcare executive order on News 12

Dr. William Latimer was interviewed by News 12 anchor Jessica Cunnington on the significance of President Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care. President Trump has announced that he would stop subsidy payments that constituted a key structural component of the Affordable Care Act, allowing insurance providers to keep premiums low. Dean Latimer discussed the significance ...

Dr. Alison Behrman, of Lehman’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious NIH grant!

Dean Latimer is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Alison Behrman on her NIH grant of $300,000 to pursue her work related to Rhythmic Entrainment in Bilingual Speakers with Dysarthria. Dr. Behrman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences here at Lehman College. Dr. Behrman’s research interests include motor speech disorders ...