Practically Speaking

A series of monthly short videos that provide practical tips and techniques you can use.

Practically Speaking | July 15th, 2019

Suicide as a Public Health Crisis

Why has the media recently described suicide as a public health crisis despite its rarity on the population level? Dr. Jaimie Gradus, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at BUSPH, shares three key points on understanding this epidemic and what researchers are doing to help prevent future deaths.

Practically Speaking | January 3rd, 2019

Understanding the Exposure Disease Pathway

How do environmental health professionals discover and address problems like the Flint water crisis? Dr. Jennifer Schlezinger explains an essential framework called the Exposure Disease Pathway.

Practically Speaking | November 7th, 2018

Researching Intimate Partner Violence

It is more important than ever to study and develop prevention initiatives for intimate partner violence (IPV) in an accurate, safe, and ethical way. Nafisa Halim shares three key points about researching IPV.

Practically Speaking | October 18th, 2018

Addressing US Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality in the US is a much bigger and broader problem than people expect. These are the three key things to know before we can do something about it.

Practically Speaking | May 9th, 2018

The Power of Geocoding

Geographic Information Systems can be a powerful tool for communicating spatially-linked research, but there are a few key things to know before you begin geocoding your data.

Practically Speaking | January 26th, 2018

Evaluating Research Claims

Whether it’s for your job or just of interest, it’s important to be able to critically assess an epidemiologic research paper.

Practically Speaking | December 15th, 2017

Networking with LinkedIn

Networking is important for everyone, including public health professionals. Whether you’re happy with your current position or job searching, an up-to-date profile on LinkedIn can help you grow your professional network.

Practically Speaking | October 3rd, 2017

Stress Management and Compassion in Challenging Times

We all know that everyone experiences stress on a daily basis—from our work or our extracurricular activities, and news of recent tragic events. Research indicates that stress can have a real impact on our physical and mental health as well as our relationships, leading us to be less compassionate.

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