Health and Data: Weighing the Future of Wearable Technology

While the line "You are what you eat" holds true regarding the impact of nutrition on personal health, a new phrase may become a more accurate predictor of your well-being: “You are what you wear.” Guest contributor Amit Chitre explores some potential benefits and concerns of wearable technology, health data and patient privacy.

MPH Student Earns Two Master’s Degrees Simultaneously

Dhruv Sethi, a student from Richmond, Virginia, just graduated from the online MPH@GW program in May 2017. We spoke with Sethi to learn more about his long-term career goals, why he chose the online MPH@GW program, and what he does to achieve life balance.

Medical Data Breaches: The Latest Health Care Epidemic

10 of the worst hospital data breaches

In recent years, there have been so many news stories about medical records being stolen that many patients now fear their confidential information is no longer safe. Health care data has become an attractive prize for cyber thieves. Guest contributor Paul Cerrato, the author of "Protecting Patient Information," discusses medical data breaches, HIPAA compliance, and advice for providers about preventive security measures. 

53 Sources for Climate Change News

As the effects of global warming become increasingly severe and irreversible, it is more important than ever for aspiring public health professionals and the general public to have access to reliable resources on climate change. We’ve curated a list of 53 of them for you.

What’s in Store for Public Health and the Affordable Care Act?

In a recent Health Policy Expert lecture series, Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, enumerated some of the gravest issues public health professionals — and the communities they serve — might encounter as the future of healthcare in the U.S. becomes increasingly cloudy. 

[Recap] #ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play

What roles can aspiring or practicing public health professionals play in climate mitigation and climate adaptation? To help address this question, MPH@GW recently co-hosted a panel with the American Public Health Association (APHA) in honor of National Public Health Week (NPHW).