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  2x2 News from Columbia’s Department of Epidemiology  
 
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 2017
 
 
 
 
Maternal age
 
 
Women who give birth in their thirties have longer telomeres — a marker of healthy cellular aging
 
Several studies have found that late maternal age at last childbirth is associated with maternal longevity
 
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Discrimination and drug use
 
Scientists present evidence that racism and sexism fuel drug use
 
Mailman School faculty map the complex intersections between discrimination, social status, and illegal drug use
 
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Young woman smoking marijuana
 
Uptick in past-month marijuana use among women of reproductive age
 
The prevalence of past-month marijuana use among reproductive-aged women rose from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, an increase of 62 percent
 
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Teen smoking marijuana
 
Shift in some teens' use after recreational marijuana is legalized
 
Marijuana use significantly increased and its perceived harm decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington state following enactment of recreational marijuana laws
 
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Medical marijuana traffic
 
Traffic fatalities decline in states with medical marijuana laws
 
States that enacted medical marijuana laws, on average, experienced reductions in traffic fatalities, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
 
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EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
 
Upcoming Columbia University Epidemiology Grand Rounds (CUEGR)
 
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute Vice Chairman Health Policy, Medical Ethics and Health Policy Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management, Perelm
 
Behavioral economics and health

Wednesday, February 8
4-5:30pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor Auditorium
722 West 168th Street
 
 
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Exec MS classroom
 
Executive MS in Epidemiology Information Session
 
Learn more about Columbia’s Executive Master of Science in Epidemiology, a rigorous program designed to provide working health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to engage in population health research.

Two additional info sessions will be held before the June 1 application deadline: one on March 21 at 6pm, the other on April 27 at 6pm.
 
Monday, February 27
6-7:30pm
Allan Rosenfield Building,
Hess Commons
722 West 168th Street
 
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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 19, 2016–January 24, 2017
 
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
 
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