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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
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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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
Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor Auditorium
722 West 168th Street
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
Allan Rosenfield Building,
Hess Commons
722 West 168th Street
December 19, 2016–January 24, 2017
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
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