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  2x2 News from Columbia‚Äôs Department of Epidemiology  
 
 
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2016
 
 
 
 
Teen substance abuse
 
 
Substance abuse more likely among high schoolers with mental health issues
 
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health with collaborators at the Federal University of Sao Paulo studied the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and patterns of substance use among high school students in Brazil and found that respondents with clinically significant scores on a behavioral screening questionnaire were more likely to use alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana in the past month compared to those without symptoms.
 
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Obesity on the rise
 
Obesity on the rise in adults with a history of cancer
 
Colorectal and breast cancer survivors and non-Hispanic blacks at highest risk for obesity
 
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Alcohol use by pregnant women
 
Health insurance coverage can lower odds of alcohol use by pregnant women
 
 
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EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
Silvia S. Martins, MD, PHD
 
"I am a man:” Intersectionality, black heterosexual men, and sexual HIV risk
 
Lisa Bowleg, PHD
Professor of Applied Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
The George Washington University
 
Wednesday, September 14
4-5:30pm
 
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Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
 
Epidemiologic research in Alzheimer's disease and dementia prevention
 
Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
Associate Professor
Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
UCSF School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, October 19
4-5:30pm
 
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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 28–August 29, 2016
 
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
 
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