Gender-based Violence, immigrant experience, public health, Uncategorized

Speaking Against the Silencing of Survivors

It wasn't easy to think about it...I was afraid to write about this; perhaps that's the very reason that I should.  **Trigger Warning** - This post is about sexual assault & gender-based violence. Perhaps in the 5th or 6th grade- I remember one Saturday, I was late to the mosque for a weekly session. That day,… Continue reading Speaking Against the Silencing of Survivors

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“Dui-ti shontaner beshi noy…”[“Not more than 2 children…”]

Background: International Centre for Diarrheaol Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) is a research institution "committed to solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative scientific research – including laboratory-based, clinical, epidemiological and health systems research." I am a bit ashamed to admit that just a few months ago, I questioned who would to… Continue reading “Dui-ti shontaner beshi noy…”[“Not more than 2 children…”]

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Happiness (Reasons why I study Public Health)

Last year, at Stony Brook University’s commencement, Billy Joel said  “If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” I was brought up to value people, time, and experiences. Abundance comes from the riches of the heart, not money.  According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 1 in 5 adults… Continue reading Happiness (Reasons why I study Public Health)

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Health of Minorities in the U.S. (Reasons why I study Public Health)

Why am I studying public health? I find racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and child health, the risk factors associated with them, and the role of the life course perspective often difficult to fathom. An article by Geronimus suggests that while the odds of Low Birth Weight (LBW) and Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) are significant… Continue reading Health of Minorities in the U.S. (Reasons why I study Public Health)