NYU Launches Online MPH Geared Toward Graduate Students in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

May 23, 2017

The College of Global Public Health Degree to Focus on Meeting 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals in Public Health

First Class to Include Twenty Students from Low-Income Nations Who Wi

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New Faculty and Research Team

August 16, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Don Des Jarlais and his research team to NYU GPH!

 

Meet the Team:

 

Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, GPH Clinical Associate Professor

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New Faculty: Dr. LeConté J. Dill

August 16, 2018

The New Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Public Health Practice at GPH.

 

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Cross Continental Experience Blog: A Ghanaian Arrival

August 13, 2018

The Cross Continental Experience Blog by Clayton Richardson, CCMPH Student

Pictured Above: Students in Accra  from left to right- Alana Zimmer, Alyssa Penizotto, Aria

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Telephone-based mindfulness training to reduce stress in women with myocardial infarction: Rationale and design of a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Spruill, T. M., Reynolds, H. R., Dickson, V. V., Shallcross, A. J., Visvanathan, P. D., Park, C., Kalinowski, J., Zhong, H., Berger, J. S., Hochman, J. S., Fishman, G. I., & Ogedegbe, G.

Publication year

2018

Journal title

American Heart Journal

Volume

202

Page(s)

61-67
Abstract
Background: Elevated stress is associated with adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes and accounts in part for the poorer recovery experienced by women compared with men after myocardial infarction (MI). Psychosocial interventions improve outcomes overall but are less effective for women than for men with MI, suggesting the need for different approaches. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based intervention that targets key psychosocial vulnerabilities in women including rumination (i.e., repetitive negative thinking) and low social support. This article describes the rationale and design of a multicenter randomized controlled trial to test the effects of telephone-delivered MBCT (MBCT-T) in women with MI. Methods: We plan to randomize 144 women reporting elevated perceived stress at least two months after MI to MBCT-T or enhanced usual care (EUC), which each involve eight weekly telephone sessions. Perceived stress and a set of patient-centered health outcomes and potential mediators will be assessed before and after the 8-week telephone programs and at 6-month follow-up. We will test the hypothesis that MBCT-T will be associated with greater 6-month improvements in perceived stress (primary outcome), disease-specific health status, quality of life, depression and anxiety symptoms, and actigraphy-based sleep quality (secondary outcomes) compared with EUC. Changes in mindfulness, rumination and perceived social support will be evaluated as potential mediators in exploratory analyses. Conclusions: If found to be effective, this innovative, scalable intervention may be a promising secondary prevention strategy for women with MI experiencing elevated perceived stress.

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