Weill Faculty Member Dr. Vanessa Rouzier Discusses Leading Haiti Cholera Response Efforts

On Jan. 10, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of Haiti, displacing millions of people, destroying much of the country’s infrastructure and ultimately creating nearly inhabitable conditions — a common recipe for a disease outbreak to take hold. It was not unexpected when Haiti then experienced the worst cholera outbreak in modern history.

The Psychology Behind Students’ Public Health Decisions During COVID-19

In the past year and a half, many students have changed their behavior around travel, events and other activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic — with a previous academic year that included COVID-19 testing, indoor masking and Zoom fatigue.

The Sun spoke to Prof. Laura Niemi, psychology, about the moral dilemmas that young people, particularly college students, face while making public health decisions during the pandemic.

Coughs on Campus? Probably the Flu

2,216 cases of the flu have been reported in Central New York since Oct. 5, 2019, with 65 of those having been treated at Cornell, according to Anne Jones, Cornell Health’s director of medical services.

A Veterinarian Without Borders: Dr. Jarra Jagne’s International Veterinary Career

The “One Health” initiative doesn’t just apply to a link between doctors and veterinarians. It reflects the need for a global effort to combat epidemics that are as far-reaching as zoonotic diseases. Dr. Jagne firmly believes it is this force, a system of collaboration spanning not just countries but continents that will better prepare the world for the next epidemic.

A New PHeNoMena in Health

According to Prof. David Erickson, mechanical and aerospace engineering, the use of waves to guide particles, allowing for small scale chemical analysis, makes mobile health testing a possibility.