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Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel

Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University

Michael is a physician who completed his residency in Preventive Medicine at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and trained in epidemiology for two years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta before coming to Boston. His primary research interest is in the area of tobacco control, focusing on secondhand smoke health effects, exposure, and policies, cigarette advertising and marketing practices and their effects on youths, and evaluation of tobacco control policies and their impact on youth and adult smoking behavior. His primary teaching is in the areas of mass communication, marketing, and public health advocacy. He is co-author of a book, entitled “Marketing Public Health: Strategies to Promote Social Change,” that grew out of his teaching experience at the School. He has been active in promoting smoke-free bar and restaurant policies throughout the country and has served as an expert witness in several major tobacco litigation cases. He has also conducted research on alcohol marketing and youth drinking behavior. Most recently, he is conducting research on gun violence prevention

Gun violence in the US kills more black people and urban dwellers

Nov 08, 2017 15:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life Law

On Nov. 5, just 35 days after the deadly Las Vegas shooting, a man walked into a church in a small Texas town and murdered 26 people with an assault rifle. The coverage dominated the news. But the day before, even more...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds close higher on hopes of deterioration in April trade balance data

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JPY/KRW cross likely to trade lower towards 9.60, rebound if U.S. Treasury sell-off rattles stock markets: Scotiabank

The JPY/KRW currency cross is expected to trade lower towards 9.60 over the near-term as rising 10-year U.S. Treasury yield would undermine the Japanese yen more should the VIX stay contained. The South Korean exporters...

Australian 10-year bond yield dips to 1-week low ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds ralliedon Tuesdayas investors do not expect any hint on interest rate hike from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe in hisMay 23speech. Following dovish sentiment, the...

Hong Kong’s headline inflation slows in April, inflationary pressures likely to go up in 2018

Hong Kongs headline consumer price inflation rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in April, a slowdown from 2.6 percent seen in the prior month, showed the Census and Statistics Department. Netting out the effects of all...

New Zealand retail sales rise below expectations in Q1, consumption growth likely to moderate

New Zealand retail sales volumes came in softer than anticipated in the first quarter of 2018. The retail sales volumes grew just 0.1 percent sequentially, as compared with market projections of 1 percent. The figure for...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

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Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

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Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

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700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

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States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

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Technology

Cybersecurity Service Extends its Hand to the Medical Industry

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VChain Startup to Solve Long Queues at the Airport

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Compromised 'TeenSafe' App Servers Exposed Thousands of Private Account Details

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Blockchain Thriving Within Singapore’s Borders

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Treyarch Says There's No Nintendo Switch Port For 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of the highly anticipated video games that was announced recently. Unfortunately, developer Treyarch already dismissed rumors pointing to the titles Nintendo Switch port. The news may...
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