Department Highlights

Fall 2023

Keren Ladin's article “Shared Decision Making Among Older Adults With Advanced CKD”, published in the November 2022 issue of AJKD, was selected as one of five recipients of the Editors’ Choice award recognizing outstanding articles this year.

 

On October 4, 2023, Professor Liana Woskie will participate in the Academic Symposium in honor of the inauguration of Sunil Kumar, 14th President of Tufts University. Prof. Woskie will speak as part of the 'One Health & Global' panel.

 

The Department of Community Health welcomes new faculty members, Benjamin Chrisinger and Liana Woskie:

  • Benjamin Chrisinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health. He comes to Tufts from the University of Oxford, where he was an Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Policy Evaluation in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and a Research Fellow with Green-Templeton College. Prior to Oxford, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Training Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research is at the intersection of urban planning and public health, using both quantitative and qualitative methods with a focus on the effects of place on health. He received his PhD in City and Regional Planning, with a certificate in College & University Teaching, from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Chrisinger is teaching CH 199 Beyond the Food Desert this semester.
     
  • Liana Woskie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health. She joins Tufts from a joint Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Watson Institute at Brown University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of the Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality. Her research involves evaluating health system performance and the degree to which systems are held accountable to patients. Woskie’s PhD dissertation, titled “Quantifying Structural Violence: Female Sterilization and Normalized State Repression in Healthcare,” was awarded the Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Award for research on causes and manifestations of violence against women and the Horowitz Foundation Trustees’ Award for most innovative approach to theory and/or methodology. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Feminist Economics, and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and has informed congressional and senate hearings on health financing. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics.

    Dr. Woskie is teaching CH 104 Reproductive Policy & Rights.