Diana Silver, assistant professor of public health in the Department of Food Studies, Nutrition, and Public Health, has been appointed director of undergraduate global public health programs for NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH).
In her role as director, Silver will provide oversight of the GIPH’s undergraduate global public health curriculum and academic development, collaborating with schools and departments offering global public health majors throughout NYU.
Silver, a researcher who has been working in the field of public health for two decades, explores the variation in state and local public policies that affect public health, and the impact of differences in access to publicly funded services such as clinics, pre-school, after-school, parks and playgrounds shapes outcomes. She is currently co-principal investigator (with James Macinko) of an NIH funded grant to examine the diffusion and impact of alcohol and driving related policies on injuries and fatalities over the past thirty years.
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