Health & Science

Members of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Asian Dental Organization pose in a garden.
May 25, 2021 Large Image
A student dentist confronts language barriers in the community and the clinic

There’s an expression in Cantonese: “like a chicken talking to a duck.” It refers to the difficulty people who speak different languages—or...

A woman in a lab coat sits in a lab. Noell Cho, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentors other first-generation college students, Pacific Islanders, and women in science.
May 19, 2021 Large Image
Neuroscientist Noell Cho, who grew up in the cultural melting pot of Guam, helps students from all backgrounds feel at home in science

As a first-generation college student from the small island of Guam in the western Pacific, Noell Cho was well into her undergraduate degree...

A man poses for a formal portrait in front of the American flag. Pritesh Gandhi, A04, M11, MG11 (MPH) was appointed chief medical officer for the Department of Homeland Security by President Joe Biden.
May 18, 2021 Large Image
Promoting wellbeing of ‘communities and families’ makes the nation safer, says the triple Jumbo who is chief medical officer for DHS

Earlier this spring, physician Pritesh Gandhi, who studied international relations, economics, medicine, and public health at Tufts, was sitting...

A graph showing vaccine hesitancy by ethnicity, with white non-Hispanic people and Black non-Hispanic people both about 18% hesitant
May 18, 2021 Large Image
New nationwide survey by Tufts University researchers finds those most hesitant are younger, less educated and more likely to trust former President Donald Trump; also finds racial divide in access to vaccine

White people are more likely to have been vaccinated than Black people despite similar levels of vaccine hesitancy, or saying they are very...

Two boys wearing masks bumping elbows in the woods. A Tufts-led study of summer camps for kids that were open last year has lessons for this year’s campers and parents
May 18, 2021 Large Image
A Tufts-led study of camps for kids that were open last year has lessons for this year’s campers and parents

COVID-19 didn’t just close schools over the past year, it also wreaked considerable havoc on summer camps. The vast majority—82% of camps in the...