Tufts in the News

Publication date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Boston Globe
Engineering’s John Durant and Neelakshi Hudda and the School of Medicine’s Doug Brugge will lead a first-of-its-kind study examining indoor air quality in affordable housing developments close to busy roadways in a search for solutions to reduce exposure to transportation-related air pollution.
Publication date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
New York Times
Tufts historian Kendra Field and lecturer Kerri Greenidge developed a website called the African American Trail Project from their research tracing the history of Massachusetts’ African American residents. The article links to the website and features four of the more than 200 historic sites.
Publication date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
National Geographic
Expert testimony by School of Medicine professor Barry Levy is cited in this article about a 2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee and resulting lawsuit filed by workers exposed to the ash during the clean-up who are experiencing debilitating diseases. Levy comments on the toxins within coal ash, noting that “these hazardous substances are well established as causing a wide variety of adverse health effects in humans.”
Publication date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
CBS Boston
A Tufts police officer alerted Somerville police after identifying the vehicle that was allegedly involved in the hit-and-run death of Allison Donovan, leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Publication date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
NBC Boston
This article cites data from Tisch College’s CIRCLE that found 56 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four-year-olds said they supported the gun-violence prevention movement. CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg is quoted.
Publication date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Boston Globe
Ronald Pies, a School of Medicine clinical professor of psychiatry, writes in response to a recent op-ed on the mental state of President Donald Trump that “to argue that psychiatrists must choose between violating the Goldwater rule and remaining silent in the face of injustice is to pose a classic false choice.”
Publication date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Researchers including Tufts School of Medicine’s Ana Soto are tackling the “giant plastic dilemma” facing the planet; Soto’s research focuses on the carcinogenic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastic compounds.
Publication date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Boston Globe
Professor Julian Agyeman comments on how Boston could implement a “congestion charge” on private vehicles to fund improved transit, particularly buses, as a way to commemorate Rosa Parks.
Publication date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
National Public Radio
Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian discusses research at the school investigating the link between processed meats and health risks in this article about a report that recommends consuming less than half an ounce of red meat per day. Mozaffarian notes that “the major factor seems to be all the preservatives and the processing—those do not seem to be good for our body.”
Publication date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Foreign Policy
Katrina Burgess, an associate professor at The Fletcher School, comments on opposition leader Juan Guaidó declaring himself interim president of Venezuela, noting that she supposes “conditions could still get worse for the average Venezuelan, but they are so, so bad right now.”