Public Health America: Suburban Public Health

Sept. 10, 2021
Public Health America: Suburban Public Health

On this edition of Public Health America, Dr. William Latimer speaks with Dr. Martine Hackett to discuss Suburban Public Health and how when it comes to public health, where you live matters.  

Dr. Hackett is an associate professor in the Department of Health Professions at Hofstra University and the Director of the Master of Public Health Program. Her research and community-based work is focused on maternal child health, suburban health equity and the intersection of health and housing. 

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 in New York, thousands of people fled the city for the suburbs seeking more space and a healthier environment. 

For decades, the suburbs seemed to offer a healthy and safe alternative, a way to distance and protect people from the health problems of the city.  

However, the perceived health benefits of suburban life deny the reality that fragmented jurisdictions and pockets of local control in the suburbs created their own unique set of public health problems. Dr. Hackett discusses her new research as well as her background, growing up in the Bronx.

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