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Columbia Examines the Process behind the Bloomberg Administrations’ Public Health Successes

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s term comes to a close, the latest research conducted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public indicates that he leaves a legacy of ambitious public health policies from pioneering restrictions on trans fats and smoking to investments in green spaces and bicycle lanes that have improved the health and increased the life expectancy of New Yorkers. The paper takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Bloomberg Administration to evaluate the evidence and build public support for improving health in the city – which can also serve as a blueprint for health policy in cities across the country. The resulting article in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research reports on the themes that emerged.