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Basch, Charles
Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education
Health & Behavior Studies
212-678-3983

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Educational Background

B.S., M.S., SUNY; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Scholarly Interests

Behavioral epidemiology. Health education program planning and evaluation. Urban and minority populations.

Selected Publications

Basch CE. Executive summary: Healthier students are better learners. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 591-592.

Basch CE. Healthier students are better learners: a Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the achievement gap. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 593-598.

Basch CE. Vision and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 599-605.

Basch CE. Asthma and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 606-613.

Basch CE. Teen pregnancy and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 614-618.

Basch CE. Aggression and violence and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 619-625.

Basch CE. Physical activity and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 626-634.

Basch CE. Breakfast and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 635-640.

Basch CE. Inattention and hyperactivity and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 641-649.

Basch CE. Healthier students are better learners: high quality, strategically planned, and effectively coordinated school health programs must be a fundamental mission of schools to help close the Achievement gap. Journal of School Health 2011; 81 (10): 650-662.

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Compelling Evidence for Mounting a Nationally Coordinated School Health Effort

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