Faculty Notes

Judge Fern Fisher Gives a Podcast Talk on How Housing Affects Health

Honorable Fern A. FisherJudge Fern Fisher, Special Assistant for Social Justice Initiatives to the Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, joined Dr. Ira Nash on WHRU for his podcast, Well Said,  to discuss a particularly strong, but often underappreciated influence on health – the quality of housing.

How we live and where we live have a profound influence on our health. In fact, most experts believe that lifestyle choices like diet, physical activity, and smoking, along with social circumstances like poverty and poor educational opportunities, are more powerful predictors of health and wellbeing than genetics or access to good health care.

Listen to the full podcast on the Zucker School of Medicine website.