Media Coverage

VeryWell Interviews Rothstein for Workout Story

May 06, 2024

The consumer health site VeryWell featured insight from Alexander Rothstein, M.S., coordinator and instructor for the Exercise Science program, in an article about Every Minute on the Minute (EMOM) workouts. Rothstein explains that these high-intensity interval training sessions involve performing a specific exercise or series of exercises for a set number of repetitions or a predetermined time within a minute. The remaining time within that minute is used for rest before the cycle repeats, providing a challenging cardio session in a shorter timeframe.

“EMOM essentially allows people to pace themselves within their given exercise prescription [in whichever way] they feel it is most efficient for them to perform, but it also keeps the workout and rest intervals within sufficient limits to provide a high-intensity workout,” says Rothstein.


May 04, 2024

Board-certified infectious disease physician Carl Abraham, M.D., assistant professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas, lent his expertise to a Newsweek article about bird flu. When asked whether humans can contract bird flu, Abraham said, “It is rare for avian influenza to infect humans. Two cases have been reported in the U.S., both in persons with significant exposure to infected mammals—most recently this year in a cattle worker in Texas who had conjunctivitis as the only symptom. Therefore, the risk of illness to humans is extremely low. People who own birds that come into contact with wild birds and cattle farmers are at most risk to come into contact with bird flu, but the risk of illness in those persons is still negligible."

Abraham’s bird flu insight was also featured on multiple healthcare sites, including and Respiratory Therapy.


Apr 26, 2024

In April 2024, NYITCOM-Arkansas Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research and Publications Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., was featured in two Salon articles about the circulating bird flu. In an article dated April 26, Rajnarayanan discussed testing for the virus in cattle. He explained that, while testing is still mostly done by cattle ranchers voluntarily, public health officials should implement comprehensive guidelines for both common citizens and ranchers, including testing mandates.

In an article published on April 10, Rajnarayanan noted that he believes the risk for human-to-human transmission is low, but he is concerned about the virus transmitting to other mammals on a farm. This includes pigs, which can get infected with multiple viruses at a time and make it easier for the virus to mutate into a new one that could more easily jump from mammal to mammal, including humans. Quotes Melis on Tuscan Village

Apr 25, 2024

IDC Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor Alessandro Melis, Ph.D., is quoted in a story about Peccioli, this year’s winner in the annual contest to find Il Borgo dei Borghi, the "Village of Villages". "[Peccioli] is full of infrastructure that you cannot see anywhere else," said Melis; New York Tech’s School of Architecture and curated an on-campus exhibition about the town. "For instance, in the city centre the village provides free car sharing for everybody. There are two robots, one robot is collecting the waste from the houses. And another robot is making shopping for elderly or disabled people in the city. It's like science fiction."


Rothstein Quoted in Peloton's Blog

Apr 23, 2024

Peloton's blog, The Output, interviewed Alex Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, about metabolic conditioning (metcon) workouts. As he explains, the body relies on three metabolic systems—phosphagen, glycolytic, and oxidative—to store and make use of energy. Metcon workouts, which often utilize circuits of strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and high-intensity intervals, challenge all three of these pathways in one efficient workout. 

“Metabolic conditioning workouts often alternate different exercises or groups of exercises to work between high and moderate intensities and work the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems,” says Rothstein. “All three systems are always working but the percentages of energy that come from each vary depending on our body’s needs."


Nadler Shares PFAS Insight with Food & Wine

Apr 22, 2024

Environmental health expert David Nadler, Ph.D., research assistant professor, is featured in a Food & Wine explainer about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as "forever chemicals."

Nadler says, "PFAS are...'super chemicals' that can do just about anything, from making sure that your food doesn't stick to your pan to letting you wear a piece of clothing that can wick away water, and just about anything in between. History shows us that these types of super chemicals that can do anything tend to be the most hazardous."


Outlets Publicize Counseling Research

Apr 18, 2024

NewsMedical.netInnovateLI, and, featured research by Nayoung Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and counseling, which investigates how college students across different races perceive mental health treatment. Kim, who is a faculty member in the Mental Health Counseling, M.S. program, analyzed survey responses from 747 college students across the United States, including factors like self stigma, public stigma, and social support. Her findings could help college counseling and wellness professionals better understand students' cultural experiences and barriers to seeking mental health treatment. 


Newsday Taps Harper for Public Health Story

Apr 18, 2024

Newsday interviewed Brian Harper, M.D., chief medical officer and vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, about the rising cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in medically underserved Long Island communities. Harper, who previously served as a Suffolk County health commissioner and director of the Bureau of HIV Services for Nassau County's Department of Health, advised officials and providers to replicate the public outreach model conducted during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which targeted community leaders and gathering places.

“You go out and physically speak to people,” he said, recalling one conference he arranged for barbers and beauticians. “We did condom demonstrations. We walked them through the process of how the virus was being transmitted.”


Apr 17, 2024

As seen in TIME, Clinical Associate Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, debunks a TikTok trend encouraging users to consume daily olive oil shots. While people taking the shots believe they are more likely to reap the oil’s health benefits, Haar explains that doing so can lead to weight gain, as the average olive oil shot adds approximately 357 calories to one’s daily consumption.

“The thing people don’t realize is that no matter what type of fat they’re consuming, it all has the same calories,” says Haar. “A tablespoon of lard and a tablespoon of olive oil are equal in number of calories…Once a food rightfully gets a healthy aura, there’s this notion of, ‘Some is good. More is better,’ but that’s not always the case.”

The article was also shared on and


Nizich Comments on Potential TikTok Ban in University Business

Apr 16, 2024

The implications and consequences for colleges and universities of a possible ban on TikTok is explored in University Business. Beyond suggesting possibly enrollment marketing challenges, the article notes that institutions must also protect against compromising their personal data and digital footprint, given the platform’s owner. Chinese national security laws compelling organizations to assist with intelligence gathering could force ByteDance to overturn its data, which includes intimate and detailed user posts from students and even early-stage campus research discoveries, says ETIC Director Michael Nizich, Ph.D.  “Because the company is Chinese-owned, the long-time, flagrant and deliberate theft of intellectual property by China in recent years puts the onus of securing those servers on China,” he says. “It leaves a big question mark as to why China would properly secure TikTok servers and data while it has every intention of using it for its own purposes.”