A Resolve to Save Lives

Cyrus Shahpar, Director of the Prevent Epidemics Team at the Resolve to Save Lives, puts forward his definition of epidemic intelligence and gives his thoughts on what we can learn from the response to Ebola.

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Recovery in the Republic

Raagini Jawa, an expert in infectious disease and addiction medicine, considers her recovery from symptoms of Covid-19 during the 2020 Election.

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Antiracism and the Public’s Health

Ibram X. Kendi reflects on Covid-19, the history of health disparities, freedom, and his best-selling book, How to Be an Antiracist.

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Making Smoking History

Michael Siegel, an expert in tobacco control, alcohol use, and firearm violence, explains the surge in respiratory illness and death associated with vaping.

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Policing Black Lives

LaShyra “Lash” Nolen, the first Black woman to become Harvard Medical School class president, offers her perspective as the country struggles to respond to two epidemics: coronavirus and police violence against minority communities.

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Arguments, Evidence, and Abortion Policy

Marian Jarlenski, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, presents her research challenging claims that induced abortion harms women’s health, a line of reasoning that has emerged as state legislators increasingly seek to enact laws to regulate the provision of abortion.

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Uncomfortable Conversations

Michael Stein and Sandro Galea discuss PAINED, a collection of 50 short essays and 20 databytes that stimulate the national conversation about health.

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White Supremacy and the Health of Populations

Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, reflects on white supremacy as a determinant of health, lessons learned from the radical health movement, Black reparations, and advice for the next generation organizing to dismantle white supremacy in health systems.

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Harper Watters Dances for HIV Prevention

Harper Watters, a soloist in the Houston Ballet, speaks on art and public health, leveraging social media, representation of LGBTQ communities of color, and advice for the next generation trying to make their voices heard about HIV.

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Michael Botticelli: The Politics of the Opioid Epidemic

Michael Botticelli, Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction, describes the state of the opioid epidemic, explains how policies changed in the eras of Obama and Trump, highlights bi-partisan efforts, and offers advice to the current generation of public health practitioners responding to the epidemic.

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