Arguments, Evidence, and Abortion Policy

Dr. 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

Dr. Michael Stein and Dr. Sandro Galea discuss PAINED, a collection of 50 short essays and 20 databytes that stimulate the national conversation about health. Michael Stein is the Chair of health law, policy, and management at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Executive Editor of Public Health Post. Sandro Galea is the Dean and Robert A. Knox professor at the Boston University School of Public Health.

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White Supremacy and the Health of Populations

Dr. 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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