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EmmonsOjikutu

Building Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines in Communities of Color Through Community Investment - An Interview with Dr. Karen Emmons and Dr. Bisola Ojikutu

June 2, 2021

By Matt Nathan, M.D., and Susan Carney Lynch, Dr.PH

Karen Emmons is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is behavioral scientist with a strong track record of funded research in community-based approaches to cancer prevention in a variety of settings that serve under-resourced communities, including low income...

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ReneeSalas

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: COVID-19 and Climate Change: A True Public Health Crisis - An Interview with Renee N. Salas, M.D., MPH, M.S.

April 1, 2021

By Matt Nathan, M.D., and Susan Carney Lynch, Dr.PH

Dr. Renee N. Salas is Affiliated Faculty and previous Burke Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and a Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also...

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Social Impact Review

EDITOR'S NOTE

January 20, 2021

On this cold January day, as the sun beamed through the grey clouds, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office as the 46th President of the United States, expressing infinite hope and representing strong winds of change blowing through a Washington, DC, locked down, yet still proud. American flags were dancing on the steps of the Capitol and all along the great stretch of the National Mall. Today, on the very Capitol steps where two...

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HKoh

POST-ELECTION SERIES: A Passion for Prevention and a Warning for the Unprepared - An Interview with Howard Koh, M.D., MPH

November 19, 2020

By Matt Nathan, M.D., and Susan Carney Lynch, Dr.PH

Dr. Howard K. Koh is one of the most influential healthcare leaders in the world today. He is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School....

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NursingHome

Producing a Just Culture of Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

October 20, 2020

By Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum

As the peaks and valleys of COVID-19 cases and deaths create chaos in the health care sector and dominate news feeds across the globe, the pandemic is shining an intense spotlight on nursing homes - what they do and how well they do it. The highly infectious virus is fueling conversations among families about their elderly loved ones, and fostering policy debates about additional reforms, including calls for alternatives. The voices of nursing home residents - always hard to hear- have been effectively silenced by...

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Vaccine

Will You Roll Up Your Sleeve?

September 30, 2020

By Matt Nathan, M.D.

It was summer. A very active and healthy 39-year-old gentleman was on a family yacht vacation in Canada when he suddenly came down with general malaise, severe back pain, and ultimately weakness and paralysis of his legs in a matter of days. He would lose the ability to walk on his own for the rest of his life....

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COVID’s New Leadership Challenge

September 30, 2020

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

COVID-19 has produced a health crisis, an economic crisis and a social crisis. But it has also exposed a crisis in American foreign policy leadership.

Under the influence of the information revolution and globalization, world politics has changed in a way that means that even if the United States remains the...

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Supporting Indigenous Communities’ Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: An Interview with Victor A. Lopez-Carmen

September 30, 2020

By Lisa Dreier

When the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading globally in early 2020, Victor Lopez-Carmen knew that it represented an existential threat to Indigenous communities. As one of the only Native American student currently at Harvard Medical School and Co-Chair of the ...

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