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HPHR Week

Oct 23-27, 2021

September 20, 2021 ~ HPHR Journal (formerly known as the Harvard Public Health Review) has released 11 new calls for submissions, due October 22, 2021.
 
The Journal invites emerging and established researchers, activists, and thought-leaders representing diverse universities, nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, health care settings, community-based and grassroots organizations, and other settings to submit materials for consideration. 

HPHR Fellows Interview Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

HPHR Fellows Ryan Sutherland and Javaid Iqbal recently met with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President and Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Dr. Caroline Light

Columnist – Dr. Caroline Light

Dr. Caroline Light is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Harvard’s Program in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

PHR Fellows - Randevyn Pierre

Columnist – Randevyn Pierre

Randevyn is a Colorado native, and matriculated from Colorado Technical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

HPHR Fellow Ellen Considine

Columnist – Ellen Considine

Ellen Considine is a first-year PhD student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Ryan Montoya

Columnist – Dr. Ryan Montoya

Dr. Ryan Montoya is the Primary Care Medical Director at Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, in Washington, DC.

HPHR Fellow Ananya Awasthi

Dr. Ananya Awasthi is the Assistant Director for the Harvard School of Public Health- India Research Center.

HPHR Fellow Dr. Hannah Nazri

Columnist – Dr. Hannah Nazri

Dr. Hannah Nazri is a specialty trainee in obstetrics & gynaecology at the United Kingdom's National Health Service England and a DPhil candidate in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with a focus on endometriosis pathophysiology and biomarker research at the University of Oxford.

Columnist – Penny Sun

Penny Sun just finished her MPH student in the Global Health department, with a certificate in leadership studies, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

HPHR Fellow Sofia Weiss Goitiandia

Sofia Weiss Goitiandia (she/her) is a medical student holding a BA in Natural Sciences (specialisation: Neurosciences) from the University of Cambridge, who will also complete her MSc in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet in June 2021.

HPHR Fellow Naomi Fukuda

Columnist – Naomi Fukuda

Naomi Fukuda is a pre-dental student at Haverford College.

The Humor Scientist: Ep3 Now Available

Watch the third episode of The Humor Scientist with Matt Kazam, on HPHR.org. In this episode, “Work and The Great Resignation,” Matt explores whether humor can improve workplace culture.

Edition 35 – DrPH Edition

Edition 35 – DrPH Edition

This selection of articles was curated in partnership with the DrPH Coalition.

All Doctors Should Be Social Activists By Sofia Weiss Goitiandia and Izzy Edwards Citation Goitiandia

Edition 14 – Health Reform in the U.S.: Same Evidence, Different Frames

Health Reform in the U.S.: Same Evidence, Different Frames By Eric Coles Citation Coles E.

Edition 14 – Flight Bans and the Ebola Crisis: Policy Recommendations for Future Global Health Epidemics

Flight Bans and the Ebola Crisis: Policy Recommendations for Future Global Health Epidemics By Chelsea

Edition 14 – Thank You, Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan

Thank You, Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan By Leigh B. Grossman, MD Citation Grossman L. Thank

Edition 12 – Brexit and Health: A Tragedy of Errors

Brexit and Health: A Tragedy of Errors By Martin McKee and Rifat Atun Citation McKee

Edition 12 – Refugee Resettlement: An Important but Neglected Part of Global Health

Refugee Resettlement: An Important but Neglected Part of Global Health By Sumit Agarwal, MD, MPH

Edition 12 – Odds, Arcs, and Policy Change: A Step-by-Step Look at a Public Health Campaign Taking on the Dietary Supplements Industry

Odds, Arcs, and Policy Change: A Step-by-Step Look at a Public Health Campaign Taking on

Edition 12 – Addressing HIV/AIDS within a New Administration

Addressing HIV/AIDS within a New Administration By Ulysses Burley III, MD Citation Burley III, U.

Pregnancy During the COVID-19 pandemic: A Nerve Wracking and Isolating Experience for Women and Health

Children Are Not Small Adults By John Michl Wright, MD; Heather G. Huxol, MD; Corrie

Historical Context of Racism in the U.S. and Its Impact on Maternal Mortality By Kevin

The Integration of Doulas into the Pregnancy Care Teams of Women of Color in the

Mental Health and Postpartum Mortality in the COVID-19 Era By Ada Hsieh, MD Citation Hsieh

Evaluating the Macroeconomic Impact Burden of Potentially Averted Deaths Under Five By Alexis N. Bowder,

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Access in the U.S.: A Multifactorial Challenge with Dynamic Policy

Youth Trauma Is a Silent Epidemic That Must Be Stopped By Dr. Rob Carpenter Citation

Edition 34 – Neonatal Mortality, Infant Mortality, and Under-Five Mortality Rates in the Provinces of Zimbabwe: A Geostatistical and Spatial Analysis of Public Health Policy Provisions

Neonatal Mortality, Infant Mortality, and Under-Five Mortality Rates in the Provinces of Zimbabwe: A Geostatistical

Medical School During a Pandemic: A Retrospective Study on U.S. Medical School Reopening Policies By

Ending Obstetric Fistulas by 2030: The Role of Global Surgery in Rural Communities By Brintha

HPHR Author Insight of the Week

Author Anna Bogursky discusses her article, “It’s Time to Combat Stubborn Insurance Companies: Bariatric Patients Deserve to Live” in Edition 28 of HPHR, which is our featured HPHR Author Insight of the week. Watch all of the HPHR Author Insights here and on our YouTube channel.  

Pink Pistols

In the Crosshairs: On Gender, Race, and Firearm Violence  By Dr. Caroline Light Introducing “In

HPHR Fellows Interview Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Chief Medical Advisor to the President & NIAID Director

Special Interview withAnthony S. Fauci, MD Conducted by HPHR Fellows Alumni Ryan Sutherland, MPH and

Dr. Ryan Montoya - Abortion Consultation

Dr. Ryan Montoya sheds light on providing abortion consultations via telehealth during the pandemic.

How does wildfire smoke impact our health, and how can we reduce this harm?

Sleep and Mental Health in Students

Sleep and Mental Health in Students By James Davis Sleep and Mental Health in Students

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact The 100 Series"

Former President Barack Obama is famously quoted as saying, “we have more in common than we have things that divide us.” This philosophy may or may not have moved the needle on this country’s politics around human decency, but perhaps it offers us a start to reducing healthcare hesitancy in exam rooms all over the United States.

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 104: Healthcare Through Angela’s Eyes (Part 2 of 2)

During Angela Braden's battle to preserve her sight, the medical mistrust of her support system took an unexpected turn as her Black family immediately questioned the qualifications and competence of a Black physician. Soon thereafter, they were confronted with their worse fears.

Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM highlights absurdities of navigating the modern health care system for children with complex needs (#8)

How can we provide the best care for our children if the process is so complex, and sometimes absurd?

Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM discusses Health Literacy, Health Equity, and Housing: Focus on the Section 8 Housing Search (#7)

Housing is Health. Health Equity is Health Literacy. What can we do to make systems better so people can use them and improve their health?

Jackie Leung discusses the importance of community health workers in public health.

Dr Rufaid and Javaid Iqbal discuss Healthcare in Kashmir

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Health Care in Kashmir *All authors contributed equally to this

Ryan Sutherland, MPH, and Nur Afiaty Investigate the Spread of COVID-19 and Misinformation in Indonesia

As the world’s fourth most populated country with a population that exceeds 270 million, Indonesia has reported over 2.7 million COVID-19 infections. Recent surges have exposed the vulnerability of the Indonesian healthcare system, overwhelming overburdened medical facilities. Will Indonesia become the next global epicenter for the virus, replacing India and Brazil?

Dr. Ananya Awasthi describes how WHO's MPOWER strategy can be applied to promote a HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENT.

The blog discusses WHO's MPOWER strategy and how it can be applied to promote a Healthy Food Environment.

Dr. Ananya Awasthi discusses why we need knowledge translation to promote India's nutrition agenda?

The blog discusses the need for knowledge translation to promote an evidence based agenda for India's nutrition policy and action agenda.

Dr. Hannah Nazri Column

Dr. Hannah Nazri recommends three books to understand how politics and economic climate, and culture can impact a patient's journey in accessing healthcare especially if they are women.

Dr. Hannah Nazri tells us why she is passionate about combining activism into her clinical work and research interests, the nature of science and how medicine cannot work in silo.

Health with Humanity By Joanna Burke-Bajaj One Health: An emerging public health field with the opportunity

Health with Humanity By Joanna Burke-Bajaj The Future of Choice in Feeding: A history of breastfeeding

Matter over Words: A Conversation with Shehzad Ghias Shaikh​

A tale of two centuries

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam A tale of two centuries   Towards the end of

Disability Equity: creating a more inclusive healthcare system and Public Health framework.

Disability it is one of those topics that fall within the intersection of health and social sciences. How the disability community is structured, supported, and even developed depends holistically on the delicate balance of medical intervention and societal inclusion.