Mandating the COVID-19 Vaccine Part II by HPHR Fellow Priya Vedula

It seems that the key question is not whether we can or cannot mandate; rather, it is whether we should. It seems peculiar that many prominent people who are vaccinated or who understand the importance of the vaccine are choosing to either stay silent about it or actively oppose it.

Fellow Priya Vedula Dissects Single Payer in California

What exactly does a single-payer healthcare system look like? By definition, a single payer healthcare system is a system in which there is a single public agency that handles the financing of healthcare for all residents. Assembly Bill 1400 would establish a system known as CalCare that would expand coverage to all Californians and include long-term care, dental care, mental health care, and prescription coverage.

Priya Vedula discusses why “Voting is a Public Health Issue”

The health of a democracy is intricately tied to the health of the community and voting rights must be viewed as a public health issue. Since 1988, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine), has called upon public health professionals to advocate for conditions that directly affect the health of people, including voting

Priya Vedula

HPHR Fellow Priya Vedula

Priya Vedula is a first-year medical student at the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM).