Do Not Underestimate the Healing Power of Change

Do Not Underestimate the Healing Power of Change

Do Not Underestimate the Healing Power of Change By Dr. Divij Sharma, MBBS Bombay Hospital and Research, Mumbai, India Abstract Healthcare innovation begets a promising future. Despite its shortcomings, and more so during the COVID pandemic, the world’s healthcare infrastructure has much to offer on several fronts. Technology, artificial intelligence and digital acceleration will undoubtedly […]

Racism Is a Disease

Racism Is a Disease

Racism Is a Disease By Payton Kim Racism Is a Disease When addressing health disparities, it is easy to dismiss racial inequalities as a problem of only society, not of pathology. Yet I would challenge those in public health to not only condemn racism socially, but to also make an effort to analyze racism as […]

Black Lives Matter Protest in Portland, OR, USA

Black Lives Matter Protest in Portland, OR, USA

Black Lives Matter Protest in Portland, OR, USA By Tsechu Dolma Black Lives Matter Protest in Portland, OR, USA About the Author Tsechu Dolma Tsechu Dolma spent the first half of her life as a stateless Tibetan refugee in Nepal moving from one refugee camp to another. At eleven, Tsechu fled the civil war in […]

A Tibetan-American Family Dealing with COVID in Queens, NY

A Tibetan-American Family Dealing with COVID in Queens, NY

A Tibetan-American Family Dealing with COVID-19 in Queens, NY By Tsechu Dolma A Tibetan-American Family Dealing with COVID in Queens, NY In March 2020, I left my graduate study at Oxford and travelled home to Queens, NY. At 3 pm, I opened the door into our living room to find a very quiet home. Like […]

Shifting the Narrative … Subtly

Shifting the Narrative … Subtly

Shifting the Narrative…Subtly Interview by Dr. Yulin Hswen, University of San Francisco, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Edited by Siona Prasad Shifting the Narrative…Subtly   In a recent interview with Dr. Yulin Hswen, IDK challenged norms in education, in fashion, and in what is considered a flex in pop culture. Could IDK’s subtle, but unique […]

Sleep and Mental Health in Students

Sleep and Mental Health in Students

Sleep and Mental Health in Students By James Davis Sleep and Mental Health in Students Student mental health concerns are on the rise (Chirikov et al., 2020). Schools expanding mental health support do so amid regular questions of efficacy (Chamberlin, 2009). Despite many well-intended initiatives, mental health trends have not changed much over the years. […]

Sleep and Mental Health in Students

HPHRxHealthRighters Blog - The Big

The Big Catfish​ By Jessica Q. Honig, LCSW, EdM The Big Catfish​​ To me, the only thing scarier than my brother is the state of health care. I have woken in night terrors, at a loss of what to do for twenty years. Sharing this point of view cannot be any riskier than the situation […]

Dr. Robert X. Williams: A Luminary Mentor

Dr. Robert X. Williams

A Luminary Mentor By June Samuel Dr. Robert X. Williams: A Luminary Mentor The birth of a child is the rebirth of a mother. It is a monumental life event for a woman. He was a legendary doctor who was present at this monumental event with mothers, welcoming new life, only about nine thousand times!   […]

Unheard Voices: A Transatlantic Comparison of Refugee and Marginalized Group’s Healthcare Experiences: A Photo Essay

Unheard Voices: A Transatlantic Comparison of Refugee and Marginalized Group’s Healthcare Experiences By Aditya Milun Mittal Unheard Voices: A Transatlantic Comparison of Refugee and Marginalized Group’s Healthcare Experiences As the US healthcare system undergoes reconstruction, refugee voices are not prominent voices in that discussion. New immigrant and refugees are covered under Medicaid yet experience a […]