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Ronald Chow

Ronald Chow is the ombudsperson and a deputy editor of the Harvard Public Health Review. He has studied epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Yale University and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario (Canada). He has trained as a research student/fellow at Mass General Brigham, Harvard University; University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); and New York Proton Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yemen Health Care Crisis: Challenges in Yemen During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Haya Mohammed Abujledan; Hashim Talib, MBChB; Nusaibah Tawfik Alsanabani, MS, …

Yemen Health Care Crisis: Challenges in Yemen During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Haya Mohammed Abujledan; Hashim Talib, MBChB; Nusaibah Tawfik Alsanabani, MS, …

An Investigation on Turkish Specialist and Practitioner Doctors’ Empathy and Cognitive Flexibility Levels and Interpersonal Relationship Styles By Harika Kökalan Yeşil, MS; …

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Why Data Is Not Enough Covid cases are rising across the United States due to the transmission …

HPHR Fellow, Dr. Heather Tillewein, does an in-depth interview with conversion therapy survivor, Clare Killman. This interview looks into Clare's family background and the extent her family took to prevent Clare from living as a Transgender Female. Clare Killman discusses what it was like during conversion therapy and the lasting impact this form of therapy has had on her life.

Graph 1. U.S.-born and foreign-born participants’ self-reported frequency of fast/packaged food consumption in the last two weeks.

Acculturation, Familial Support, and Unhealthful Dietary Patterns: Evaluating Notable Trends in a Latino Population By Lauren E. Miller, Maud Joachim-Célestin, Marisol Lara, …

Ryan Sutherland explores how widespread use of social media and access to internet-connecting devices expose children to cyberbullying and cyber harm.

Dr. Tillewein discusses the barriers that transgender individuals face when trying to access health care. Transgender individuals face several barriers with insurance, medical providers, and and accessing gender based services. Also, this blog will discuss the lack of education on transgender health that providers have.

Figure 1 : Barriers to, strategies for and ethical reflections surrounding inclusions of ethnic minorities in clinical research

Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Swedish Clinical Cancer Trials: A Qualitative Study of Physicians’ Experiences By Robert Spörndly, Stefan Eriksson, and Tove …

Figure 1 : PDSA Cycle – HHH

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Applying Flexibility to the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model with Transient Populations – A Brief Report By …

Figure 1. Relative percentage decrease for the respondents in the NFCS survey answering “Yes” to the question, “Do you currently have any unpaid bills from a health care or medical service provider (e.g., a hospital, a doctor’s office, or a testing lab) that are past due?” States adopting Medicaid expansion as of 2015 appear in blue & non-expansion states are in orange.

Optimizing Big Data to Inform the Plausibility of Patient Debt By Sebastián R. Díaz and Vikrant Bhatnagar Citation Díaz S and Bhatnagar …

Figure 2. Twenty-nine patients were recruited. One patient attended three cooking classes, five patients attended two cooking classes, and two patients attended one cooking class.

Culturally Sensitive Cooking Classes to Increase Healthy Cooking Confidence in the Latino Community By Christine Nguyen, Arram Noshirvan, Julia Tong, Jason Blanks, …

Edition 23 – The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare Practice

The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare Practice By Haran Ratna Citation Ratna H. The importance of effective communication in healthcare practice. Harvard …

Edition 23 – Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions

Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions By Vanessa Collins Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin …

Edition 23 – Case Report of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda: Addressing Challenges with Access to Healthcare and How Community Health Workers May Be a Potential Solution

Case Report of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda: Addressing Challenges with Access to Healthcare and How Community Health Workers May Be a Potential …

Edition 23 – In the Context of Palliative Care

In the Context of Palliative Care By Ian Wee Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Citation …

Edition 22 – The Kids Could Be Alright: a Call for Comprehensive Sexual Education

The Kids Could Be Alright: a Call for Comprehensive Sexual Education By Kate Kollars Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter …

Edition 22 – Why We Need Price Transparency in Healthcare

Why We Need Price Transparency in Healthcare By Kristoffer Szumigalski Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn …

Edition 22 – Are You a Non-Smoker Visiting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games? Be Advised.

Are You a Non-Smoker Visiting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games? Be Advised. By Kota Yoshioka Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter …

Edition 22 – Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements

Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements By Elizabeth Sherman Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share …

Edition 22 – The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges?

The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges? By Sravanthy Gumidyala Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter …

Edition 22 – Is Advertising a Social Determinant of Health—You Bet!

Is Advertising a Social Determinant of Health—You Bet! By Shantel Herbert-Magee Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin …

Edition 22 – In the Time of #MeToo, Protections for Survivors Still At Risk

In the Time of #MeToo, Protections for Survivors Still At Risk By Amanda Graff Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter …

Edition 22 – CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks

CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks By Catherine Gallori Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on …

Edition 22 – Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why.

Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why. By Sajen Plevyak Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn …

Edition 22 – Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong

Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong By Indu Prakash Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Citation …

Edition 22 – Modernizing the Cuban Healthcare System by Updating Medical Immigration Rules

Modernizing the Cuban Healthcare System by Updating Medical Immigration Rules By Dianelis Lopez Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share …

Edition 21 – The Syrian Mental Health Crisis Present Findings And Future Directions

Ahmad Hassan discusses "The Syrian Mental Health Crisis: Present Findings and Future Directions."​

Edition 21 – Bioterrorism, Public Health and Civil Liberties

Stefano Bonino addresses "Bioterrorism, Public Health and Civil Liberties​."

Edition 9 – Healthcare Recommendations For Recently Arrived Refugees: Observations from EthnoMed

Healthcare Recommendations For Recently Arrived Refugees: Observations from EthnoMed By J. Carey Jackson MD, MPH, MA; Mahri Haider MD, MPH; Christine Wilson …

Edition 7 – Improving Communities, Improving Health

Improving Communities, Improving Health By Jeffrey Sanchez Citation Sanchez J. Improving communities, improving health. Harvard Public Health Review. Summer 2015;7. Improving Communities, Improving …

Edition 7 – A Case for the Future of Global Health

A Case for the Future of Global Health By Justin Healy, MD MPH Citation Healy J. A Case For The Future Of …

Edition 7 – A Case for the Future of Global Health

Single-Payer Health Reform: A Step Toward Reducing Structural Racism in Health Care By Dominic F. Caruso, MD/MPH Candidate; David U. Himmelstein, MD; …

Edition 6 – Defining the Future of Academic Medicine Globally: How U.S. Universities Should Step Up to the Plate

Defining the Future of Academic Medicine Globally: How U.S. Universities Should Step Up to the Plate By Michelle Morse, MD, MPH Citation …

Elizana-Marie Joseph discusses the history and importance of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month.

Legal Obstacles to Biosimilar Market Entry By Laura Karas, MD, MPH; Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH; Kenneth Shermock, PhD; Celia Proctor, PharmD, MBA; …

Financial Toxicity as an Unforeseen Side Effect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease By Misty Hobbs Citation Hobbs M. Financial Toxicity as an Unforeseen …

The blog discusses the public health and economic implications of drinking sugar sweetened beverages, and how Mexico successfully implemented a soda tax regime, thus setting a policy example for the rest of the world battling with non-communicable diseases.

Think tanks, policymakers, research institutions, social non-profits, and healthcare leaders need to get on the ground and understand that challenges in Bihar are unique and hence the solutions as well.

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses the need for a case for serious reforms to regain the health of Bihar.

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses Economic and Political issues affecting the State of Health in Bihar

In this installment from her Thriving Beyond COVID Series, Bibi Chaterpateah shares the pregnancy experience of Tangila A., who lives with endometriosis and PCOS

Edition 6 – Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Investing in Health Care Systems

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Investing in Health Care Systems By Lydia E. Pace MD, MPH and Ingrid T. Katz MD, MHS …

Edition 6 – Creating a Pandemic of Health: Opportunities and Lessons for a University Initiative at the Intersection of Health, Equity, and Innovation

Creating a Pandemic of Health: Opportunities and Lessons for a University Initiative at the Intersection of Health, Equity, and Innovation By S …

Discussing the "co-benefits" of decarbonization for health and climate change mitigation

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam Public Health and the Pulpit Source: Wikimedia Commons Just 250 miles south of the capital of Tunisia, …

Rahseer Dopson interviews Daniel E. Dawes, JD of Moorhouse about health equity and health reform.

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True Curriculum By Rebecca Elliott, MPH Lesson 3: American Education- Flawed by Design? Part II Today we’re talking about We have to …

True Curriculum Rebecca Elliott, MPH Lesson 2: American Education – Flawed by Design? Part I Last time we talked we explored the …

True Curriculum Rebecca Elliott, MPH Lesson 6: Lessons from a Black Educator Today we get to listen to an educator Welcome back! …

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