Tag Archives: public health

finding beauty in each dangerous opportunity

This week turned my life upside down. Literally. My work days stretched from a 10-hour up to a 14-hour day. I didn’t know I could work that long. Seriously.  This week I had two deadlines: 1. To get a manuscript out for final edits before resubmission, and 2. a revised aims page and research strategy. Those […]

The things I learned…

This is a blog post I wrote for and shared with the students of MC795 The Health of Adolescents and Emerging Adults (for which I TA’ed this semester): Dear learners and journeyers of MC795, It is almost the fifteenth week of our meeting, and I believe we could continue to meet, think and talk for […]

Superbowl Sunday

This Sunday an expected 184 million Americans will tune in to watch the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX. A tough game is expected with the two competitors evenly matched in their strategy, physicality, and aggression. As such, spectators can look forward to a lively and tense game. There […]

Changing the Cage

In public health we learn hard skills and strategies to guide us in assessing community health issues, developing programs/policies and evaluating their efficacy. And yet, each day our work is challenged by new frameworks, belief systems, politics, and systems of oppression. This week we ask: How does public health take on addiction—one of our most […]

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Junior

Justice and Public Health

In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” As we head into a day commemorating Dr. King, this past week gives us much to reflect upon as individuals, community members, and public health researchers and practitioners.The tragic suicide of trans* teen Leelah Alcorn […]