PIH's Summer Reading Picks | Partners In HealthAs part of Narrative Month this March, members of the SPH community shared their favorite public health-related reads. From nonfiction books on specific health issues, to novels that show the ways inequality shapes health and wellbeing, these titles have influenced the working and thinking of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. It is absolutely a brilliant piece of work! It was highly recommended to me as a book that public heath students and practitioners should read. Sandro Galea , Dean and Robert A.
How to Get Well, Stay Well & Never Be Sick Again- Raymond Francis (Nov 2017)
Recommended Reading from SPH Community
Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally. We support education in public health by providing a variety of comprehensive classroom and curriculum resources. The list will help those looking to enrich their minds while enjoying the summer months. In under one hundred pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. Rebecca Sloot, which explores issues of race, poverty, and medical ethics as it details the story of Henrietta Lacks, a year-old Black woman in Baltimore who died of cervical cancer in
For scholars and wonks, there are a few spectacularly researched books on the big questions in global health. For everyone in-between, the list is mainly nonfiction, ranging from the indispensable Mountains Beyond Mountains to a story about a doctor bringing peace in a war zone. Below, our recommendations. It is eye-opening, especially for someone with a health or medical background. It was published in but is still highly relevant almost 10 years later. But Mountains Beyond Mountains confirmed to me that good storytelling can bring more people into this work, that words make a difference.
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Make Your Own List. Infectious disease expert—and former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention— Thomas Frieden , takes us inside the world of fighting epidemics, eradicating disease and confronting the preventable damage we do to ourselves. Interview by Eve Gerber. The field of public health seems like a recent invention, but epidemiology is as old as Hippocrates and the Chinese tried immunising in BC. What is public health?