How Being a Prisoner and Patient Is Fit for Tragedy in the U.S.

Fuentes P. How being a prisoner and patient is fit for tragedy in the U.S. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. Today I write in the midst of a novel infectious enemy, and the grim shadow of a more vicious and violent opponent: racial inequality. The gruesome image of George Floyd’s deadly encounter with police […]

Misinformation, Health Equity, News Media: Application of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to Examine News Media’s Role in Normalizing Religious Bigotry

Irfan A, Sifat M, Brown Z. Misinformation, health equity, news media: application of critical race theory (CRT) to examine news media’s role in normalizing religious bigotry. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. Abstract One of the unintended consequences of infodemics is the subtle misinformation, especially through nonverbalized images, which often goes unexamined. In an age […]

COVID-19 Is a Great Opportunity for Black Women to Reconsider Hospital Birth

Elliott R. COVID-19 is a great opportunity for Black women to reconsider hospital birth. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. “It’s been a four-year journey for us,” Bree Barry says during in an interview featured in the second installment of an ABC news series called The COVID-19 Diaries. “We knew right away [that we were […]

Pandemic of Racism: Public Health Implications of Political Misinformation 

Irfan A, Bieniek-Tobasco A, Golembeski C. Pandemic of racism: public health implications of political misinformation. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. Abstract Misinformation amplified by political elites can lead to an increase in racism and discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities and other populations who experience vulnerabilities. Politically-motivated misinformation, as observed during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Acculturation, Familial Support, and Unhealthful Dietary Patterns: Evaluating Notable Trends in a Latino Population

Miller L, Joachim-Célestin M, Lara M, Deshields S, DaCosta Davis  S, Montgomery S, Clarke C. Acculturation, familial support, and unhealthful dietary patterns: evaluating notable trends in a Latino population. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract Increased acculturation among Latinos has been associated with a decrease in the quality of dietary habits and an increase in […]

Youth in Global Health: IFMSA at 71st World Health Assembly and Youth PreWHA, 2018

Raj A. Youth in global health: IFMSA at 71st World Health Assembly and Youth PreWHA, 2018. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;24. “You are the power influencer of the world we’ll be living in tomorrow” –Michel Sidibe, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations at the Youth PreWHA 2018. On a Monday […]

Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions

Collins V. Conflicts of patient-caregiver communication and some workable solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract Health communication is a central topic in public health, especially due to the Affordable Care Act and subsequent changes in insurance policies which affect caregivers and healthcare systems. Poor communication skills in life leads to a myriad of issues, in […]

Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why.

Plevyak C. Food Stamp policy is failing. Here’s why. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22.  Nearly 12% of Americans struggle to put food on the table.[1.Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M. P., Gregory, C. A., & Singh, A. (2018, September). Household Food Security in the United States in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/90023/err-256.pdf?v=0v] The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), […]