Community Health Assessment of Muslim Women at an East Harlem Islamic Center

Begum F, Dodson B, Srinivasan A. The “who” and the “how” when working with tribal communities. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 30.  Introduction COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and Indigenous communities, but vaccine roll-outs have been slowed in these communities due to the long-standing problem of inadequate public health infrastructures, health care deserts, and […]

Community Health Assessment of Muslim Women at an East Harlem Islamic Center

Begum F, Dodson B, Srinivasan A. The “who” and the “how” when working with tribal communities. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 30.  Abstract Purpose: Create health profile of Muslim women in East Harlem. Methods: Surveys at the Islamic Cultural Center in East Harlem, NY, during Ramadan in 2016 and 2017. Questions pertained to demographics, health […]

The “Who” and the “How” When Working with Tribal Communities

Sky Lee M, Day A, Camplain C, Papini N, Smith M, Compton-Gore K, and Gardner J. The “who” and the “how” when working with tribal communities. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 30.  Our Context: The Response to COVID- 19 in the Southwest As doctoral students studying in the field of public health and working with tribal […]

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 […]

Intergenerational Effects of Alcoholism, Children of Sober Alcoholics: Brain and Behavioral Risks, Interventions, and Implications

Benville J. Intergenerational Effects of Alcoholism, Children of Sober Alcoholics: Brain and Behavioral Risks, Interventions, and Implications. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;25. Abstract There are 18 million children of alcoholics in the United States. Children of Alcoholics have a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol because of genetic and neurological predispositions.I will discuss the […]

Modernizing the Cuban Healthcare System by Updating Medical Immigration Rules

Lopez D. Modernizing the Cuban healthcare system by updating medical immigration rules. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Cuba’s healthcare system is globally known for providing aid in medical crisis to multiple countries. It is acknowledged that the “healthcare and education are the two jewels in the Cuban crown” (Kirk 79). After hearing these flattering statements, […]

In the Context of Palliative Care

Wee I. In the context of palliative care. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Most, if not all, consultations often end with a sentence which sounds similar to the following, “I will be prescribing to you this list of medications….”. Evidently, medical practitioners, and medical students alike, are often most keen about the medications they prescribe […]

Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong

Prakash I. Modicare: a universal experience gone wrong. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Healthcare has often been placed at the backburner of public addresses and most often does not get the attention it deserves. A quick change to this fact comes from India’s prime minister Narendra Modi who launched a scheme in healthcare that has […]

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), […]

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

Gallori C. CVS-Aetna merger: benefitting consumers’ health, if not their pocketbooks. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22 In October 2018, the Justice Department gave preliminary approval for the merger of CVS Heath, a multi-billion dollar pharmacy company, and Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, two giants in a field that is rapidly consolidating.[1.Justice Department […]