Explore some of the compelling themes to address gun violence that were highlighted at The Exchange: Public Health Approaches to Ending Gun Violence.
As viral infections skyrocket, masks are still a tried-and-true way to help keep yourself and others safe
Emily Martin and Marisa Eisenberg
In this article first published on The Conversation, associate professors of Epidemiology, Emily Martin and Marisa Eisenberg, discuss how face masks remain an effective tool for controlling respiratory viruses like COVID-19, the flu, and RSV.
Kandyce Keller, Lilah Khoja, and Sailing Tang
Every day, people are exposed to toxins. This article outlines the history of these toxic environmental exposures in the state of Michigan and what researchers from the University of Michigan are doing to address the situation.
Anita Pandit, MS ’16
How are managing mental health and receiving a COVID vaccine similar? They both require minorities to have some level of trust in health sciences and the people administering their health care. Alum Anita Pandit walks us through the good and the bad reasons not getting a vaccine—and why she will be getting one.
Utibe Effiong, MPH ’14, Fejiro Nwoko, and Uju Okeke
While COVID stretches already stretched health care systems across Africa, the future of Africa’s health care insurance systems is full of opportunity, promising improved coverage and creative care delivery across all sectors of society.
Teaching a course on the social history of infectious disease during a pandemic poses particular challenges. Jon Zelner decided to put his students’ energies to work on public-facing content aimed at helping people make sense of this pandemic and its implications in context.