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Our Best Shot

Our Best Shot

By Brennen Jensen

In the wake of recent measles outbreaks in the U.S., experts lay out six strategies addressing America’s vaccine policies, the motivations of vaccine-hesitant parents and the prevention of a widespread measles resurgence.

Lions in Winter

Lions in Winter

By Mat Edelson

They're too humble to tell you, but brothers Brad and David Sack are public health legends. Their work on the front lines of the cholera wars for a combined 90-plus years has helped to save millions of lives.

The Saints of the Streets

The Saints of the Streets

By Salma Warshanna-Sparklin

They’re unsung heroes, dedicated to Baltimore’s underserved communities. Whether it’s helping drug addicts get to detox, organizing kids’ activities or cleaning up a blighted city block, they’ve never given up on their neighborhood.

Our First Century

Our First Century

By Karen Kruse Thomas

In anticipation of the School’s upcoming Centennial celebration, we recall 100 years of public health history-making in this retrospective of School “firsts.”

Putting the "Ph" Back in PhD

Putting the “Ph” Back in PhD

By Arturo Casadevall, as told to Maryalice Yakutchik

Science needs big thinkers, but the current system teaches students to think small. The new chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology has a provocative idea: Restore more philosophical thinking to postgraduate science training.

A Question of Open Access

A Question of Open Access

Is traditional, subscription-based scientific publishing on the way out? Researchers and journal editors weigh in on the implications of an open-access model.

The Pocket-Sized Solution

The Pocket-Sized Solution

By Emily Mullin

PMA 2020 researchers are counting on a pocket-sized solution—the smartphone—to collect and analyze timely data on family planning, water and sanitation across 10 developing countries.

Open Mike: The "I" Word

Baltimore Together

A Note from Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87

Our School has the opportunity and the obligation to help find transformative solutions for our city.

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking

By Maryalice Yakutchik

Among the hard lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic is the critical role of high-functioning health systems in times of crisis. What are the underlying problems of weak systems and what does it take to turn them around?

Ebola's After-Effects

Ebola's After-Effects

By Andrew Myers

Ebola strained the health systems of affected West-African countries to the breaking point. The diversion of resources compromised the prevention and treatment of other infectious diseases.

Wanted: The Paralysis Genes

Wanted: The Paralysis Genes

By Alexander Gelfand

More than 100 children across the U.S were struck with a polio-like condition in last fall’s enterovirus outbreak. Epidemiologist Priya Duggal wants to know if a child’s own genome can play a role in the development of acute flaccid myelitis.

Max Fresh

Max Fresh

By Christine Grillo

Those “sell by” and “use by” dates on grocery store items? Ignore them. A food system policy expert says it’s time to rethink the warnings, which only lead to massive food waste.

Diamonds in the Data Deluge

Diamonds in the Data Deluge

By Andrew Myers

Sophisticated wearable computer sensors can generate dizzying amounts of information about our activities and overall health. It’s up to the biostatisticians to decipher meaning from these evolving technologies.

Packs of Lies

Packs of Lies

By Salma Warshanna-Sparklin

After scouring store shelves in 14 countries, researchers from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control amassed over 3,000 tobacco product packs. The mission: to study health warning labels and marketing themes.

Baltimore's Saints

Baltimore's Saints

By Brian W. Simpson, MPH ’13, Editor

People came back to the streets of Baltimore on the morning of April 28. They brought brooms and shovels and cleaned up after unrest following Freddie Gray’s funeral. They reveal the great heart of this tough city.