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By Stephanie Shapiro

An exploration of one of our most basic needs—and what failing to meet it means.

9 minute read

By Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD ’79, ScM ’75

The health of our hometown is a strategic and moral imperative for our School.

4 minute read

Heads in the Cloud

By Julie Scharper

With laptops, free online courses, and a startup, Biostatistics Professor Jeff Leek aims to open doors to data science careers for Baltimore youth.

8 minute read

Winged Victory

By Carrie Arnold

Emily Gurley’s painstaking surveillance is catching up with a lethal virus.

6 minute read

True change requires persuasion from the ground up.

4 minute read

20 And Counting

Two decades of transforming family planning research, policy, and advocacy.

3 minute read

A New Strategy for Opioids

By Travis N. Rieder

Cutting the supply of painkillers isn’t solving the opioid epidemic.

4 minute read

Hot on Cholera's Trail

By Michael Eisenstein

Antibodies and algorithms help track outbreaks and identify hot spots.

2 minute read

A Parasite-Powered Hunger Strike

Does Plasmodium drive mosquitoes’ feeding behavior?

2 minute read

Melanin samples are headed to the International Space Station to test their ability to protect against radiation.

2 minute read

By Brennen Jensen

Several U.S. states are considering the harm-reduction strategy.

2 minute read

Suspicious Packages

By Eric Butterman

A new screening test finds evidence of cancer in DNA fragments.

2 minute read

Dates + Deadlines

5 minute read

Digitizing Health Care

By Jackie Powder

Smisha Agarwal assesses the immense potential—and possible pitfalls—of digital health technologies.

4 minute read

By Brian W. Simpson

An all-too-human moment stops the editorial process.

1 minute read

By Karen Kruse Thomas

For five decades, David Paige has fought to radically improve children’s nutrition in the U.S.—and amassed tangible evidence of the journey.

1 minute read