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Dr. Amy Fairchild
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Dr. Amy Fairchild, professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, is a historian and public health policy analyst focused on dilemmas in the ethics and politics of contemporary debates. Her work's central theme has been to explore the functions and limits of the State, particularly when it seeks to address health issues that touch on groups marginalized by virtue of disease, class, and race. Dr. Fairchild’s book, Searching Eyes: Privacy, the State and Disease Surveillance in America, written with Ronald Bayer and James Colgrove, sets controversies over surveillance for diseases and conditions, including tuberculosis, venereal disease, birth defects, occupational disease, cancer, vaccination status, and HIV against the backdrop of the changing social, political, and personal meanings of privacy.

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Liquid Death From E-Cigarettes? You've Got a Long Way to Go, Baby

(24) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 7:20 PM

The latest volley in the furor over electronic cigarettes -- products that heat liquid nicotine rather than burn leaf tobacco -- is the new alarming data about poisoning. The National Poison Data System found that in 2013 there were 1,351 cases of poisoning from liquid nicotine. This is up 300-percent...

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