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Public Health Research

Investing in the Science of Public Health

Linda P. Fried | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Linda P. Fried

When we think of science for health, we think first -- and invest mostly -- in curing diseases once they have occurred. This is vitally important. However, the greatest return on investment often comes from the science of preventing the disease in the first place.

Should We Be Guilt-Tripping the Public About Their Health?

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Kelly-Irving

Research findings on health have a tendency to make people feel guilty about their lifestyles. Should researchers attempt to avoid this guilt-tripping quality? Or, should they, in fact, be putting it to good use?

Why Our Health Depends on Treating Animals Better

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Regardless of whether or not this controversial research continues, you can bet one thing: Our risk for a deadly form of the "bird flu" virus and other pathogens remain high as long as we don't improve our treatment of animals.

The Adrenaline Rush Of Public Health Research

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

Another, more common chance to get an "adrenaline rush" in a public health research career is when you "break the code" on an experiment, like a vaccine trial.

How Science Is Crucial To Public Health Worldwide

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Research is medicine's field of dreams from which we harvest new findings about the causes, treatment and prevention of disease.