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Tara Oakman
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Tara Oakman, PhD, is a program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated to improving health and health care for all Americans. Dr. Oakman's work at the Foundation focuses on addressing the factors that lead to interpersonal and community violence, as well as on improving the value of our investments in health and health care. She received a BA in Political Science from Brown University, a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD in Health Care Policy from Harvard University. She lives with her family in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Not the End of the Story: Building Empathy in Pursuit of a Culture of Health

(3) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

"That wasn't the end of my story," says Shaka Senghur, a writer, a teacher, an MIT Media Fellow and an ex-convict. While his early life was defined by abuse, violence, incarceration and isolation, Senghur has undergone...

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