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Views expressed in blogs are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent Drexel University or its Colleges and Schools.
By Dr. Robert Field, School of Public Health and Earle Mack School of Law, with Erica Cohen, a third-year law student in the Earle Mack School of Law
Health care is changing almost before our eyes, and the headlines just scratch the surface. From Obamacare to Medicare to managed care to genomics, the blog reports on and analyzes the laws, government policies, and political trends that are transforming the care we receive and the way we pay for it. The Field Clinic on Philly.com/health dissects the latest health care news, explaining it and putting it in context. Field and Cohen were previously contributors to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Check Up blog.
By Dr. Mariana Chilton, School of Public Health
Being free of hunger is a keystone of a healthy, thriving community. FreeThinking is a forum that brings stories of the human experience of hunger and poverty to the process of developing evidence-based solutions. Using science and policy solutions as well as stories such as those shared on FreeThinking, the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health hopes to facilitate an ongoing national dialogue on hunger and poverty.
By Dr. Marla Gold, Dean, School of Public Health
The dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health and invited guest bloggers discuss memorable experiences and timely thoughts in the public health realm. The goal is to provide a forum for discussion and dialogue that advances our appreciation for public health and spotlights the efforts of the school's students, faculty and staff to enhance the health of communities.
By Leah Roman, School of Public Health
Examining the intersection of public health and popular culture, Pop Health looks at the impact of celebrities, reality television, news media and entertainment on public health issues ranging from domestic violence to vaccines. From finding teachable moments to debunking popular health myths, the blog provides a window into a healthier world through the TV screen and magazine stand. Author Leah Roman is project manager of FIRST, a firefighter safety research project in the School of Public Health.
By Dr. Michael Yudell and Jonathan Purtle, School of Public Health
Through prevention, education, and intervention, public health practitioners - including epidemiologists, health policy experts, municipal workers, and environmental health scientists - work to keep us healthy. But it’s not always easy. At The Public’s Health from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Yudell and Jonathan Purtle will show you why. Stories and commentary on a wide range of contemporary, historical, and ethical matters will address the challenges that lie ahead for public health in the 21st century.
By Dr. Amy E. Slaton, history and politics department, College of Arts and Sciences
A historian focusing on the social impact of science and technology, Dr. Amy E. Slaton blogs about diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers. She examines the challenges and opportunities in achieving better representation of women and minorities in STEM jobs and in academia.
By Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, chemistry department, College of Arts and Sciences
This blog chronicles major milestones in the chemistry projects conducted using Open Notebook Science methods in Bradley’s lab. The actual detailed lab notebook describing all of the work is stored online at usefulchem.wikispaces.com. The blog is also home for more general comments about Open Science, especially when associated with chemistry.
By Dr. Dave Goldberg, physics department, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Dave Goldberg brings physics down to earth, then back out to the stars, with black holes, time paradoxes and quantum uncertainty. The blog is the headquarters for Goldberg’s books, A User's Guide to the Universe (published March 2010) and The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (Summer 2013). The blog features fun cartoons, snarky commentary on cosmology and physics, and tutorials on everything from black holes to the Higgs Boson.