Fall 2011

Volume 6

Issue No. 4
Health Education

Inspired by this issue's focus on long-term needs for healthcare, we discuss the long-lasting impacts of Hurricane Katrina and BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. GPJ interviews a community organization, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) that works closely with communities affected by these disasters.

Includes an interview with Drs. Chivian and Bernstein at Harvard University's Center for Health and the Global Environment. In 1985, Dr. Chivian won the Nobel Peace Prize as co-founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and in 2008, he was named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in the World.

Contains interviews with Drs. Hans Rosling and Leana Wen. Dr. Rosling is a professor of medicine at the Karolinska Institute. He is famous for his program Gapminder and has given numerous TED talks on global health and public health data. Dr. Wen has been a fellow and consultant to the WHO and the Brookings Institution and wrote a regular blog for The New York Times with journalist Nicholas Kristof. She is a past president of AMSA.[PDF only]

Includes an interview with Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Harvard's School of Public Health.


Includes an interview with Dr. Joxel Garcia, the 13th Secretary of Health of the United States.


Includes interviews with Dr. Evaleen Jones, founder of Child Family Health International, and Dr. Unnikrishnan P.V., Emergencies and Conflicts Advisor for Action Aid International.


Includes pieces by Joia Mukherjee, Medical Director of Partners in Health, and others. [PDF only]


Includes pieces by Dr. Bill Foege, former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and others. [PDF only]