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Global Health Student and Professional Preparation Guide For Overseas Electives

Blog# 7 Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH April 8, 2021 When planning an overseas experience, important criteria and questions should be considered prior to departure. Proper preparation will make one’s educational and personal engagement more valuable and enjoyable and, perhaps, pave the way for others to follow. The data points listed below were integral to the preparatory process I helped

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EXPERIENCES IN GLOBAL HEALTH: Lydia Dagnachew

A Discussion with Lydia Dagnachew by Aisha Saleem: Today I am posting the second story for “A Student’s Voice”. The stories of students I share are either currently students or newly graduated. Our goal with this blog is to share stories of their experiences and ask them about why planetary and global health is important to them. Through sharing their

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High Tech vs. Low Tech

Jay’s BLOG #6 By: Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH Posted on March 11, 2021 The old adage, “the more things change, the more things stay the same,” while worthy verbiage in former times, has lost traction in recent times. The rapidity of modern technological innovation has sped transitions to the point that the scientific and medical fields are changing and accelerating faster

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A conversation Amanda Sunderdas

A Discussion with Amanda Sunderdas by Aisha Saleem: Today I am posting the second story for “A Student’s Voice”. The stories of students I share are either currently students or newly graduated. Our goal with this blog is to share stories of their experiences and ask them about why planetary and global health is important to them. Through sharing their

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Risk Communication in the Public Health Realm Part 2: Observations and Media Guidance

JAY’s BLOG #5 By: Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH Posted on February 11, 2021 This Blog continues last month’s conversation. I repeat part of that introduction with an ironic smile because this may be the most important reading of your day. This might be true especially if risk communication is part of your professional realm – or could be – because overstatement

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ZARLASHT JAMAL FROM YORK UNIVERSITY

A discussion with Zarlasht Jamal by Aisha Saleem: Today I am launching my first monthly blog for “A Student’s Voice”. The stories of students I share are either currently students or newly graduated. Our goal with this blog is to share stories of their experiences and ask them about why planetary and global health is important to them. Through sharing

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Public Health…What Is It, Really?

By Dr. Jay Kravitz Blog #2 posted November 12, 2020 What is the discipline of public health? This challenging profession, often overlooked or misunderstood, works diligently, typically in the background, to protect everyone – even as more visible attention is drawn during outbreak investigations and/or pandemics. Public health practitioners possess broad educational backgrounds including medicine, nursing, entomology, veterinary, occupational and

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The Primary Importance of Public Health and the Serious Risks Associated with Disseminating Misinformation

by Dr. Jay Kravitz  Blog #1 posted October 15, 2020 As a retired, public health professional and global health educator for >30 years, I am appalled by COVID-19 conspiracy theories with inexplicable agendas that do direct harm or are expounded by self-righteousness persons with a lack of understanding about scientific knowledge or evidence. These “theories” are based on misinformed, political

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