Spring/Summer 2022

Public health can respond to the challenges of the moment and tackle fundamental barriers to health.

Native American researchers are turning long-held traditions into novel public health solutions.

In righting wrongs, they’re protecting the health of millions.

The sprawling U.S. industrial food system creates big challenges that demand creative solutions.

Injustice Decoded

Public health researchers are working to uncover and correct unfairness in AI.

A child of colonialism, global health began with the export of Western concepts of health and medical care—and the protection of colonizers from local diseases. Here’s how committed insurgents in the field are overturning those lingering perspectives.

The Value of Prevention

The U.S. spends significantly more to incarcerate adult offenders than it does to support research on prevention.

The Wrong List for Kids

Registering kids makes them targets for violence and increases their risk for mental health and other problems—without reducing reoffending.

Dyes, relaxers, and conditioners give salon clients the styles they want—and leave salon workers with a potentially dangerous chemical burden.

Their Own Definition of Justice

More than half of IPV incidents aren’t reported—largely because criminal justice doesn’t always provide what survivors need.

Medication abortion or traveling to other states will be options for some. Others will endure unsafe procedures or other costs.

The parasite-mosquito-human nexus spawns an incredibly complex disease challenge. Successes against malaria often don’t last, nor are they easily replicated. Yet.

New drug targets and tools for identifying promising drugs suggest treatments for Covid-19—and future diseases.

My path to public health included a beauty pageant in the world’s newest country.

Readers respond to our reporting on strategies to prevent gun violence and other stories from our Fall/Winter 2021 issue.