Johns Hopkins’ Sharfstein shares his health care ‘toolbox’

If anybody has come close to having “done it all” in health policy, it’s Joshua Sharfstein, M.D. The vice dean for public health practice and community engagement and a health policy professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sharfstein has worked in city, state and federal government, in the legislative and executive branches. […]

Reporter crafts story about connections between poverty, illness

It didn’t sit right with Olga Khazan, an associate editor at The Atlantic, seeing so many people focus on individual behavior as the root cause of public health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. She’d come across too many studies revealing how health is shaped by external factors such as educational opportunity, the […]

#ahcj13 speakers featured in news about Boston Marathon bombings

If you attended Health Journalism 2013, you heard from plenty of Boston-based medical professionals, some of whom are in the news now talking about the Boston Marathon bombings. You might remember hearing from: Ron Medzon, M.D., led AHCJ members through the SIM lab part of one of the field trips and talked with attendees about […]

Quality of life, mental health among issues facing senior health care #ahcj13

Sharon A. Levine, M.D., from the Boston Medical Center Geriatrics Section and a professor of medicine at Boston University, warned attendees of Health Journalism 2013 of the coming “tsunami” of aging baby boomers and older seniors who are living longer (over 19 million people over the age of 85 expected by 2050), stressing the need […]

Snapshots from #ahcj13 | Desi K. Robinson

Desi K. Robinson is a freelancer and a news reporter with WBAI Radio in New York.  She is creator and host of “Women in the Making: Tomorrow’s History Today,” covering health, wellness, culture and the arts. Favorite panels: My favorites were the freelance panels. I just heard David Dobbs, Virginia Hughes, Irene Wielawski. I appreciated […]