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Brawley’s remarks open #AHCJ19 as 20th Health Journalism conference draws a record number of attendees

Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJOtis Brawley kicked off Health Journalism 2019 with a nearly standing-room-only audience.

Otis Brawley has given a lot of thought lately to the socioeconomic factors that serve as predictors of health disparities among disadvantaged Americans.

Brawley, a Bloomberg distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University, told a crowded room at Health Journalism 2019 in Baltimore on Thursday that a community’s resources – or lack thereof – contributes mightily to the health outcomes of its residents.

That holds true, regardless of race, Brawley explained to attendees at the record-breaking health journalism conference. About 800 people are attending the Baltimore conference, the 20th annual training confab AHCJ has held. Continue reading

Speaker spotlight: Brawley to discuss health disparities, cancer

Occasionally doctors are apt to make claims, especially when money is involved, that are not based in science or fact. That’s why we need health journalists, said Otis Brawley, M.D., today’s Health Journalism 2019 spotlight speaker. We need journalists who understand medicine to be skeptical and not take these claims at face value.

Brawley is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he researches health disparities in cancer, examining which populations are most affected and quantifying how many people are impacted negatively. Continue reading

Brawley speaks to Atlanta chapter of AHCJ

PHOTO BY LEN BRUZZESE, AHCJ Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, answers questions at Health Journalism 2012 earlier this year.

The Atlanta chapter of AHCJ met on Sept. 25 to hear Otis Brawley, M.D., speak on various health care topics.

WebMD’s Dan DeNoon introduced Brawley, an American Cancer Society executive and physician who earlier in the year addressed AHCJ’s annual conference in Atlanta.

Brawley spoke about cancer treatment, waste in medical spending – including in prescription drugs – and the health reform law in an hourlong talk to 15 to 20 chapter members.

He then fielded several questions from attendees, and stuck around for an informal chat with members afterward.

As always, Brawley was a dynamic speaker, stirring chapter members with compelling facts and insights about the health care system.

AHCJ’s Atlanta chapter will next meet on Dec. 3, when journalists will hear from the CDC’s John Jernigan, M.D., M.S. As the clinical team leader on the Multistate Meningitis Outbreak and director of the CDC’s Office of Health Associated Infections Prevention Research and Evaluation, he will talk about the agency’s response to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak.