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Qualitative Research for Public Health and Clinical Investigation
Disabusing Disability: Striving for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Medicine

Disabusing Disability: Striving for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Medicine

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 28, 2019

– Good morning, good morning. We’re going to start our program for today on improving the care of people with disabilities through research, education, policy, and advocacy. Oftentimes when we talk about issues of health disparities or we talk about diversity in populations, people first think of race ethnicity or they think of gender but […]

Book Talk | Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine & Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Book Talk | Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine & Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 12, 2019

All right good, afternoon everybody. Welcome to the opening event of the Petrie Flom Center’s 2019 to 2020 academic year event calendar. I think I see a lot of familiar faces so most of you are well aware that we keep events and facilities at HLS very very busy. We’re very good returning customers. We […]

The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels

The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels

By Bryan Wright 79 Comments September 22, 2019

“The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels” If everyone took 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, it could shift the curve from average blood levels in the mid-50’s to about a 110, which some estimate could add years to our life expectancy. Data derived from randomized clinical trials have convinced some […]

Finding the right “dose” for solar geoengineering

Finding the right “dose” for solar geoengineering

By Bryan Wright 36 Comments September 12, 2019

Solar geoengineering describes a set of proposals to reflect sunlight to reduce climate change. It can’t get us out of the climate problem, we must cut greenhouse gas emissions and it can’t tackle all the risks posed by rising co2 concentrations. But could a combination of emissions cuts and solar geoengineering be less dangerous than […]

InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health

InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health

By Bryan Wright 3 Comments August 29, 2019

>>SHONKOFF: The foundations of a successful society rest on the health and competence of its population. It’s just common sense to conclude that what happens early in life sets the foundation for everything that follows. What’s exciting about the revolution that we’re living through right now in biological science is that we’re beginning to understand […]

Youth Medical & Health Sciences Tour 2018

Youth Medical & Health Sciences Tour 2018

By Bryan Wright 7 Comments August 25, 2019

(hip hop music) – [Visitor 1] So, what I gained from it was to actually, physically, get to walk down the hallways of such a prestigious school and talk to Julius and all of the students and the medical professors there as well. And to just get a feel of what it’s like to attend […]

Saving Brains: Maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy can feed babies’ brains

Saving Brains: Maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy can feed babies’ brains

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 22, 2019

My name is Anuraj Shankar from the Harvard School of Public Health and from the Summit Institute of Development in Indonesia. Our project was a re-enrollment project supported by Grand Challenges Canada from the Government of Canada, and the goal of the project was to look at the long-term effects of a complete nutritional supplement […]

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is.  Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is. Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I routinely point out that we could eliminate 80 percent of all chronic disease by using what we know. And we don’t do that. We really bog down in bickering about do we know what we know and is this part of what we know more important than that part of what we know. And […]

Equity and Social Justice  | Precision Medicine

Equity and Social Justice | Precision Medicine

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 16, 2019

– Good morning everybody. Good morning everyone. – [Audience] Good morning. – I know everyone’s a little short on energy. I think a few of us stayed up a little past our typical bed times last night. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me. My name is Alden Landry, and I’m the Faculty Assistant Director […]