Contextualizing Confounding

Relationships – be they professional, romantic, platonic, or familial – govern and guide our interactions and wellbeing as humans: in our most exposed and naked form, we are social animals. As public health scientists, we identify and research relationships, primarily between exposures and outcomes. But these terms are empty buckets…

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Mentor Interviews: Dr. Sarah Andrea on Methorship, EpiGirlGang, and the EpiCookieChallenge

As a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Dr. Sarah Andrea's (@SarahBAndrea) research investigates strategies to mitigate gender, racial, and class-based inequities in health that originate early in the life course. I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Andrea years ago, when I first started…

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Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transmission Dynamics and Public Health Measures

In Oedipus Rex, a blind prophet named Tiresias tells Oedipus that he is the murderer he seeks and predicts that he will become a blind wanderer who was exiled from his own kingdom, all of which proves true to Oedipus’ dismay. Although I am no Tiresias with the ability to…

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Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transmission Dynamics and Public Health Measures
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The Intersection of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health

(Or, how to work with animals and get paid for it) First Exposure My first exposure to veterinary medicine as a public health discipline was while working in a high-volume spay and neuter clinic. There, I saw hundreds of feral cats come through our trap-neuter-return (TNR) program and be released…

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The Intersection of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
Feral cat with the tip of its left ear removed to indicate it has been trapped and neutered. Image and text from Wikimedia Commons.

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