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Matthew O'Brien

Could immigration reform improve our health?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:30 AM
During his State of the Union address last month, President Obama challenged the assembled lawmakers to tackle comprehensive immigration reform. The issue has proven a divisive one in our national political discourse, and most of the discussion focuses on the political ramifications. Pundits have discussed... Read more

Could education equal medication for treating chronic disease?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 AM
Matt O’Brien is an assistant professor of medicine and public health at Temple University and a founder of Puentes de Salud, a health center serving immigrant Latinos in South Philadelphia. By Matt O'Brien Almost six months ago, at a community meeting in South Philadelphia, I heard the following... Read more

Community health workers: A new health-care workforce for the era of health reform

Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:30 AM
Today’s post, by Matt O’Brien, is one in a series of contributions by members of an expert panel intended to expand the breadth of The Public’s Health. O’Brien, a primary care physician, is an assistant professor of medicine and public health at Temple University and a founder... Read more
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What is public health — and why does it matter?

Through prevention, education, and intervention, public health practitioners - epidemiologists, health policy experts, municipal workers, environmental health scientists - work to keep us healthy.

It’s not always easy. Michael Yudell, Jonathan Purtle, and other contributors tell you why.

Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health
Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MSc Assistant Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health
Janet Golden, PhD Professor of history, Rutgers University-Camden
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