I began this blog in March 2012 to share my perspectives on public health issues and to integrate multiple disciplines and perspectives that the traditional public health field either is not doing or does not want to do–such as speaking with moral clarity on the public health threat posed by firearms in the United States.
My blog has had nearly 38,000 page views as of late November 2014. This means this web site is getting more visibility and traffic than many published papers by academic researchers. Many of their peer-reviewed articles will never be seen because they are behind a firewall run by for-profit companies that prevents publicly-financed research from reaching policy-makers, the popular media, and the public who pays for the research.
To celebrate the eventual “fall of the wall,” meaning the for-profit firewall that is stifling innovation and blocking research from having greater value to the public, I am going to highlight a few of my more popular public-health articles based on visitors and page views.
- Are Swedes more beautiful, or do they just have a better public health system?
- Roger Gollub, a model for leadership in public health
- Do community health fairs really make any difference at all?
- The crowded, congested, contested road: unsafe at nearly every speed
- How the 10 essential public health services handicap a weakened profession
- The 10th man, zombie apocalypses, and incorporating contrarian views
- Why Joan of Arc matters to beleaguered public health
- Can innovation thrive in the culture of U.S. public health systems
- The Newtown massacre and musings on guns, morality, and public health
- Policy, systems, and environmental change: the current, faddish, cow-patty flavor of public health
My list of blogs/articles may be updated as I continue to publish more of them. I am now using this blog to discuss organizational behavior, multi-disciplinary research, and stories based on personal and professional experiences as the starting point for discussing larger issues. I hope you come back from time to time to check out my articles. Thanks.
(Last updated Feb. 14, 2015.)