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Lawrence O. Gostin,
Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Paul A. Lombardo,
This study sheds light on the US Public Health Service’s Guatemala STD experiments of the 1940s. The 1,300 people who had been intentionally exposed to pathogens in the experiments also played a role as unknowing secondary research subjects in biospeciman experiments that continued until at least 1957, write study authors Kayte Spector-Bagdady and Paul A. Lombardo from the University of Michigan and Georgia State University College of Law, who analyzed historical documents from that period. More
Paula M. Lantz, George Miller, Corwin N. Rhyan, Sara Rosenbaum, Leighton Ku, Samantha Iovan,
Researchers modeled the potential impact of an evidence-based multicomponent childhood asthma intervention among low-income children enrolled in Medicaid in Detroit. They found significant potential for Pay for Success, although there are administrative and payment challenges. Federal-level policy and guidance could help. More
Jocelyn Finlay, Marlene A. Lee,
Context: Women’s access to employment, business opportunities, and financial resources is critical to achieving the United Nations Sustainable… More
Adenantera Dwicaksono, Ashley M. Fox,
Context: Despite the widespread adoption of decentralization reforms as a means to improve public service delivery in developing countries since the… More
Benjamin Chin-Yee, S.V. Subramanian, Amol A. Verma, Andreas Laupacis, Fahad Razak,
Context: Developments in clinical medicine have important implications for population health, and there is a need for interdisciplinary engagement… More
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