Racial health disparities are rampant in hypertension
April 05, 2018
High blood pressure is much more prevalent among blacks than it is among other racial and ethnic groups. This sobering fact demands collective action by policymakers.
Revamped ObamaCare threatens to throw out baby with bathwater
March 14, 2017
My op-ed discusses why the GOP's American Health Care Act should be carefully constructed.
New administration raises worries about public health: ACA, climate change, gains under threat
February 28, 2017
Discusses the concerns had by public health leaders about the possibility of losing historic gains for the nation's health under the Trump administration.
Where You Live May Determine How You Die
December 13, 2016
Breaking down motrality data by county, most pressing local healt problems were pinpointed, study finds.
African-American doctor, minister of hope inspires youth to stalk their dreams
December 02, 2016
Story about my campaign to use my life's story to inspire, challenge, and encourage young people to dream big and pursue a life greater than their circumstances.
Baltimore has some of the country's worst health outcomes, disparities
September 03, 2016
Article explores racial disparities in health and the underlying drivers for these gaps.
Should the cost of naloxone be determined by its public health impact?
September 01, 2016
I discuss the skyrocketing cost of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, and its impact on the public's health.
Local health departments are depending on additional Zika funding
August 14, 2016
My op-ed makes the case for additional funding to combat Zika virus.
4 Public health steps to end cycle of violence
August 02, 2016
I discuss a public health approach to preventing gun violence in the wake of the Orlando club shooting.
Primary care, Public Health need unity on population health
June 01, 2016
I discuss the importance of being "bilingual", understanding both healthcare and public health, to improve the health of the population
How Well Would Chicago’s Trauma Centers Handle a Crisis?
January 20, 2016
The city’s maxed-out medical facilities would have a tough time managing the fallout from a terrorist attack. I discuss addressing trauma deserts in the excess mortality that can result.
Congress should support fund that prevents disease and saves lives
October 15, 2015
My op-ed makes the case for CDC funding to continue to protect all Americans.
USA needs to take immediate steps to fight super bugs, experts say
August 04, 2015
This article addresses antibiotic stewardship and using antibiotics responsibly.
Emergency medical response program threatened by federal budget cuts
July 08, 2015
My op-ed advocates for federal funding emergency preparedness and response, specifically, the Medical Reserve Corps.