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Fighters for equity

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Tackling two-tier health care With the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs in 1965, the United States began its…

Nancy Krieger

Racism harms health

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] “I remember thinking, as a young assistant professor, ‘Oh my God, you can actually measure racism?’ recalled Ichiro Kawachi. He…

Roger Revelle

Population visionary

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] When Roger Revelle took the helm of the new Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (known as the Pop…

Health systems

Working the (health) system

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] A standard medical test that could have been done for a tenth of the cost. A doctor’s momentary lapse in…

Lucian Leape

Shining a light on medical errors

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Lucian Leape has made a career out of other people’s mistakes. Over the past three decades, his research has focused…

Madelyn Rhenisch

First in line for affordable care

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] For 15 years, Madelyn Rhenisch struggled with an illness that drained her of all physical and mental vitality, destroyed the…

Questioning our enchantment with high technology

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] After spending more than 25 years as a doctor—eventually becoming physician in-chief at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital— Howard Hiatt knew…

What’s so hard about health care reform?

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] “Change is usually slow. It moves in fits and starts and veers left and right. That’s how behavioral systems move.…

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Global impact through education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] From its earliest days, HSPH has enjoyed a reputation as a global center for public education and research, in part…