Category Archive: Public Health

An evening with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Clinical Scholars

UNC-Chapel Hill leads new program Last Saturday night, I had the honor and pleasure of welcoming some of the new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) clinical scholars to Chapel Hill for a one-week training program. The scholars are part of the Foundation’s next-generation leadership program, which, in this round, is… Read More

Improvement requires introspection

Examining ourselves Every seven years, we are required to conduct a rigorous self-study and assess ourselves in relation to a set of criteria established by the accrediting body for public health, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The result of our self-examination is an almost 300-page report, provision… Read More

Evidence matters.

Navigating an evidence-free zone I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which the 2016 Presidential election changed the currency of evidence, including what counts and the value we place on evidence, particularly scientific evidence. As a person trained in the science of epidemiology, I studied how evidence is… Read More