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Population Health: The Big Picture

Spring 2005


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From the Hill


Bush budget would cut most R&D programs; Hubble repair mission in doubt; Expanded tsunami warning system considered; Visa delays drop for students, scientists


The View from California


Heather Barbour

The state is a science and technology trailblazer but a laggard in managing the related policy dimension.


Peaking Oil Production: Sooner Rather Than Later?


Robert L. Hirsch, Roger H. Bezdek, Robert M. Wendling

Oil production will begin to decline in the near future. Beginning to prepare now will soften the blow to the economy.


A Second Look at Nuclear Power


Paul Lorenzini

By overlooking nuclear power in the quest for clean energy, we are condemning ourselves to a future of increased fossil fuel use.


Healthy Populations Nurture Healthy People


A broad vision of population health is the most effective path to improved health for individuals.


Genomics and Public Health


Gilbert S. Omenn

Potential benefits depend on linking genetic and environmental data in designing research, developing applications, and forging public policies.


Syndromic Surveillance


Michael A. Stoto

Public health officials have been quick to adopt this new tool for identifying emerging problems, but research is needed to assess its effectiveness.


Preventing Childhood Obesity


Jeffrey P. Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, Vivica I. Kraak

The nation must act now, or it will watch its children grow into adults with excessive levels of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other weight-related ailments.


Interview: Sarah S. Brown



Law and the Public’s Health


Lawrence O. Gostin

The legal system provides many tools to promote public health, but it includes necessary limits to protect individual rights.


Real Numbers


Jerry Sheehan


Book Review: Bioweapons


Alan Pearson

The Problem of Biological Weapons
, by
Milton Leitenberg.


Book Review: Tilting at warheads


Jonathan B. Tucker

The Future of Arms Control
, by
Michael A. Levi and Michael E. O’Hanlon.


Book Review: Commercializing the university


Robert Zemsky

Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education
, by
Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades.


Book Review: Copyright reconsidered


Stan J. Liebowitz

Promises to Keep: Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment
, by
William W. Fisher III.


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