Monique Verdin, "Headwaters : Tamaracks + Time : Lake Itasca" (2019), digital assemblage. Photograph taken in 2019; United States War Department map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian country in 1832 to the source of the Mississippi River.


Many people are living longer, healthier lives thanks to scientific and technological advances in medicine, even as persistent challenges remain and new problems appear. Cutting edge advances—in brain science, health data, and precision gene editing, among other fields—promise to further transform the field of human health. These articles, from some of the country's leading health policy experts, explore a wide range of contemporary issues in the field of medicine and health, and grapple with many important issues now on the horizon.