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Payton Croskey Kenia Hale Nate File

Younger voices are using technology to respond to the needs of marginalized communities and nurture Black healing and liberation.

Marco Ramos

Decades of biological research haven’t improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.

Lawrence Rosen

Pioneering Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos sought to redeem the field from its methodological fragmentation and colonial legacies.

Katharine S. Walter

Until COVID-19, tuberculosis killed more people each year than any other infectious disease. Its rising toll is increasingly fueled by mass incarceration.

Adam Gaffney

To meet the challenge of enduring spread in the years to come, we must prioritize primary care and community health over the profit-driven status quo.

Brian Teare

Narrative medicine claims to champion the experience of patients—but it does so by requiring that the sick “earn” their care by telling a redemptive tale about what is wrong with them.

David McDermott Hughes

Sunlight-friendly architecture could heat and illuminate buildings without expending any electricity.

John Summers

The Judge Rotenberg Center, a Massachusetts school, still uses electric shock therapy to punish disabled students. How can an entire field of mental health accept this as fine?

Sheila Jasanoff

The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.

Mark Bould

Because it hinges on who will accept blame for causing climate change, there’s never been so much at stake in the naming of a geological era.

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