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The People's Epidemiologists


Sibling specialists attack the political and economic causes of health disparities.

 "For 20 years, that “something” about being poor and getting sick has preoccupied Nancy Krieger '80, Ph.D., professor of society, human development, and health at the Harvard School of Public Health. It has also preoccupied her older brother, James Krieger '78, M.D., chief of the epidemiology, planning, and evaluation unit at Public Health-Seattle and King County, his local public-health authority. Independent of each other, the Krieger siblings have transformed that fixation into the leading edge of public-health theory and practice."

Primary Toolkit:

Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Epidemiology, Health Equity, Social Justice


Institutional Author:

Madeline Drexler, Harvard Magazine





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