Why people trust bloggers over scientists and the reason it matters

Whether business or public health, trust is foundational. It’s why I might purchase a particular brand or heed the advice of a healthcare professional. Yet unlike the trust of generations prior, built on inter-personal relationships, the story of trust is more complex in today’s digital, information-based economy. We hear a lot about American’s lost trust […]

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How should the World Health Organization partner with industry?

This week at the World Health Assembly, Member States will debate the relationship they believe the World Health Organization should have with so-called “non-state actors.” Because WHO is a United Nations specialized organization, it’s governed by Member States. In other words, since its inception, WHO has only been accountable to governments, and therefore focused predominantly […]

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Why do I value health?

Last week a friend of mine asked me this straightforward question. At least on the surface it seems simple. And for someone who has a masters in public health, has worked in the field for seven years, and does everything he can to be in top physical and mental shape, you’d think the answer would […]

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