Cuba: Agricultural Reform in the Special Period

BY JESSICA A. LOPEZ. Photography by Kara Sheppard-Jones and Adam Jones. Cuba’s economic crisis in the 1990’s, known as the Special Period, saw the enactment of the most concentrated health reforms in a single decade. These reforms were prompted by the 1989 collapse of the Soviet block; Cuba’s most important trading partner at the time. Imports…

Turkey: The Path to Healthy Governance

BY CODY KAHOE. Photography by Cody Kahoe. In times of crisis and catastrophe, civilians are accustomed to heeding the advice of the medical community, often on matters extending beyond health. An aura of intellectual honesty and altruism seems to divorce the medical community from political bias and self-interest. However, the conduct of the Turkish medical…

Q&A with Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor: Authors of The American Healthcare Paradox

BY AUSTIN JASPERS. Photography from ‘The American Healthcare Paradox.’ Austin Jaspers: How did your collaboration on The American Health Care Paradox begin? Lauren Taylor: The book really started with a peer review article back in 2010 that examined health and social service expenditures in 34 OECD countries.  It reframed the conversation around health care investment…

Q&A with Meredith Mira: UCS Global Health Advisor

BY ANEESA NOORANI. Photography by Yale Undergraduate Career Services. Meredith Mira 1. What are the benefits of doing global health fieldwork? What types of experiences should students be seeking for exposure to the field? My answer to this question stems from my doctoral degree in the sociology of education, where I studied how students from…