For tax purposes, I recently added up all the various sources of income I’d received in 2017. It was a real hodge-podge of a year since I left my appointment at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and started working on my own projects again. This exercise brought home the lesson that […]
I’m honoring the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some of their best comments and quotes. Casey Quinlan, in response to “As She Lay Dying” – a son calls on the health system to involve patients and families in improving safety I’ll apologize in advance for the screaming screed that is […]
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!
Someone once told me that I “write to incite” and indeed, I am thrilled when a post resonates enough to inspire a conversation that often goes on longer and has more nuggets of insight than the original essay. I’d like to honor the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some […]
What if this was played on a loop in Times Square? What if every health conference displayed it on a screen at the front of the hall, to accompany every speaker? How might we prepare for what is coming? Thoughts, comments, inspiration, tips welcome in the comments!
In this talk at the Quantified Self Public Health symposium, I argue that we must respect the context of people’s lives while designing health interventions, tools, and research projects. Not everyone is ready to stand naked in front of the bright light of numbers on a screen. Let’s be gentle in our approach, especially to […]