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Brian W. Simpson

Editor-in-chief
Brian W. Simpson is editor-in-chief of GHN and editor of the award-winning Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has written stories on everything from the development of the polio vaccine and the influence of Islam on public health, to the malaria parasite’s lifecycle. He has published articles from India, Nepal, Cuba, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and other countries. Brian earned a Master of Arts from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Bloomberg School. Simpson also teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins University.

In Mexico, COVID-19 vaccines are finally bringing a measure hope to a disappointing COVID-19 response (that has included disinfecting sidewalks), says Angélica López Hernández, a Mexico City-based…

A speedy vaccine rollout is Bangladesh’s shining victory during the pandemic, but there aren’t enough takers for the shots, says Taufique Joarder, MBBS, DrPH, MPH, executive director of the Public…

The mob that stormed the US Capitol yesterday shattered more than windows.   It shattered America’s sense of self, its avowed civility, and its democratic process. A country that claims global…

While men and women face a roughly equal risk of being infected by the coronavirus, women are nearly 3X more likely to report mental health impacts from COVID-19, according to a survey released today…

The US government’s Operation Warp Speed may not be exceeding light speed, but it’s going pretty darn fast for a massive, government-run vaccine testing program.  One major challenge: Landing 150,…

Identifying people who have been infected with COVID-19 and reaching those they may have infected will require 100,000 additional workers in US cities and states, according to a $3.6 billion plan…

As the novel coronavirus marched through Asia, Europe, and North America earlier this year, Africa had a brief chance to prepare. Then, in typical COVID-19 fashion, a small number of imported cases…

Hospitals facing a possible need for 5X to 10X the number of beds they have. Doctors and nurses resorting to bandanas because they lack masks. Refrigerated trucks outside hospitals holding the dead…

One of the biggest unknowns in the COVID-19 pandemic: What will happen in Africa? Home to 1.2 billion people, Africa has seen the novel coronavirus quickly spread to 37 countries and more than 700…

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount globally, humanity can’t turn to its go-to infectious disease fixes: vaccines and drugs. At least not yet. A new vaccine might be at least 12 to 18 months…