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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.

Experts who want to move the needle on noncommunicable diseases have a few challenges. First among these is explaining the awkward umbrella term for a slew of diseases ranging from cancer and…

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Thanks for Another Great Conference, #CUGH2019 From Africa, from Asia, from South America, West Loop and hundreds of other locales, about 1,700 people from 50 nations traveled to …

Five years ago today, I got up early and pounded out the first issue of what was then called “Global Health eNews.”

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