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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.

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

Before Hannah McNeish began her research on hemophilia care in Kenya, she expected to write a medical story. Factor concentrates—the medications used to treat the blood disorder—were an important…

Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy has an unambiguous message on climate change and its impact: “Climate change is really the greatest public health threat of our time.” During a Bloomberg…

Following yesterday’s dismal news of a yet another decline in US life expectancy, Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he will put $50 million into helping up to 10 states fight the opioid…

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Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions.…

Steven Lindsay has found a new target for dogs’ legendary sense of smell: the malaria parasite.

In a season of hurricanes, wildfires, gun violence and the still-churning opioid epidemic, the list of problems afflicting health in the US seems long—and short on answers. But public health…

HOUSTON – Peter Hotez has 2 words for his fellow scientists: Speak up. A venerable vaccine researcher and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Hotez says…

When representatives of UN Member States gathered last week in Astana, Kazakhstan, the past and future were very much on their minds.