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Dayna Kerecman Myers

Managing Editor
Dayna Kerecman Myers is GHN’s managing editor. Previously, she wrote news summaries as the assignment editor for the PBS NewsHour and wrote and edited articles and reports for the Stanford Blood Center, edited the International Research and Exchanges Board’s Media Sustainability Index, and wrote newsletters about landmines and Chechnya for the Open Society Institute. She is especially interested in public health in relation to freedom of speech, environmental health, and refugees, and she has also worked with refugees around the world—from Utica, New York, to Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Russian History from Wells College.

The pandemic strained even the most placid of countries, but health workers in Syria, still in the grips of conflict, faced extra challenges—from daily power outages to cut-off communication,…

The US may be one of the planet’s most well-resourced countries, but it’s clearly doing a much worse job of providing health care—particularly mental health care—than many countries.

In Chile’s fight against COVID-19, a lot has gone right: from a public health system bolstered by decades of investment, to early negotiations that helped make Chile a world leader on…

It’s impossible to ignore COVID-19. The near misses, though—the epidemics stopped before they spread—often don’t make the news.

Most midwives in Tijuana, Mexico weren’t used to delivering high-risk pregnancies—but that changed when hospitals began rejecting pregnant mothers, citing COVID-19 restrictions. One midwife, as a…

Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional GHN series examining the health challenges that the new Biden administration must confront in its first 100 days.   The incoming Biden…

Surging COVID-19 cases and politics that “fly in the face of sound science and data-driven policy,” have brought public health in America to “a moment of truth,” philanthropist Michael R.

America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To…

With the biggest pandemic in a century raging, you’d think this year’s 15,000 new public health graduates wouldn’t have much difficulty finding a job. But COVID-19 has badly shaken the economy and…

More than 2 thirds of people in Africa say they wouldn’t have enough food and water if they had to endure a 2-week quarantine, a third say they don’t have enough information about the coronavirus and…