The devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake left tens of thousands dead and 1.5 million homeless. Thousands of bodies were buried in Titanyen—a notorious dumping ground for bodies. But after the dead were buried, the lively new community of Canaan arose. With the area around…

Traffic fatalities in Southeast Asia and Africa surpass the rest of the world, but experts believe the problem may be even bigger than previously known. They estimate 80% of deaths go misclassified or unrecorded.   Complex issues contribute to data gaps. Deaths in rural…

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 American Health Summit discussion on Nov. 30 with her former EPA colleague, Tom…

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. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

As wildfires raged across the state last week, Northern California’s air quality was the worst in the world, topping cities in China and India that are notorious for smog, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Wildfires, even those stoked by climate change, are natural phenomena. “What turns them into disaster,” says Ian Davies of the University of Washington, “are the social and political factors.”

This past week, my old friend Mike Cazalas was driving the streets of Panama City, Florida in a borrowed Ford Mustang with 2 bundles of newspapers beside him. He handed out copies of the Panama City News Herald to residents of the town battered by Hurricane Michael, as…

Despite the uptick in occurrence and intensity of climate change disasters, there remains a lack of data-driven research regarding the mental health impacts on survivors—of which there are many.

With scant resources and a tight timeframe—just over a decade—to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a “nexus approach” could unlock solutions to multiple challenges simultaneously.

As the Trump administration questions Hurricane Maria’s  death toll—which jumped from 64 into the thousands, it's crucial to clarify how the updated figures were calculated to prepare for future disasters, write the chairs of the North American biostatistics departments.