Last week, after the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, several reporters commented on how it represented an attack on girls and women. As a doctor involved in the response to sexual and … [Read More...]
I am a...
As an internist and preventive medicine physician, my expertise spans the fields of medicine, public health, and ethics. In addition to seeing patients and teaching, I work in the areas of human rights and animal protection. While working around the globe, I’ve learned we must heal the world we live in so we can heal ourselves.
Much of my writing – like my daily work – focuses on the link between the vulnerability and resilience of people and animals. I write stories pinned on hope, which is often the first medicine available. My forthcoming book, Phoenix Zones, shows how people and animals across the globe can help each other recover from trauma and heal — an experience known as the “Phoenix Effect.” It is scheduled for publication by University of Chicago Press in Spring 2018.
There is important common ground occupied by those working on behalf of all people and animals – both because of the shared potential for suffering and because many solutions to successfully combat violence are universal. In order to be healthy as individuals and as a society, we must all have a right to freedom, sovereignty, love, justice, and opportunity.
Today is Earth Day – a great day to think about the only home we have. This year's campaign focuses on empowering people with the knowledge to inspire greater environmental protection. Forty-seven … [Read More...]
Last week, long-term attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enacted under the Obama Administration, failed. House Republican leaders, facing opposition from Republicans and Democrats, pulled … [Read More...]