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Amy Hagopian on War as a Public Health Problem

Posted: 10/3/2017 (CSDE Research)

In a recent article, affiliate Amy Hagopian, Associate Professor of Health Services and Global Health, explores the following question: “Why isn’t war properly framed and funded as a public health problem?” According to Hagopian, war is “mostly treated as ‘background noise,’” rather than a preventable public health problem. In the article–which was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival–Hagopian addresses obstacles that pose difficulties for academics and professionals seeking to advance war as a public health issue, and appeals to these audiences to take advantage of opportunities for change. The full article is available below.

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