Each month, What’s Next Health talks with leading thinkers like Daniel Kraft, BJ Fogg, Jay Parkinson, danah boyd, and Sal Khan to inspire us all to think big about the future of health and health care.
Leading Thinkers Explore Big Questions
Keith Wailoo, a historian at Princeton University, uses a historical lens to provide perspective on how culture, science and politics shape health and health care and what this teaches us for the future.Learn more
Jay Parkinson, co-founder of Sherpaa, talks about designing a more beautiful health care experience for patients and doctors.
BJ Fogg, director of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, shares his model for behavior change and how aligning motivation, ability and triggers can lead to healthy habits.Learn more
Jessica Green, founding director of the BioBE (Biology and the Built Environment Center), explores how good germs might lead to healthier buildings and healthier lives.
How can big data help us solve big problems? Jake Porway, a data scientist and machine-learning enthusiast, talks about big data, a topic that is literally growing each day in its relevance to our work.Learn more
How is the internet shaping our friendships, networks and how we get information? danah boyd—social scientist and high priestess of internet friendship—explores conundrums of a networked society and what this all means for health.Read more
- Randy Jirtle, senior scientist, University of Bedfordshire, University of Wisconsin-Madison McArdle Laboratory, on: Epigenetics: Are You What Your Grandmother Ate for Breakfast?
- Sheena Iyengar, inaugural S.T. Lee professor of Business, Columbia Business School, on: The Art of Choosing
- Nate Garvis, founder, author, Naked Civics, on: Creating Cuture.
- Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices @ MIT, on: Want More Innovation in Health Care? Do It Yourself
- Stephen Friend, co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, on: A Scientific Revolution?
While the need to address disparities in care is well known, few strategies for reducing disparities have been studied systematically.
RWJF examines the types of competitive foods - foods and beverages schools offer outside of meal programs - available in our nation's school...
Recent studies have demonstrated a connection between low-socioeconomic status and poor health in children. This study builds upon previous ...
This study examined the impact that race has on the prevalence of self-reported diabetes for Hispanic and non-Hispanic people. Data from the...
In this article, the authors consider the social, structural and symbolic effects of the recent and rapid spread of legal gambling in the Un...
Immigrants and their children are one of the fastest growing components of the U.S. population. One in five Americans under the age of 18 is...
Most studies investigating links between social capital and health have relied on work by Robert Putnam who conceptualized social capital as...
The present article considered cardiovascular patients' adherence to physicians' medication recommendations. Nonadherence was defined as fol...
This study examined the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children in the United States. Also of interest ...
The current article explored risk factors for iron deficiency for toddlers in the United States with a focus on Hispanic toddlers. Data from...
The research presented in this article compared the density and concentration of pro-tobacco media messages in African-American and White ma...
This article describes efforts to use information on influenza burden and vaccine efficacy to estimate how influenza vaccine recommendations...