Since September, we’ve highlighted resources for prospective students considering our School. One resource we’ve neglected is the School’s award-winning magazine.
Johns Hopkins Public Health tells the stories behind public health – the people, places and science. It’s published in the spring and fall, with occasional special issues covering topics like technology and malaria. The current edition is a special issue about death.
Don’t be misled and dismiss this topic as depressing. Consider our tagline: “Protecting Health, Saving Lives – Millions at a Time.” In order to protect and save, doesn’t it make sense to study what you’re saving from?
We think so.
The discussion of death is separated into three sections:
- Death and Data shows how data is used to study and prevent death.
- Death and Lifespan features killers shortening human lifespan and the research that may prolong it.
- Death and Learning chronicles the lessons learned by studying the dying and dead.
It’s a thought-provoking and sometimes beautiful read.