Dr. Sandro Galea, Thrive Global

Dr. Sandro Galea

Thrive Global

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Past articles by Dr.:

On the Necessity and Persistence of Hope

Even at a difficult moment, there is much cause for hope in the new year. → Read More

On resisting scientific groupthink

Shaping a healthier world means being able to think for ourselves → Read More

What Women’s Soccer Can Teach Us About Health

A lesson about our well-being from the history of the game. → Read More

A Playbook For a Healthier World

On balancing the moral and empirical case for health → Read More

Three Ways Politics Can Make Us Healthier

Politics can support health by broadening access to assets, opportunity, and dignity. → Read More

Tradeoffs, inequality, social media, and division: what we have learned from COVID-19

Reflections on what we have learned one year into the COVID-19 pandemic → Read More

Navigating fear during COVID-19

Are there steps we can take to appropriately mitigate fear? → Read More

Vaccines can give older adults their lives back — we should let them

It is cruel to lockdown long-term care homes where all the residents and staff have been vaccinated. By keeping them under lockdown because we are wor... → Read More

Public health and the progressive project

To unite people around the common goal of health could help end the sickness of which we have seen so much. → Read More

When Radical Answers Are Not the Right Solution

Do our ideas reflect the world as it is, or merely as we theorize it to be? → Read More

Income inequality drives health disparities

Pretax incomes for the poorest 50% of Americans have stayed mostly unchanged for the past 40 years, widening income gaps in the country. We leave the Pretax incomes for the poorest 50% of Americans have stayed mostly unchanged for the past 40 years, widening income gaps in the country. We leave the question of why inequality matters for the economy to others. → Read More

Anxiety as a Public Health Issue

Understanding and mitigating the mass trauma of Covid-19 → Read More

4 lessons from the coronavirus outbreak

Boston University School of Public Health dean Sandro Galea shares four critical lessons from the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

The Poor and Marginalized Will Be the Hardest Hit by Coronavirus

We need to rethink our public health strategies before the next outbreak—even if the conversations are uncomfortable → Read More

Scapegoating in the time of coronavirus

A reflection on scapegoating and discrimination in the time of coronavirus. → Read More

It Is Time to Think Differently About Health

Health isn't just a fundamental part of human life - it must be recognized as a public good worthy of investment, says Sandro Galea. → Read More

We need a national conversation about health — not just about health care

Instead of investing primarily in treatments for illness, we should also be investing in what shapes health and create the conditions for all to be well. → Read More

A Wall from Mexico to New Zealand

Hate, which can fuel mass shootings and violence, has a distinct effect on mental health and public health at large, writes Sandro Galea. → Read More

The Case for a 'Health New Deal'

Sandro Galea writes that a national "Health New Deal" effort akin to a Green New Deal would help spur widespread policy changes. → Read More

What the Recent—and Maybe Future—Shutdown Teaches Us About Wealth in the U.S.

Wealth inequality has a direct line to health inequality. → Read More