Getting involved in public health can be an important way to contribute to society. It can help you to make your voice heard, to help those around you, and to protect yourself and others. There are a lot of great influencers out there who can help you. Here are five of them you should know about.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Having worked as a health minister, researcher, and academic, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a prominent public health influencer. A political leader and biologist, he has received global awards for his efforts and accomplishments. He is the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2017.
A health advocate and a global leader in the fight against malaria and HIV/AIDS, Tedros is an important voice for public health reform and improvement. He serves as chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board and co-chair of the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health. He is also the first African to become director general of the WHO.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Whether it’s on TV or on Twitter, Sanjay Gupta is a public health influencer who has earned the trust of millions of Americans. Having been an expert in the field for over 20 years, he has covered some of the most important health stories of our time.
From the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster to the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Gupta has consistently covered some of the most significant health stories in the US since the turn of the century. His reporting has helped the public understand the human impact of some of the largest disasters in history. His work has earned him multiple Emmy awards.
Earlier this year, public health influencer Eric Feigl-Ding made headlines by tweeting about the coronavirus, a disease that has killed over 2.5 million people worldwide.
He was criticized by science communicators for his tone and claims. However, Feigl- Ding has recently been vindicated by Simin Liu, a U.S. virologist who criticized him for his use of scientific language.
Feigl-Ding is a health economist, epidemiologist and systematic reviewer who works on the intersection of public health and drug safety. He resigned his position at Harvard University to join the Federation of American Scientists as a senior fellow.
He has authored more than 100 scientific papers. He is also a co-author of the meta- analysis on diabetes risk factors. He is a member of the COVID-19 mortality expert committee of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is a board member of the World Health Network. He is a former faculty member at the Harvard Medical School. He is a co-founder of Macroclinic International and has executive roles with the company. He has been involved in developing social-network based behavioral interventions and is a health economist.
Dr. Robert R. Redfield
During the COVID-19 outbreak, CDC Director Robert Redfield served as an expert on infectious diseases. He also led the CDC’s response to the virus. He is credited with advising the nation during the virus’s spread. In addition to developing new programs to fight the country’s growing drug use problem, he also helped advance a presidential initiative to end the transmission of HIV by 2030.
Currently, Dr. Redfield is serving as the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He is a clinical researcher, immunologist, and virologist. His career has been devoted to research and clinical care for patients with chronic viral infections. His work has focused on innovative strategies to target host cell pathways. He has also been a leader in collaborative HIV/AIDS research. He has been awarded numerous honors and awards for his contributions to the field.
Angel Love Davis
Besides being a model, a poet and an actress, Angel Love Davis has been recognized as a public health influencer. She is a healthcare professional and runs her own medical clothing line, Life Angels, which aims to provide a stylish alternative to the traditional uniform. It’s no secret that social media is a great source of information about the latest medical trends and treatments. In fact, Love and her coworkers had conversations about innovative functional uniforms for nurses.
As a single mom of two, Angel Love has made it a point to spend as much time with her kids as possible. She also has a nanny to help out. She is also a part of the College of Social and Behavioral Science’s mock trial program and is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, a national fraternity dedicated to helping others achieve their college educations.
Advancing Health Equity is a public health organization that was founded by Dr. Uche Blackstock, a Harvard-educated physician. This group focuses on eliminating racialized health inequities in the US.
The organization works with healthcare organizations to address racism in the healthcare industry. It also coordinates training sessions that are focused on structural racism. The organization has been recognized as a thought leader in the field of health equity.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has a 150-year history of advocacy. It has become one of the most influential organizations in the US and is focused on creating the healthiest nation in a generation.