5 Public Health Influencers You Should Know About
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 …