Show: September 9, 2012:
- Are laws restricting sugary snacks effective in fighting childhood obesity?
- What are the consequences of unintended pregnancies?
- What is the relationship between fitness and grades in adolescents?
- Is there value in adding ultrasound technology to routine mammograms?
- How does mobility affect the diagnosis of breast cancer?
- Can meditation combat loneliness?
- How can personal narratives serve to influence public health policy?
- Can the overuse of technology precipitate forms of mental illness?
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How can personal narratives serve to influence public health policy?
Interview: Brad Wright, Ph.D., Postdoc in health policy at Brown University. He has a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and writes the blog “Wright on Health”.
Brad Wright, Ph.D, in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, writes the blog “Wright on Health” and advocates the use of personal anecdotes to potentially shape health policy. Wright shares his perspective on the use of personal narrative to highlight public policy issues and whether they are applicable to large, complex health issues.