Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, is a physician and epidemiologist who has worked for many years as an educator, researcher, consultant, author, and editor. He has served as a CDC epidemiologist, a medical school professor, director of international health programs and projects, and as president of the American Public Health Association. He wrote the recently published book From Horror to Hope: Recognizing and Preventing the Health Impacts of War and has edited 20 other books, including Climate Change and Public Health, which was honored as the 2015 Environmental Health Book of the Year.
Why are civilians increasingly targeted during war? What are the impacts of war on health, human rights, and the environment? How can these impacts be reduced? What are the critical elements in preventing war and building sustainable peace?
How can climate change affect your health? What can you do to protect yourself and your family from the health impacts of climate change? What can our communities do to adapt to climate change? How can we, as a global society, achieve climate justice?
How can you tell if you are being exposed to occupational or environmental hazards? Whom should you contact if you think you having a hazardous exposure? How can these hazards be reduced? How can you protect yourself and your family?
What are the manifestations of social injustice? How does social injustice threaten health? What are the underlying causes of social injustice? What can you and your community do to address social injustice?