Stephen Bezruchka also works with the Department of Global Health MPH program. He has spent over 10 years in Nepal working in various health programs, and teaching in remote regions. He tries to draw attention to the socioeconomic determinants of the health of populations.
Effective methods of disseminating determinants of population health to the general population so they work to change societal structures to improve America's health; theories of global health asking the question why do countries order by health outcomes such as life expectancy in the Health Olympics?; medical harm and the lack of interest in the USA for responding to this marked health risk; medical tourism and its affect on host populations
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Department of Health Services
UW School of Public Health
Seattle, WA 98195-7660
MD Stanford University, 1973 (Medicine)
AM Harvard University, 1967 (Mathematics)
BSc University of Toronto (Canada), 1966 (Mathematics, Physics)
Bezruchka S, Health Equity in the USA, Social Alternatives. 2010 29(3): 50-56.
Bezruchka S. The effect of economic recession on population health. CMAJ. 2009 Sep 1;181(5):281-5. PMID: 19720709 PMCID: PMC2734206
Bezruchka S, Namekata T, Sistrom MG. Interplay of politics and law to promote health: improving economic equality and health: the case of postwar Japan. Am J Public Health. 2008 Apr;98(4):589-94. Epub 2008 Feb 28. PMID: 18309129 PMCID: PMC2376982
Gold R, Connell FA, Heagerty P, Cummings P, Bezruchka S, Davis R, Cawthon ML. Predicting time to subsequent pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep;9(3):219-28. PMID: 16231106
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