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Dr. Leana Wen Shares How Public Health Are The ‘Lifelines’ Of Society

The former Baltimore Health Commissioner recounts how her past encounters with trauma and human kindness formed her commitment to healthcare for all.

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Public Health plays a crucial role in all our lives.

The pandemic has brought that into focus – with public vaccination sites, health guidance, and public data on infection rates.

But how does public health interconnect with combatting not just a pandemic, but racism, poverty, and violence in our communities?

We take a deep dive into the world of public health with national medical and policy expert, Dr. Leana Wen.

We'll also hear about her personal journey to medicine and how it informs her vision for public health.

Dr. Leana Wen

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