Public health is a big subject. Its aim is to help every person on earth to be as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.
It asks questions that span many subjects and is applicable all over the world. In my job as a researcher I aim to understand how we can create environments that support health. Broadly, the kind of questions I ask are:
- How can we make being healthy the easy choice rather than the harder choice?
- Who and what influences our health?
- Which people are the sickest? Why?
- How can we make our research useful to policy makers?
I have often found myself thinking about all of these things, through the lens of a public health academic, an epidemiologist and an anthropologist. That is a lot to think about, so this blog is a place to put all those thoughts down and help other people understand this subject that affects us all.
The posts on this blog cover all of these sorts of questions, and anything else health-related that I find interesting. I’m not necessarily an expert in everything I write about, but I do have a general grounding in public health. I enjoy the multidisciplinary nature of the field and sharing this with other people.
If you want to know more about anything I’ve posted, please do leave a comment.