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The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide


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Preface 1. Introduction Part I 2. Elixir Sulfanilamide 3. Thalidomide Sidebar 3.1 Frances Kelsey, the Heroine of the FDA Grace Mandel 4. The Swine Flu of 1976 5. HIV Part II 6. Recognizing a Crisis 7. Crisis Management Sidebar 7.1 Flint, Michigan: More than Safe Water Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH 8. Communications and Politics Sidebar 8.1 Bellevue Hospital: Losing Credibility Grace Mandel Sidebar 8.2 Smallpox at the NIH Edward L. Hunter 9. Preventing the Next Crisis Sidebar 9.1 Responding to the Newton Shootings Governor Martin O'Malley Sidebar 9.2 Opportunity in Crisis: Jack-in-the-Box and the FDA Grace Mandel Part III 10. Responsibility and Blame 11. Opportunity in Crisis Appendix

About the Author

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, is Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training and Professor of the Practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A pediatrician, he previously served as the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City, the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Health Secretary of the State of Maryland. On Twitter: @drJoshS


"Engaging, informative, and thought-provoking - as close to a page-turner as a professional publication can be. As a result, it could become foundational in the education and continuing education of public health professionals; it should." -- American Journal of Public Health "Essential reading ... A nuanced discussion about how health officials can accept responsibility and blame in a way that increases confidence in their leadership and in their organization." -- Health Security

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