Guns, Obesity, and Opioids: A Population Health Science Perspective on 3 Contemporary Epidemics

Sep 1, 2018
Sandro Galea for Milbank Memorial Fund
The firearm, obesity, and opioid epidemics are among the most important public health crises of our time. Each epidemic has a complex etiology that challenges efforts at mitigation. From this, a central question arises for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers: How can we identify what matters most within a broad range of causal factors in these epidemics, and can we draw cross-epidemic inferences that will help inform our thinking?
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