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

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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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