The Body: A Guide for Occupants
by Emily Yox, MPH
Each month, NACCHO brings you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. Book reviews in this series originally appeared on NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local health Departments and are republished here with permission.
I am a big fan of Bill Bryson’s writing, so I was very excited and surprised when I saw that he recently published a book related to health and the human body. Being in the field of public health but having no medical background, this book provided a thorough and well-researched synopsis of all systems of the body. With a knack for compelling storytelling and fun and interesting facts, this is a great overview of all the body systems.
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Emily Yox is the Program Analyst for Global Health at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, DC. In her role, she encourages US local health departments to understand the valuable perspective that global health programs can provide to domestic public health work. Emily completed her MPH in Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control at the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health. She also holds a BA in International Studies from American University, School of International Service.
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