Category Archives: Boots on the Ground

Measles in New York:  The Outbreak, the Response, and the Potential Unintended Consequences

by Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, and Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH This month’s “Boots on the Ground” column is a bit different from the first two columns. First, because its primary author, Dr. Jana Shaw, is a pediatric infectious disease physician; second, because it addresses a current public health crisis, the measles outbreaks in New York; and finally, because of the

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Trust: An Essential Ingredient for Becoming the Chief Health Strategist

by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH Boots on the Ground addresses the practice of public health from the perspective of those working in LHDs and will provide an informal platform for public health leaders across the country to share their stories of how public health is accomplished in real life, in real time. The series is intended to showcase the

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Introducing Boots on the Ground:  Narratives from Today’s Local Public Health Workforce

by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH I have clear memories of my first senior staff meeting as Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County. I was following in the footsteps of a legendary health commissioner and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Lloyd F. Novick, and I had overwhelming symptoms of “impostor syndrome.” Who was I to

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