How to Health Podcast with Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA
About This Show
Dr. Laurie Marbas brings you the most inspiring stories of individuals conquering chronic disease, overcoming incredible obstacles, and the experts to help you find health. Changing health by changing the food we eat. http://howtohealth.org.
Most Recent Episode
Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan: Drug Resistant Economist Warns Against Antibiotic Resistance
3 days ago
Have you ever heard of a drug resistant economist? Have you ever thought how economics would intersect with antibiotics? Well, I didn't either until I read an article that Dr.Ramanan Laxminarayan had coauthored. What I read has led me to rethink about the world's drug resistant problems on a much broader scale, including how antibiotics are used in animal agriculture to promote growth. (one more reason to eat plants!) This discussion will challenge how you think about antibiotics and hopefully think twice before insisting on antibiotics at your next doctor's visit when he/she says it is a virus...
Dr. Laxminarayan directs the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy. He is also a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University. His research deals with the integration of epidemiological models of infectious diseases and drug resistance into the economic analysis of public health problems. He has worked to improve understanding of drug resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource.
Laxminarayan has worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank on evaluating malaria treatment policy, vaccination strategies, the economic burden of tuberculosis, and control of non-communicable diseases. He has served on a number of advisory committees at WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine.
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