216 | How Medicine is Really Practiced in the U.S.
Otis Brawley is a globally-recognized expert in cancer prevention and control. He has worked to reduce overscreening of medical conditions, which has revolutionized patient treatment by increasing quality of life and reducing health disparities. Brawley’s research focuses on developing cancer screening strategies and ensuring their effectiveness. He has championed efforts to decrease smoking and implement other lifestyle risk reduction programs, as well as to provide critical support to cancer patients and concentrate cancer control efforts in areas where they could be most effective. Brawley currently leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort on cancer health disparities at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, striving to close racial, economic, and social disparities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide. He also directs community outreach programs for underserved populations throughout Maryland. Brawley joined Johns Hopkins University as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in 2019 from the American Cancer Society and Emory University, and he is the author of the book How We Do Harm.
Topics covered in this episode:
Respect in Medicine
Minorities in Treatment
Sources of Healthcare Disparities
Diet and Physical Activity
The Future Of Medicine
Drug Company Data
Managing Conflict of Interest
Breast Cancer Screening
Referenced in the episode:
The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 174 | Overcoming Political Influence on Healthcare | John Abramson
To learn more about Otis Brawley and his work, head over to https://research.jhu.edu/members/otis-brawley/
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