This Public Health Conversation Starter features Dr. Martin Shapiro in conversation with BUSPH Dean Sandro Galea. Dr. Shapiro talks about his recent book The Present Illness: American Health Care and Its Afflictions and discusses the disfunction in the American health care system.

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  • Martin Shapiro

    Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Public Health, UCLA


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