SPH Reads

“SPH Reads” is a school-wide reading program hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. It aims to encourage critical thought and discussion among all members of the BUSPH community, and is centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book. The fall 2019 selection is “The Desire to Heal: A Doctor’s Education in Empathy, Identity, and Poetry”, by Rafael Campo.

All incoming (first year) MPH students and core-course faculty are encouraged to read the selected book and will be provided with copies. Returning students, non-core curriculum faculty, and staff are encouraged to read the book. Throughout the year, beginning with Orientation, there will be opportunities to gather and talk about the issues presented in the book through lectures, seminars, and small discussion groups involving all members of the SPH community.  Details about this year’s selection and where to find the book are now available.


All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Michael Patrick MacDonald