New and Notable Books in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Press

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The Doctor Who Fooled the World

Food Insecurity on Campus

Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines

Action and Intervention

Brian Deer

edited by Katharine M. Broton and Clare L. Cady

Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield—the so-called father of the anti-vaccine movement. 2020

408 pp.


$25.00 hc/eb

foreword by Sara Goldrick-Rab

A timely and powerful book aimed at anyone fighting the hidden problem of student hunger on college campuses. 2020

272 pp.


The Opioid Fix America’s Addiction Crisis and the Solution They Don’t Want You to Have

Barbara Andraka-Christou

$39.95 pb/eb

The Morehouse Model How One School of Medicine Revolutionized Community Engagement and Health Equity

Why medication-assisted treatment, the most effective tool for battling opioid addiction, is significantly underused in the United States.

Ronald L. Braithwaite, Tabia Henry Akintobi, Daniel S. Blumenthal, and W. Mary Langley


foreword by Valerie Montgomery Rice

288 pp.


$27.00 hc/eb

From Enforcers to Guardians A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence   Johns Hopkins University Press 2

Hannah L. F. Cooper, ScD, and Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD A public health approach to understanding and eliminating excessive police violence. 2020

280 pp., 26 figures


$34.95 hc/eb

How can the example of Morehouse School of Medicine help other public health-oriented universities create ideal collaborations between faculty and community-based organizations? 2020

224 pp., 6 line drawings


$39.95 hc/eb

Malignant How Bad Policy and Bad Evidence Harm People with Cancer

Vinayak K. Prasad, MD, MPH How hype, money, low standards of evidence, and bias can come together to mislead cancer patients into thinking that many worthless or unproven treatments were effective. 2020

240 pp., 19 line drawings


$32.95 hc/eb


Fundamental Statistical Methods for Analysis of Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

second edition

Katherine E. Irimata, Brittany N. Dugger, and Jeffrey R. Wilson

edited by Jessica Bylander, Senior Editor, Health Affairs

foreword by Marwan Sabbagh, MD

A statistics textbook that delivers essential data analysis techniques for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. 2020

320 pp., 56 line drawings


$74.95 pb/eb

Narrative Matters Writing to Change the Health Care System

foreword by Abraham Verghese, MD

Drawn from the popular “Narrative Matters” column in the journal Health Affairs, these essays embody a vision for a health care system that centers the humanity of patients and doctors alike. 2020

On Becoming a Healer The Journey from Patient Care to Caring About Your Patients

Saul J. Weiner, MD

328 pp.


$27.95 pb/eb

Achieving Health for All Primary Health Care in Action

An invaluable guide to becoming a competent and compassionate physician.

edited by David Bishai, PhD, MD, MPH, and Meike Schleiff, MSPH, DrPH


How did seven low-income countries, inspired by the landmark Alma Ata Declaration, dramatically improve citizen health by focusing on primary care?

192 pp., 4 line drawings


$26.95 pb/eb

The Political Determinants of Health Daniel E. Dawes How do policy and politics influence the social conditions that generate health outcomes? 2020

208 pp., 14 line drawings


$29.95 pb/eb

352 pp., 4 halftones, 33 line drawings


$59.95 hc/eb

Pathways to a Successful Accountable Care Organization edited by Peter A. Gross, MD A valuable guide to starting and running a successful accountable care organization. 2020

320 pp., 6 halftones, 32 line drawings


$89.95 pb/eb

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foreword by David R. Williams



Separated Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid

William D. Lopez William D. Lopez details the incredible strain that immigration raids conducted by ICE and local law enforcement placed on one Latino community—and the families and friends left behind. 2019

232 pp.


$27.95 hc/eb

Golden Rice

The Medicalization of Birth and Death Lauren K. Hall Improving how individuals give birth and die in the United States requires reforming the regulatory, reimbursement, and legal structures that centralize care in hospitals and prevent the growth of community-based alternatives. 2019

352 pp.


$39.95 hc/eb

Prevention First Policymaking for a Healthier America

The Imperiled Birth of a GMO Superfood

Ed Regis

Anand K. Parekh, MD, MPH foreword by Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, MD

The first book to tell the shocking story of Golden Rice, a genetically modified grain that provides essential Vitamin A and can save lives in developing countries—if only they were allowed to grow it.

Deaths from preventable disease have decreased life expectancy in the United States for the first time in a century. This book argues that we must deal with the crisis by embracing prevention as our nation’s top health sector priority.



256 pp., 2 halftones


$29.95 hc/eb

Teaching Public Health edited by Lisa M. Sullivan and Sandro Galea   Johns Hopkins University Press 4

A comprehensive collection of best practices in public health education. 2019

352 pp., 10 line drawings


$49.95 hc/eb

Preventing Child Trafficking A Public Health Approach

Jonathan Todres, JD, and Angela Diaz, MD How can a public health approach advance efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to child trafficking? 2019

320 pp., 2 line drawings


$44.95 hc/eb

232 pp.


$34.95 hc/eb


Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health

Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich How well-intentioned public health efforts can be unwitting but powerful drivers of stigma. 2019

288 pp., 35 halftones


$34.95 hc/eb

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Handbook for Human Research edited by Leslie M. Howes, MPH, CIP, Sarah A. White, MPH, CIP, and Barbara E. Bierer, MD Helping human research protection program professionals create, implement, and evaluate quality assurance/quality improvement programs. 2019

240 pp., 15 line drawings


$80.00 pb/eb

Health Disparities in the United States Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Determinants of Health

third edition

Donald A. Barr, MD, PhD Challenging students to think critically about the complex web of social forces that leads to health disparities in the United States. 2019

376 pp., 3 halftones, 53 line drawings


$57.95 pb/eb

Death by Regulation How Bureaucrats Killed One of Obamacare’s Promising Innovations

Peter L. Beilenson, MD, MPH The story of a small healthcare startup and its fight for survival against the very federal agencies responsible for its launch as part of the ACA. 2019

192 pp.


$29.95 pb/eb

Global Epidemics, Local Implications African Immigrants and the Ebola Crisis in Dallas

Kevin J. A. Thomas


272 pp.


$59.95 hc/eb

The Crisis of US Hospice Care Family and Freedom at the End of Life

Harold Braswell Exploring the failure of hospice in America to care for patients and families at the end of life. 2019

288 pp.


$54.95 hc/eb

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How fear and stigma affected the lives of African immigrants during the global Ebola epidemic—and the resilient ways in which immigrant communities responded.

public health & health policy

Cesarean Section

Fat in the Fifties

An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence

America’s First Obesity Crisis

Jacqueline H. Wolf

Nicolas Rasmussen

Why have cesarean sections become so commonplace in the United States?

A riveting history of the rise and fall of the obesity epidemic during 1950s and 1960s America.



336 pp., 17 halftones, 8 graphs


$24.95 pb/eb

New in Paperback March 2020

Under the Big Tree Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Ellen Agler

200 pp., 21 figures


$39.95 hc/eb

The Road to Universal Health Coverage Innovation, Equity, and the New Health Economy

edited by Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Ilona Kickbusch, and Louis Galambos

with Mojie Crigler foreword by Bill Gates

foreword by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

Powerful stories of the debilitating effects of neglected tropical diseases throughout the world, highlighting the successes and challenges of those fighting to eliminate them.

How can countries chart their own course toward universal health coverage?


240 pp., 16 b&w photos


$27.95 hc/eb

Life and Death in Rikers Island   Johns Hopkins University Press 6

Homer Venters, former Chief Medical Officer of NYC Jails Shining a light on the deadly health consequences of incarceration. “A crucially important book.”—The New Yorker 2019

200 pp.


$26.95 pb/eb


304 pp., 14 line drawings


$34.95 pb/eb

Governing Health The Politics of Health Policy

fifth edition

William G. Weissert and Carol S. Weissert How do government and private interests shape the health policy process? 2019

424 pp., 7 b&w illus.


$44.95 pb/eb

public health & health policy

Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform Richard (Buz) Cooper, MD Proof that high health care spending is linked directly to poverty. 2016

304 pp., 76 line drawings


$28.95 pb/eb

Ending Medical Reversal Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives

Vinayak K. Prasad, MD, MPH, and Adam S. Cifu, MD Why medicine adopts ineffective or harmful medical practices only to abandon them —sometimes too late. “Every doctor should read this book.”—JAMA Internal Medicine 2015

280 pp., 9 line drawings


$24.95 pb/eb

Patient Safety Ethics How Vigilance, Mindfulness, Compliance, and Humility Can Make Healthcare Safer

John D. Banja Developing best practices and ethical systems to protect and enhance patient safety. 2019

272 pp.


$49.95 hc/eb

Delivering Effective College Mental Health Services Lee Keyes An essential guide to organizing and offering mental health services on campus. 2019

208 pp., 4 charts


$37.95 hc/eb

Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD foreword by Arthur L. Caplan

Internationally renowned medical scientist and autism dad Dr. Peter J. Hotez explains why vaccines do not cause autism. 240 pp., 8 halftones, 4 line drawings


$22.95 hc/eb

150 Years of ObamaCare Daniel E. Dawes foreword by David Satcher, 16th US Surgeon General with a new afterword

Go behind the curtain of the creation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 2016

320 pp., 32 line drawings


$19.95 pb/eb

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Bestselling Public Health Books / Save 20% on all books

Drug Dealer, MD

Health Disparities in the United States

How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop

Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Determinants of Health

Anna Lembke, MD

third edition Donald A. Barr, MD, PhD


192 pp.


$19.95 pb/eb


376 pp., 3 halftones, 53 line drawings


$57.95 pb/eb

Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor

My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD

My Years at the CDC

foreword by Arthur L. Caplan

William H. Foege



240 pp., 8 halftones, 4 line drawings


$22.95 hc/eb

280 pp., 14 b&w illus.


$24.95 hc/eb

150 Years of ObamaCare Daniel E. Dawes foreword by David Satcher, 16th US Surgeon General 2016

320 pp., 32 line drawings


$19.95 pb/eb

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