Public Health in Flux | Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry

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Dr. Humayun Chaudhry discusses ways that education, medical licensing and new technologies can meet the changing public health challenges confronting modern medicine.

In the second IGHPE podcast, Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, speaks to John Hayward about the growing importance of health literacy, public health strategies and preventive medicine in a world of shrinking healthcare budgets, aging populations and increased prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases.

Dr. Chaudhry, an internist by training and a prominent medical educator, also discusses the balance between education and regulation in maintaining public health, the possibilities for physicians to use social media to share health information, and ways in which medical curricula can evolve to realize the potential of preventive medicine for promoting public health, among many other topics.

Just how can teachers educate future doctors in a way that helps more people maintain good health?

Dr. Humayun Chaudhry is a member of the IGHPE Editorial Board. Previously, he was Health Commissioner for Suffolk County, New York, where he led the creation of a Division of Preventive Medicine.