How engineering can contribute to a reimagining of the US public health system

A worker pours dry ice into boxes containing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Of the many things that COVID-19 has made abundantly clear to us, surely one of them is a newfound realization that public health has become increasingly complex. Understanding the challenges to public health – that is, the task of guarding the well-being of the U.S. population – is essential now more than ever. As an engineer, design futurist and graduate program director, I have seen how COVID-19 has transformed how public health preparedness is viewed and understood. Some say the pan…

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