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Vanessa M. Griffith

Vanessa M. Griffith

Dr. Vanessa M. Griffith is a public health equity intern and aspiring communicable disease epidemiologist who is primarily interested in TB , COVID-19, HIV, and, more recently, monkeypox. Griffith, based in Colorado Springs, is an active-duty service member and senior non-commissioned officer in the United States Army.

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Fentanyl overdose should not be a threat faced by school children

By: - October 29, 2022

The prevalence of continuing and emerging threats to public health in the United States has increased exponentially in recent years. From the ongoing two-years-plus COVID-19 pandemic to the current monkeypox outbreak of 2022, Americans — and the global populace as a whole — are facing grim and challenging times. However, perhaps the most insidious threat […]

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Socioeconomic status should not determine access to health care in America

By: - August 20, 2022

As a public health equity intern and an African-American woman, I wanted to express my agreement with the findings expressed in Sara Wilson’s Newsline article “High Costs, Systemic Racism Plagues Health Care, Colorado Survey Finds.” Black and Indigenous Americans and people of color in the United States experience greater health disparities compared to their white […]