In 1854, John Snow persuaded one of London’s local councils to disable the Broad Street pump. By proving that London’s cholera epidemic was being spread through the water supply and then cutting off that source, Mr. Snow became one of the founders of public health. He changed the way we study and think about health and its all-encompassing grasp on a population. Today, we seek to protect public health through research, environmental programs, policy development, and system regulation. This journal encompasses the continuing research of a group of individuals inspired by Mr. Snow and his work to improve the health of many.
By Ashley Ceniceros, designer NPHR logo
Ashley Ceniceros received her MD/MPH from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
If you are interested in reading more on John Snow and his seminal contribution to public health, we recommed an excellent book: Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Trade publishers; 2007).