If you’re only going to read one thing I have written, it should be this essay: Health and Healing.
My academic publications have primarily focused on tuberculosis and HIV.
Selected letters, op-eds, advocacy pieces, and media coverage:
Balla K, Elansary M, Kenney B, Lederer P. Why a CDC investigation of Boston Public Schools COVID-19 outbreaks is needed now. Boston Globe, November 18, 2021.
Lederer P, We should be addressing root causes, not looking to correctional settings, Boston Globe, October 31, 2021
Bichell, R. Alumni Of Epidemic Intelligence Service Lament ‘Silencing’ of CDC, KUNC, 7/21/20.
Lederer P, DeSilva M, Yablon B. What the CDC Did Wrong, and Why. New York Times, June 4, 2020.
Lederer P, Sinha P, Khan K. Call grows for moral budget to see to human needs. Boston Globe, August 23, 2019
Lederer P. Boston’s Truth and Poverty “Spill the Tea” Tour, Mass Peace Action blog, May 3, 2019.
Lederer J, Lederer P. We need safer streets, Part II. Jamaica Plain Gazette, November 9, 2018.
Lederer P. Nathavitharana RR. Fighting TB Requires Political Will. New York Times, October 7, 2018.
Lederer J, Lederer P. We Need Safer Streets. Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 28, 2018.
Lederer P and Lim, J. Fighting the Nipah Virus. New York Times, June 15, 2018.
Muller J, Lederer P, Pastore J. After the summit, the threat of nuclear war remains. Boston Globe, June 14, 2018.
Lederer P. Woke Up This Morning with my Mind Stayed on Freedom. Common Dreams, April 3, 2018
Lederer P. We Shall Overcome. Common Dreams, February 11, 2018.
Lederer P. The devastation of nuclear war, Boston Globe, January 5, 2018.
Lederer P. Notes from the Burn Intensive Care Unit. Common Dreams, January 3, 2018.
Forrow L, Lederer P. Boston Should Lead the Way Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Harvard Law Record, November 20, 2017.
Lederer P. The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A National Call for a Moral Revival. Common Dreams, October 25, 2017. Also published in the Bay State Banner, November 3, 2017.
Lederer P. How Trump can become one of America’s Greatest Presidents. CNN.com October 13, 2017.
Helfand I, Lederer P. Obama administration is wrong on nuclear weapons and Clinton, Trump are silent. CNN.com, November 4, 2016.
Pronovost, P. Why it’s time for doctors to ditch their white coats. KevinMD, January 5, 2016.
Sweeney, C. Should Doctors Ditch Their White Coats? Boston Magazine, December 23, 2015.
Schumann, J. A Doctor Wrestles With With Whether to Keep Wearing his White Coat. NPR, November 21, 2015.
Freyer, F. Doctors debate safety of their white coats. Boston Globe, November 18, 2015.
Fisher, R. StudioTulsa on Health: Doctors, White Coats, and an Ongoing Debate in American Medicine. Public Radio Tulsa, November 17, 2015.
Lederer, P. It’s time for doctors to hang up their white coats for good. The Conversation, September 17, 2015.
Lederer, P. Lost friends serve as inspiration. Brown Daily Herald, April 25, 2003.
Rosendahl, A. Three Study Disparities in the Mississippi Delta. Brown Daily Herald, September 30, 2002