Laura Pugh

About Laura Pugh

Laura Pugh is an M.D./M.P.H. student trying to keep life brilliant by running, hiking, and skiing around the region, reading interesting books, advocating for salient causes, conducting vegetarian cooking experiments, and drinking a lot of tea.

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Johns Hopkins Police Bill Signed into Law, Despite Student and Community Objections

Johns Hopkins Police Bill Signed into Law, Despite Student and Community Objections

For years, a fence stood between the Johns Hopkins medical campus and the East Baltimore community. While the physical barrier has been torn down, Johns Hopkins is now pursuing a new way to insulate itself from the surrounding community: a private police force. The police department swelled into a contentious issue over the last year(...)

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Are Vaccines the Next Step in Controlling the Opioid Epidemic?

Are Vaccines the Next Step in Controlling the Opioid Epidemic?

Flu season is still going strong, meaning that almost every primary care visit concludes by ensuring that the patient has gotten their flu shot. There is no cure for the flu, but a simple shot greatly decreases an individual’s chances of contracting the virus and keeps epidemics from spreading in the population. What if we(...)

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