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James Hamblin, MD, MPH

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)



Dr. Hamblin is board certified in public health and general preventive medicine. He is a staff writer at The Atlantic magazine, where he also served for six years as a senior editor. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Politico, PBS, and Vice. He is the author of If Our Bodies Could Talk (Doubleday, 2016) and a forthcoming book on the skin care industry and skin microbiome, Clean (Riverhead, 2020). He has spoken at TED Med, South by Southwest, Aspen Ideas Festival, National Academies of Sciences, and the Global Ideas Forum.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale University (2018)
  • MD
    Indiana University (2009)
  • BS
    Wake Forest University (2005)

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