Matthew Pflaum

Matthew Pflaum, 30, grew up in Florida. He studied biology and anthropology at Grinnell College, and earned a Master's in Public Health in global health/infectious disease at Emory University. He has lived or worked in Thailand, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Central African Republic, Vietnam, Japan, and Bangladesh. He is currently studying economics at University of Hawaii Manoa.
Preventing Zika: Why Does Cuba Do A Better Job Than Hawaii?

Preventing Zika: Why Does Cuba Do A Better Job Than Hawaii?

A poor island nation puts the Aloha State to shame when it comes to public health efforts, including spraying to decrease disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Apathy’s Burden: The Role Of Hawaii In Global Affairs Flicker.com/Daniel Etter

Apathy’s Burden: The Role Of Hawaii In Global Affairs

Compassion, detachment, and a lack of broader political awareness in the state of Hawaii
Dengue And Zika: Their Spread Should Have Been Expected Hawaii Department of Health

Dengue And Zika: Their Spread Should Have Been Expected

Even our public health officials ignore the threat of common diseases until they reach our part of the world.