Richard A. Fluck – Franklin and Marshall College
Topics of Interest to the SENCER Community
Overview of the Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Tuberculosis
- Social and economic conditions that encouraged a resurgence of tuberculosis in the 1980s and 1990s.
Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in the U.S. and Worldwide
- Demonstration of the roles played by economic inequality and HIV/AIDS in the recent spread of tuberculosis.
- Lists of many private, public, and academic organizations fighting tuberculosis in dedicated partnerships across the United States of America and worldwide.
- Recommendations for treatment programs that address both social and medical realities of multiple drug resistant strains (MDRs) of tuberculosis.
The Importance of Pairing Scientific Knowledge with Culturally and Social Appropriate Treatment Methods
Education, Advocacy, and Policy to Support the Control of Tuberculosis
- Demonstrates how effective public policies paired with solid science can reduce the transmission of tuberculosis and lead to advocacy for effective prevention and treatment programs
- An analysis of the importance of U.S. humanitarian and policy interest in helping to fight the global tuberculosis epidemic
Tuberculosis: Ancient Foe, Modern Scourge
About the Author
Richard A. Fluck
Associate Dean of the Faculty & the E. Paul and Frances Reiff Professor of Biology
Franklin & Marshall College