The Fall 2022 issue of Emory Magazine features a Q&A session with the author. In the article “What we can Learn from America’s Pandemic Responses”, Polly Price writes about the origins of her interests in the intersection of law and public health. In 2013, she worked with the CDC in El Paso, Texas, studying the inflow of tuberculosis into the US. In 2017, she received a...
Center for international and comparative law
On October 26, the author was the guest speaker at Emory’s Center for International and Comparative Law. The full video is available here. After an introduction by Professor Jonathan Nash, Professor Price discussed disease outbreaks through the lens of history and legal intervention, drawing particular attention to the problems that federalism presents in creating and implementing a...
How Epidemics Shaped America
On September 8th, the author lectured in the Speaker Series of the Gwinnett County Public Library. The video is available online. In this narrative history of the US through major outbreaks of contagious disease, from yellow fever to the Spanish flu, from HIV/AIDS to Ebola, Polly Price examines how law and government affected the outcome of epidemics—and how those outbreaks in turn shaped our...
Law, Science and Technology at Georgia Tech
On September 1st, the author led a seminar at Georgia Tech on tuberculosis control and local public health. That seminar and the lecture that followed are summarized by Jessamyn Lockett of the campus newspaper. Lockett writes that liberal arts majors may find themselves at odds with Georgia Tech’s focus on STEM. She quotes Law, Science, and Technology (LST) director and event co-coordinator Chad...
Medhi Hassan interviews the author on July 22, 2022.
Interview with Frazer Rice
Frazer Rice interviews the author on May 22, 2022.
May 17th interview on KARV radio in Russellville, Arkansas.
Reactions to early releases of Plagues in the Nation:
Interview with Tavis Smiley/Podcast Link
I have long been a fan of Tavis Smiley from listening to his radio program on NPR. So I was honored to join his talk show on KBLA Los Angeles to discuss my book, Plagues in the Nation.
Can state governors ban mask mandates in schools?
The mask wars are back, this time in the classroom. Many Americans continue to believe that they have a right not to wear face masks because they personally object to them. Some governors have stoked this belief by banning local schools from adopting mask mandates, fueling a debate about the safety of school children that has no common ground. School mask policies divide communities into two...