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Providing Science to Improve the Public's Health: A Fellow's View from the Office of the US Surgeon General

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As America's doctor, The US Surgeon General provides Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. As a scientist interested in translating evidence to improve the public's health, spending a year as a fellow in the Office of the US Surgeon General has been the opportunity of a lifetime.

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1 Milstein, Bobby, Jack Homer, Peter Briss, Deron Burton, and Terry Pechacek. 2011. “Why Behavioral And Environmental Interventions Are Needed To Improve Health At Lower Cost.” Health Affairs. 30(10):1852–1859.

2 National Library of Medicine. “The Reports of the Surgeon General: The 1964 Report on Smoking and Health.” http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/Narrative/NN/p-nid/60 Accessed April 24, 2012.

3 Executive Order 13544 – Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

4 Voelker, Rebecca. 2010. “Surgeon General's Prevention Priorities Dovetail with Health Care Reform Law.” JAMA. 303(21): 2123–2124.

5 Benjamin, Regina. 2010. “Finding My Way to Electronic Health Records.” New England Journal of Medicine. 363(6):505–506.

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