Mary Anne Mercer writes from her home in Seattle overlooking the Salish Sea. She has published on a wide range of topics related to social justice, global health, and globalization, as well as academic topics. She spent over 35 years working as university faculty, focusing on strategies to improve the health and survival of pregnant women and their children in resource-poor areas of the world. She is working on a memoir of her experiences as a nurse trekking for a year with a health team in rural Nepal.
About Mary Anne’s work
Mary Anne’s well-written and passionate posts for Huffington Post illustrate the depth and breadth of public health. Her writing demonstrates that public health touches every aspect of daily life.
HOWARD FRUMKIN, MD, DrPH
Former Dean, UW Public Health School
Militarization, privatization, and unfair trade policies are in fact tightly linked to diseases such as malaria, cholera, and AIDS. Sickness and Wealth exposes the mechanisms of these connections.
PAUL FARMER, MD, PHD
Founding Director, Partners in Health
A timely, radical, and accessible tool for understanding the corporate attack on health care as a right. An exceptional mix of activist and scholarly voices makes Sickness and Wealth stand apart.
Executive Director, Hesperian