Catherine Sanford

Catherine Sanford

As an injury epidemiologist in North Carolina, I’ve spent my career studying how people get hurt. In 2002, while reviewing routine injury data, I made a disturbing discovery: Fatal overdoses from prescription pain medicine were dramatically increasing across the...
Marisa B. Ugarte

Marisa B. Ugarte

In 2000, I was managing a program for homeless runaways in San Diego when I got a call from the sheriff’s department about a 15-year-old girl. She was being prostituted to migrant agricultural workers north of San Diego while her enslavers held her baby boy...
Irving C. Wishnow

Irving C. Wishnow

In 1998, I read a letter in The Houston Chronicle that said thousands of schoolchildren never get eye exams or glasses because their families can’t afford them. I’m an optometrist, and I’ve long provided free eye care to many low-income kids. But...