The report, which compared the United States’ life expectancy and death rates by age group to that of other G7 nations, said that in 2018 alone, 461,000 American lives were lost unnecessarily.
To sit idly by and wait for the pandemic to end would be “a tremendous disservice,” according to Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J.
“During the quiet moments where I would get to hold the fact that my experience was so unique—like a bus ride back that I’d have by myself—I’d just think about how I had been so wonderfully welcomed into the lives of people who didn’t necessarily have to welcome me.”
The interdisciplinary program aims to expand students’ awareness of health as a global social justice issue as they pursue careers in health care.