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Book Signing: Dr. Leana Wen, LIFELINES

The Ivy welcomes Dr. Leana Wen for an in-person outdoor book signing event! This signing will follow Dr. Wen's event with the Enoch Pratt Library on Thursday, August 6th, at 6:30PM, to highlight her new book Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health.

Click here for more information about the Pratt event

Click here to preorder your copy of Lifelines

Dr. Leana Wen—emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, CNN medical analyst, and Washington Post contributing columnist—has lived on the front lines of public health, leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, outbreaks of infectious disease, maternal and infant mortality, and COVID-19 disinformation. Here, in gripping detail, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills, treating gun violence as a contagious disease, for example, and racism as a threat to health.

Wen also tells her own uniquely American story: an immigrant from China, she and her family received food stamps and were at times homeless despite her parents working multiple jobs. That child went on to attend college at thirteen, become a Rhodes scholar, and turn to public health as the way to make a difference in the country that had offered her such possibilities.

Ultimately, she insists, it is public health that ensures citizens are not robbed of decades of life, and that where children live does not determine whether they live.






Event Details

Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 12:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209

by Dr. Radut