Dr. Thomas M. Davis, FAAHE, MCHES, is professor emeritus of the Division of Public Health and Education at the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to serving as a professor for 45 years, he served as the director of education for a Medicare-approved hospice, a federally funded rural mental health center and represented Iowa and UNI assisting Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Normal University (China) in public health program development.
Before my 2019 retirement (and the pandemic), people learning I was a professor of public health responded with polite neutrality. After the start of the pandemic, many people viewed me (and others in any way connected to public health) as being aligned with either Satan or the Messiah. People felt completely comfortable sharing strong, sometimes […]