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    The Public Health Workforce and Willingness to Respond to Emergencies: A 50-State Analysis of Potentially Influential Laws
    with Lainie Rutkow, Jon S. Vernick, Maxim Gakh, Carol B. Thompson, and Daniel J. Barnett
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 42 (1): 64-71. 2014.
    Law plays a critical role in all stages of a public health emergency, including planning, response, and recovery. Public health emergencies introduce health concerns at the population level through, for example, the emergence of a novel infectious disease. In the United States, at the federal, state, and local levels, laws provide an infrastructure for public health emergency preparedness and response efforts: they grant the government the ability to officially declare an emergency, authorize re…Read more
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    The Public Health Workforce and Willingness to Respond to Emergencies: A 50‐State Analysis of Potentially Influential Laws
    with Lainie Rutkow, Jon S. Vernick, Maxim Gakh, Carol B. Thompson, and Daniel J. Barnett
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 42 (1): 64-71. 2014.
    Law plays a critical role in all stages of a public health emergency, providing an infrastructure for planning, response, and recovery efforts. A growing body of research has underscored the potential for certain types of state laws, such as those granting liability protections to responders, to influence the public health workforce's participation in emergency responses. It is therefore especially important to focus on particular state-level laws that may be associated with individuals' increas…Read more
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    Phylogenetic data bearing on the Rem sleep learning connection
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (6): 1007-1007. 2000.
    The phylogenetic data are inconsistent with the hypothesis that REM sleep duration is correlated with learning or learning ability. Humans do not have uniquely high amounts of REM sleep. The platypus, marsupials, and other mammals not generally thought to have extraordinary learning abilities have the largest amounts of REM sleep. The whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have the lowest amounts of REM sleep and may go without REM sleep for extended periods of time, despite their prodigious learning a…Read more