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David Barton Smith, PhD

Monday, October 8, 2018

David Barton Smith, Ph.D.

David Barton Smith, PhD

Power to Heal

David Barton Smith is an Emeritus Professor at Temple and Research Professor at Drexel’s Health Management and Policy Department. He was the recipient of a 1995 RWJ Health Policy Research Investigator Award to study the racial desegregation of America’s hospitals. His most recent book, The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health System, Vanderbilt University Press, received the Goldberg price for the year’s best book in the area of medicine. He assisted in the development of a related documentary, released for airings on local PBS stations and broader public use in May 2018.