Philip Alcabes (b. 1954)

American epidemiologist and essayist. Alcabes earned his B.S. at Union College, his M.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, his M.P.H. at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. He is a professor at the City University of New York, Hunter College, and a consultant on public health issues such as AIDS prevention. Alcabes has published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Epidemiology, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Known for his willingness to challenge prevailing public health orthodoxies, Alcabes’s essays have appeared in The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post. See also philipalcabes.com.