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Michael Westerhaus

Michael Westerhaus

Michael Westerhaus is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and a current Bush Fellow.

COMMENTARY

‘Unconscionable and appalling’: Doctors on Enbridge Line 3 — Opinion

By: , and - August 5, 2021

As physicians, our duty is to protect the health of all Minnesotans, now and for the future. As daily witnesses to the importance of clean air, water, and land to human health, we are deeply distressed about the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline currently under construction across our state and through 1855 Treaty […]

COMMENTARY

The role of health care equity in improving public safety | Opinion

By: , and - March 1, 2021

Health and access to affordable, high-quality health care play key roles in creating the conditions necessary for true public safety — and they are too often left out of the conversation altogether. As caregivers and health educators with frontline experience partnering with marginalized communities, we recognize that mental health services both prevent and address mental […]