Voices

Michael Rozier, S.J., is an assistant professor of health management and policy and health care ethics at Saint Louis University.

Health service workers light candles during a vigil for coronavirus victims at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, on April 16. (Photo by John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2020)
Politics & Society Short Take
Michael Rozier, S.J.June 25, 2020
As Americans mourn those lost to Covid, we should consider what we will consider the “new normal.” Michael Rozier, S.J., asks how we can avoid repeating our apparent desensitization to gun violence.
“Should I wear a mask to the grocery store?” is one of the new questions about our responsibilities to others. Photo taken outside a business in San Francisco on April 11. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Michael Rozier, S.J.May 14, 2020
How we choose to behave during the Covid-19 pandemic reveals who we are and whom we want to be, writes Michael Rozier, S.J. It is a time to rediscover true virtues.
Union Station's nearly deserted Main Hall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 16. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Politics & Society Short Take
Michael Rozier, S.J.March 17, 2020
We cannot allow the coronavirus to make us see others as a threat.
Politics & Society Last Take
Michael Rozier, S.J.May 18, 2018
Effective medical and public health interventions are necessary to solve diseases of despair.
Politics & Society Features
Michael Rozier, S.J.May 25, 2017
The Affordable Care Act has changed our expectations for health care. It shifted the way we live, which may be shifting what we believe.
Books
Michael Rozier, S.J.May 12, 2016
'The Finest Traditions of My Calling,' by Abraham M. Nussbaum
In All Things
Michael Rozier, S.J.February 04, 2016
Although we the United States like to talk about how “other countries” ration health care, we have, we do, and we always will.
DEATH THREAT. Rhett Krawitt, 6, who has leukemia, could die if he catches measles from an unvaccinated child.
Michael Rozier, S.J.February 25, 2015
The outbreak of measles has many concerned about the resurgence of a deadly disease. But what if it is actually the symptom of something much larger?The outbreak in January, which originated in Disneyland and has spread to over a dozen states, has brought the vaccine debate back to the national spot
ATTENTION MUST BE PAID. Liberians wait outside the John F. Kennedy Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 18.
Michael Rozier, S.J.October 21, 2014
A disease outbreak is a story we can really get into. The invisible micro-organism lodges itself inside a human host and travels undetected among the teeming masses—until it decides to reveal itself and bring humanity to its knees. The narrative is powerful. Other people, who should be sources