Pamela Paulk

About Pamela Paulk

President Pamela Paulk oversees Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s enterprises, including developing sustainable international health collaborations with affiliates in nearly 20 countries and providing medical concierge services for thousands of international and out-of-state patients. Click here to learn more about Pamela.

Posts by Pamela Paulk:

Putting Women’s Health First

Putting Women’s Health First

Flight attendants remind us to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs. This makes sense. But as I flew back from a women’s health event recently, it struck me that this advice goes against my ingrained sense to care for others first. It isn’t always easy for women to put ourselves(...)

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Reframing Health Leadership

Reframing Health Leadership

No matter whether our organizations are in the United States or any other country around the world, we are seeing far-reaching shifts in the field of health care. Many of us are feeling the impact of rising demand and associated spending, changing demographics, aging populations, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing patient awareness and(...)

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Out Ahead

Out Ahead

Over this series of posts, we’ve covered many factors and trends that are shaping the scene in international collaborative health. This is a motivating and exciting time in our field, and one thing is certain: Health care is changing faster than ever before. Can we keep up? Or better yet, can we get ahead and(...)

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Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

We know that global trends are changing clinical and preventive health care, research and development, workforce development and education. I encourage those of us in international collaborative health to discuss some of the unintended side effects we’ll encounter as our field grows more connected and complex. Here are some thoughts to get the conversation going:(...)

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Our Next New Frontier

Our Next New Frontier

Anyone who was around in the 1950s remembers how the Cold War tension between the United States and then-Soviet Union seeped into everyday life. There was the growing threat of nuclear war, conflict in Korea, and an ideological clash that played out in politics, the media and popular culture. Space became another dramatic stage for(...)

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Health Help Wanted

Health Help Wanted

We’re facing a global shortage of 17.4 million qualified health care workers—2.6 million doctors and more than 9 million nurses—according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Half of all hospitals today are operating with personnel deficits. Health care professionals’ willingness to relocate—even halfway around the world—for better career and educational opportunities is lessening some health(...)

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Download on Telehealth

Download on Telehealth

As you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your phone is in your hand or at least within close reach. People everywhere are reliant upon—maybe even addicted—to their smartphones. This trend in our globalized world opens up great opportunities to improve health and health care. The evolution in technology—including online transactions, electronic medical records and(...)

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New Mindset, New Models

New Mindset, New Models

Arab Health Congress is the largest health care conference in the Middle East. It takes a year to plan and attracts more than 100,000 attendees and 4,000-plus exhibitors from nearly 160 countries around the world. JHI has participated in the congress for nearly 15 years. Representatives from across Johns Hopkins participated in this year’s event(...)

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Where It All Started

Where It All Started

New collaborators often ask why we formed Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and I love telling our story. JHI’s origins go back to the 1990s and a small group of people who cared for the unique needs of patients coming to The Johns Hopkins Hospital from around the world. The initial idea was to provide these(...)

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What Lies Ahead?

What Lies Ahead?

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” Every day, clinicians and researchers from Johns Hopkins are creating the future of health care. They are researching the roots of health and applying breakthrough discoveries to promote wellness and provide better treatments. At Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we(...)

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