Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa
and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books
and The New York Times Magazine
. Research for her article in the December 18, 2014 issue was supported by a grant from the Investigative Fund at
the Nation Institute.