Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58position, he says, the entire city was his patient. Dr. Buehler became interested in public health during his medical training. He was fascinated by investigations of disease outbreaks. Working in public health has given him a “greater opportunity for a larger impact.” He especially enjoys collabo- rating with other people. “I like to be surrounded by people who can do different things and bring them together to solve problems,” he says. In 2013, Dr. Buehler moved to Philadelphia to become a professor at Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, which meant giving up his position at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC is a big government agency that is responsible for protecting people’s health and safety in the United States. He’d worked there for many years. Shortly after Dr. Buehler came to Drexel, Philadelphia’s health commissioner left the city for another job, and Dr. Buehler was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to fill the position. He returned to Drexel after Mayor Nutter’s administration ended in January 2016. Dr. Buehler’s work as commissioner involved setting directions for the city’s Department of Public Health. For example, his team started to James Buehler Taking the pulse of populations When many doctors go about their work, they try to help one person at a time. Throughout Dr. James Buehler’s career, he has tried to help thousands of people at a time. How is that possible? Dr. Buehler works in public health. His goal is to solve health problems that affect large groups of people. “In public health, the patient is the population,” he says. Dr. Buehler has addressed many medical problems in his 30-year career. He’s helped communities prepare for a medical crisis in case they one day face an Ebola epidemic, a terrorist attack, or another big emergency. He’s helped make sure mothers and children can see a doctor or a nurse when they need to. He’s helped keep diseases from spreading and has motivated people to exercise and eat healthy foods. Until recently, Dr. Buehler was the health commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. In that 10