About Publications

Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes Health and Medicine Division (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.

Reports Index


  • Regulating Medicines in a Globalized World: The Need for Increased Reliance Among Regulators Released: November 21, 2019
    Promoting and protecting public health was, is, and always will be central to the missions of medicines regulatory authorities. How to achieve this goal without stunting innovation at a time of unprecedented advances in drug development and supply chain complexity, however, is a major challenge for regulatory authorities worldwide.
  • Interpersonal Violence Syndemics and Co-Occurring Epidemics: Preventing Violence in the Context of Opioid Misuse, Suicide, Social Disparities, and HIV: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Released: November 19, 2019
    The workshop explored opioid-, ACEs-, and HIV-related violence syndemics from the perspectives of (a) survivors, (b) researchers studying these interactions, (c) public health professionals engaged with affected communities and in the creation and implementation of prevention and intervention measures, and (d) policy makers who are seeking multilevel interventions to address the complexities of comorbidities that reinforce and exacerbate each other.
  • The Convergence of Infectious Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: October 24, 2019
    While there has been growing recognition of the convergence of infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases, the two fields continue to remain siloed in many aspects. Getting a better understanding of this connection and bridging cross-sector collaborations would advance progress to effectively respond to these diseases and to ultimately reduce the public health impact and burden of the convergence from the local to global levels.
  • Exploring Lessons Learned from a Century of Outbreaks: Readiness for 2030: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: May 08, 2019
    Recognizing the 100th anniversary, in November 2018, the Forum on Microbial Threats of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held two sister workshops to examine the lessons from influenza pandemics and other major outbreaks; understand the extent to which the lessons have been learned; and discuss how they could be applied further to ensure that countries are sufficiently ready for future pandemics.
  • The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: April 12, 2019
    On December 4–5, 2018 the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders and Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education hosted a public workshop that brought together experts and key stakeholders from government, academia, industry, health professional societies, and disease-focused organizations to discuss nonpharmacological treatments and integrative health models for pain management, and their role within the broad landscape of approaches to chronic pain management.
  • Strengthening the Connection between Health Professions Education and Practice: Proceedings of a Joint Workshop Released: April 11, 2019
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education with affiliates of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education held a workshop on November 13 and 14, 2018, in Washington, DC, titled Strengthening the Connection between Health Professions Education and Practice.
  • Global Health Transitions and Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Partnerships: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: November 13, 2018
    To explore how public-private partnerships can ease transitions and offer sustainable solutions, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on June 13-14, 2018 to examine these transitions and innovative models for sustainable solutions in the current global health context.
  • Understanding the Economics of Microbial Threats: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: October 15, 2018
    On June 11-12, 2018, the Forum on Microbial Threats at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a 1.5-day public workshop to assess the current understanding of the interaction of infectious disease threats with economic activity and suggest new areas of research. This workshop built on prior work of the Forum and aimed to build more mutual understanding between those in the economic world and those with public health and clinical experience. Through multisectoral participation, topics in the workshop identified potential knowledge gaps, research priorities for further exploration, and strategies to advance the field in understanding the economics of microbial threats.
  • A Design Thinking, Systems Approach to Well-Being Within Education and Practice: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: October 11, 2018
    The Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education held a 1.5 day workshop titled, A Systems-Approach to Alleviating Work-Induced Stress and Improving Health, Well-Being, and Resilience of Health Professionals Within and Beyond Education. The workshop was a result of a multiyear discussion on stress and burnout globally, throughout all health professions.
  • Medical Product Shortages During Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent, and Respond: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Released: September 28, 2018
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to better understand the gaps that led to cascading effects in patient care throughout the U.S. health care system. On September 5–6, 2018, in Washington, DC, the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies convened the workshop Medical Product Shortages During Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent, and Respond.