Dr. Sampson Davis Takes Your Questions on Guns, Poverty and Health
Dr. Sampson Davis will join PBS NewsHour for a live chat 1 p.m. ET Tuesday. Do you have questions for him? Leave them in the comments section below or tweet them to @NewsHour using #healthchat.
Dr. Sampson Davis grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Newark, N.J., robbing drug dealers and participating in other dangerous acts before eventually dodging the life of crime that consumed many of his childhood friends. Today, Davis is an emergency medicine physician at St. Michael’s Medical Center, just blocks away from the streets of his rough past. What steps did he take to change his title from “criminal” to “doctor”?
Last Wednesday, Davis spoke with PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez about his new book, “Living and Dying in Brick City,” which recounts the path he took to turn around his life. He offered perspective on the public health challenges that he watches his patients face every day. Watch that interview above.
Update: Read the full transcript from Tuesday’s live chat below.