Alan Krinsky is a writer and senior healthcare analyst. His work has been published in The Providence Journal, The Forward, and The Jewish Press, among other print and on-line venues. From 2007 through the end of 2010, he penned a monthly column, “Not Alone,” for the Rhode Island Jewish Voice & Herald, and he is currently working on a book addressing the compatibility or incompatibility of Judaism and Libertarianism.
In 2006, he earned a Masters in Public Health from Brown University, with a thesis on the measurement of comprehensive, quality diabetes care. He completed a PhD in History and the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, with a dissertation entitled “Let Them Eat Horsemeat!: Science, Philanthropy, State, and the Search for Complete Nutrition in Nineteenth-Century France.” His MA in History from Wisconsin focused on “Nazism as a Secular Religion.” He has taught courses on “Critical Thinking” and “Culture & Food” to culinary students at Johnson & Wales University. Throughout his education and professional work, he has maintained a strong interest in systems and systems change.