Applied ecologist Greg Cronin has spent a lot of time in Haiti in various capacities over the past decade: working as associate professor of integrative biology and sustainability at the University of Colorado Denver, running his nonprofit Yon Sel Lanmou, and recording Haitian rappers.
“I know enough people here and have enough friends and family here that I'm well taken care of,” he says. “I mean, it does concern me that the medical facilities here are subpar. And so if I was to get sick, I would be kind of on my own, whereas in America, I would have access to medical care. And at the age of 53, I can't say I'm not concerned. It scares me a little bit, but I've done the risk assessment and risk management, and I made the choice to be here.”
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