Chapter 1 Research replicates systems of power, since the types of questions that are asked, and the sort of information worthy of collection, often reflects the biases of the powerful. Public health has moved from an environmentalist approach, making the world safer for people, to a people education model, in which people need to make themselves safer in the world. (Barbara Katz Rothman, 2016) Maternal and newborn care is a political arena and risk is the currency in the physiology vs pathology debate. 20