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The I AM GPH podcast brings you community conversations from the New York University School of Global Public Health. From student internships to cutting edge faculty research, from alumni insights to the insider scoop on campus life… it's all right here on the I AM GPH podcast.
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EP142 HIV Prevention and Global Health Equity with John Meade

In this episode we explore John Meade's journey as a passionate public health advocate. An adjunct professor at NYU GPH, John discusses his career trajectory from working in HIV clinics in South Africa to engaging in community health initiatives with the Peace Corps in Peru. John discusses the societal impacts of health, the challenges of HIV stigma, and his ongoing commitment to health equity. Working with AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC), he focuses on ensuring the ethical development of HIV prevention medications and advocating for policies that provide access to these vital resources, particularly for underserved communities. Through stories from his work around the world and his current efforts in policy advocacy, John underscores the importance of inclusive health practices and community empowerment. This episode provides valuable insights into systemic health challenges and advancements in HIV prevention and treatment. Join us to hear how John Meade leverages his expertise to effect meaningful change in public health, advocating for equitable healthcare access and strengthening communities through education and informed policy. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/24/20241 hour, 31 seconds
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EP141 Food Systems and Maternal Health with Dr. Brennan Rhodes-Bratton

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Brennan Rhodes-Bratton, a researcher focused on health inequities at the intersection of gentrification, food systems, and maternal child health. As a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice, and Public Health at NYU GPH, Brennan discusses her transition from aspiring physician to public health advocate. She shares how her childhood diet influenced her interest in nutrition and details her research on how societal structures, such as structural racism, gentrification, and food stigma, impede healthful eating attitudes, dispositions, and practices of mothers across the lifespan, which in turn influence cardiometabolic health outcomes of their children. Her work examines the socio-economic determinants of health, shedding light on how personal and community resources influence access to nutritious food. Through Brennan's insights, we see the complex interplay between individual choices and structural changes, underscoring her commitment to research as a tool for social justice and health equity. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/18/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP140 Advocacy at the Forefront with Nura Anwar

We speak with Nura Anwar (MPH 2020), Director of Diabetes Prevention and Pediatric Initiatives at NYC Health + Hospitals. Nura's journey from psychology and dance to leading public health initiatives showcases her innovative approach to tackling health disparities. Through her advocacy work, she highlights the critical role of policy in shaping equitable health outcomes and emphasizes the importance of community-centric health strategies. Nura offers valuable insights into guiding future public health professionals. Her interdisciplinary journey underscores the impact of advocacy, passion, and perseverance in public health, providing a powerful narrative on driving systemic change and promoting health equity. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/3/202435 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP139 Psychosocial Insights from Vietnam and Beyond with PhuongThao Le

In this episode we speak with PhuongThao (PT) Le, a public health researcher with a focus on improving the wellbeing of marginalized communities globally. Born in Vietnam and later moving to the United States, PT's unique background has significantly influenced her approach to public health. PT discusses her journey from a childhood in post-war Vietnam to becoming a public health professional, emphasizing her work on psychosocial support for trafficked women, maternal and child health, and mental health interventions for cancer patients in under-resourced areas. With a background in mathematics and women's studies, she explains how combining logical thinking with an understanding of social issues guides her research in psychosocial health. Listeners will hear about the challenges and successes PT has encountered in her mission to advocate for psychosocial health and empower communities through research, education, and policy. This episode offers an insightful look into how personal experiences and professional expertise can come together to make a meaningful impact in public health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/27/202433 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP138 Beyond the Resume: Public Health Career Q&A with Meagan Dugan and Gabby Sanes

In this special episode brought to you by the NYU Wasserman Career Center, join Meagan Dugan and Gabby Sanes as they tackle real career questions submitted by public health undergraduate and graduate students. With their extensive experience in career coaching, they provide practical advice on job search tactics, networking methods, interview preparation, crafting impactful resumes, salary negotiation, setting career goals and more. This podcast serves as a resource for public health students aiming to navigate the job market successfully and make informed decisions about their career paths. Listen now for expert insights and strategies to help you progress in your public health career. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/20/20241 hour, 8 minutes
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EP137 Fieldwork Findings: Researching Lead Contaminations with Hsin-Yi Chang and Jordan Neisler

In this episode, we speak with Hsin-Yi Chang (MPH Student) and Jordan Neisler (MPH '23), discussing their fieldwork studying lead contamination, focusing on its detection, health impacts, and prevention strategies. They share insights from their time in the field working with Professor Jack Caravanos to use a portable tool called X-ray fluorescence to test hundreds of soil samples below overhead cables in New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Chang and Neisler emphasize blending scientific research with practical applications to address environmental health challenges. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/13/202424 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP136 Kodaikanal Chronicles: Studying Abroad with Liz Carr, Dhriti Gaur and Jahnavi Munagala

In this episode, we spoke with MPH students Liz Carr, Dhriti Gaur, and Jahnavi Munagala about their study-abroad experiences in Kodaikanal, India. Our guests share their journeys of learning and growth in Kodaikanal's unique setting. They discuss academic challenges, making new connections, and immersion in local traditions, revealing the impact of a meaningful studying abroad experience. Whether you're a student considering an international adventure or curious about life in Kodaikanal, join us as we uncover the stories of studying abroad, highlighting the challenges and unforgettable moments that define these experiences. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/6/202431 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP135 From Spanish Harlem to Health Tech with Francesca Mendez

In this episode we speak with Francesca Mendez, MPH 2020, who shares her journey from Spanish Harlem to leading healthcare innovation at CVS Health. Francesca discusses managing chronic diseases, health equity, and the impact of technology in healthcare. Her work at CVS Health and her background in public health from NYU have fueled her commitment to improving health outcomes. This episode delves into Francesca's professional path, her vision for better health access, and her efforts to address healthcare quality gaps. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/14/202434 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP134 Mission Nutrition with Rachel Ryan

In this episode we speak with Rachel Ryan, a Visiting Assistant Professor at GPH, about her journey from an Air Force linguist to a public health nutritionist. Rachel discusses her transition from military intelligence to nutrition advocacy, underscoring the role of discipline and strategic planning in public health. Her story illustrates the impact of life transitions on career paths and the value of diverse experiences in shaping effective health advocacy. Rachel's insights into the connections between military service, motherhood, and nutrition offer a unique perspective on addressing nutritional challenges and promoting health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/7/202434 minutes, 44 seconds
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EP133 Climate Change and Disease Elimination with Hyacinth Burrows

In this episode, we talk to Hyacinth Burrows, a passionate public health advocate deeply involved in environmental health research and disease elimination. She's pursuing her Masters in Public Health at NYU, specializing in Environmental Public Health Sciences and serving as a William N Rom Climate Fellow. Hyacinth's work spans global projects addressing the health impacts of climate change. Outside academia, she volunteers for the American Cancer Society as a Vice State Lead Ambassador, striving for policy changes and greater diversity in clinical trials. Join us as we explore Hyacinth's journey, her experiences at the GLIDE Program in Abu Dhabi, and her insights on disease elimination strategies. Discover the significant influence of NYU's School of Global Public Health on her understanding of environmental health. Please enjoy this conversation with Hyacinth Burrows, a true champion for public health and societal change. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/13/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP132 Engineering Wellness with Nawal Panjwani

In this episode, we speak with Nawal Panjwani about her journey that spans engineering, medicine, and innovation. Nawal recently graduated from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a B.S. in Biomolecular Science. From serving as the president of the undergraduate student council to her current role as a Research Assistant at the Winkler Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine, we explore her contributions to cutting-edge research, including her involvement in improving MRI safety through a deep learning framework. We explore the interdisciplinary nature of Nawal's journey and how engineering can play a pivotal role in shaping the public health landscape. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about fostering innovation and striving for a healthier world through the lens of engineering and biomedical science. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2Da9QqH), Spotify (http://spoti.fi/2G6lWEq) or wherever you get your podcasts.
11/9/202326 minutes, 34 seconds
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EP131 Lessons in Global Health Leadership with Dr. Michael Merson

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Merson, Interim Chair of the Department of Global and Environmental Health and Clinical Professor of Global and Environmental Health. He shares his remarkable life trajectory in the field of global health, from his early beginnings to his influential roles at the World Health Organization and in academia. With his groundbreaking work at the World Health Organization, where he led programs on Diarrheal Diseases, Acute Respiratory Infections, and AIDS, Dr. Merson’s impact on global health is immeasurable. His career includes serving in advisory capacities for  organizations like UNAIDS, WHO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, World Bank, World Economic Forum, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also a National Academy of Medicine member and holds two honorary degrees. Dr. Michael Merson, is a true visionary who has left an indelible mark on global health. Whether you're an aspiring public health professional or simply curious about the field of global health, this episode is a must-listen. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/26/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP130 Patient-Centered Care and Health Literacy with Alyson Lippel

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Alyson Lippel, a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at NYU GPH, as we explore the transformative power of patient-centered care and health literacy in healthcare. With over a decade of experience in clinical research and a solid academic background in neuroscience, psychology, and bioethics, Alyson brings a unique perspective to the field. We discuss her introduction to patient-centered care and its vital role in addressing the needs and gaps within clinical trials and resources. Discover the importance of creating an integrated patient-centered medical team and how it improves patient outcomes. We delve into the world of health literacy, exploring the process of identifying gaps and advocating for incorporating health literacy education into private industry resources. Alyson shares insights into the challenges and opportunities within the healthcare industry, particularly in the field of oncology. We also learn about her academic journey and her excitement for the work she is pursuing at NYU GPH. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu. 
10/18/202322 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP129 Exploring Geospatial Science and Health Equity with Dr. Prince Michael Amegbor

In this episode, we dive into the world of geospatial science and its impact on public health with Dr. Prince Michael Amegbor, Assistant Professor of Global Health at NYU GPH. Discover how geography is crucial in understanding environmental and social determinants of health and health-care-seeking behavior. Dr. Amegbor shares his journey as a health geographer, explaining the intersection between geography and public health. Learn about the power of big data and the multi-methods approach in unraveling health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa and other geographic contexts. Gain insights into the benefits of investing in geospatial science, including its potential to create equity and improve community health. Dr. Amegbor sheds light on the role of geospatial science in studying trends of anemia and disparities in children exposed to pollutants while in utero. We also explore the concept of climate change and the different impacts of the environment on various regions. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu
10/5/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP128 Harnessing Data Science for Cardiovascular Health with The Novartis Foundation

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Elizabeth Adamson, Associate Director of Population Health at the Novartis Foundation, and Dr. Jose Pagan, Chair and Professor of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management at NYU GPH. In this episode, we delve into this unique partnership between NYU GPH and the Novartis Foundation, and the transformative potential of artificial intelligence and data science in improving the health of populations in New York City. Our conversation also highlights the remarkable influence of partnerships between academic institutions, public entities, and private organizations in driving groundbreaking research that brings tangible benefits to our global communities. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu. Learn more about the Novartis Foundation: https://www.novartisfoundation.org
9/20/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP127 Health Equity and Social Justice with Dr. Anna-Michelle McSorley

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Anna-Michelle McSorley, where we explore the intricacies of finding your path and branding yourself in the field of public health and social justice. In this episode, we discover how Dr. McSorley defines her research focus on the political structures that contribute to health inequities and learn valuable insights on articulating your passions and expertise. We delve into the process of writing peer-reviewed publications and gain useful advice on identifying missing links in systems. Anna-Michelle shares practical strategies and systems she has implemented to move toward her goals. We also dive into the importance of personal branding for students and discuss ways to find your "why" in your chosen field. We also explore the Anti-Colonialism Collective Book Club and its impact on community building. This episode is filled with valuable advice and inspiration for carving your path and making a meaningful impact in your chosen field. Dr. McSorley’s Website: https://www.amcsorley.com Anti-Colonialism Collective Book Club: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/w/casjph/acc Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice, and Public Health (CASJPH): https://publichealth.nyu.edu/w/casjph
9/7/202326 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP126 The Nachan Project with Gina de la Chesnaye

In this episode, we speak with Gina de la Chesnaye, Founder and Director of The Nachan Project, an organization offering mindfulness-based practices for trauma and resiliency, psycho-social support, humanitarian aid, and public health advocacy to the women and children of the Karamojong tribe living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Gina graduated with her Master of Public Health degree in Global Health and shares her journey from studying literature and photography to working in the field of trauma and public health advocacy. We discuss the Nachan Project's origins and its work in addressing the complex and continuous traumatic stress and/or disorder experienced by the Karamojong people, one of the most marginalized populations in Uganda. We delve into the importance of mindfulness and trauma-informed care and how these practices can help promote resilience and healing in individuals who have experienced trauma. Gina also shares her experiences working on a community-based research project for public health needs in the Karamoja region. She plans to return to Uganda to continue her work.
7/26/202329 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP125 Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research (PQAR) Program with Dr. Rebecca Betensky and Vardia Duterville

Are you interested in cutting-edge statistical methods for design and analysis of studies used in Public Health research? In this episode we speak with the people behind the Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research (PQAR) Program offered by the Department of Biostatistics at NYU GPH. We’re joined by Dr. Rebecca Betensky, chair of the biostatistics department and program director, and Vardia Duterville, the program administrator for biostatistics and program coordinator for the PQAR program, to discuss the program's origins, offerings, success stories, and benefits. Through rigorous research and education, the PQAR program strives for excellence in innovative and groundbreaking methodological research that is relevant to critical Public Health research, collaborative research in pressing and important Public Health issues, and education and training of students from diverse backgrounds. Join us as we learn more about the program's evolution, ideal candidates, and how this program can serve as a model for other areas in academia. If you're interested in learning more about the PQAR program and the work being done at the Department of Biostatistics at NYU GPH, check out these links below. Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research (PQAR) Program: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/pathways NYU Biostatistics Department: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/department/biostatistics NYU Biostatistics Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUGPHBiostats
6/21/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP124 Optimizing Public Health Interventions with Dr. Linda Collins

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Linda Collins, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancement and Dissemination of Intervention Optimization (cadio). She shares her expertise in the new intervention optimization paradigm, which integrates ideas from several disparate fields to develop optimized interventions for unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency in public health. We delve into the definition of interventions in public health and how human behavior influences the field. Professor Collins also shares various case studies showcasing the collaborative nature of public health across all disciplines, and we talk about the vital work happening at cadio. On April 19, 2023, join NYU School of Global Public Health for an event titled "Intervention Optimization: GPH's Answer to the Public Health Challenge of Behavior Change" hosted by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Advancement and Dissemination of Intervention Optimization (cadio). The hybrid event will occur from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST at 708 Broadway, Room 801, and online via Zoom, followed by open discussion and a reception. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge approaches to public health interventions! RSVP: bit.ly/3KB8taE Center for Advancement and Dissemination of Intervention Optimization (cadio) website: https://cadio.org/ Dr. Linda Collins Bio: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/faculty/linda-collins To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/5/202327 minutes, 58 seconds
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EP123 Nonprofit Leadership with Mentalla Ismail

In this episode, we speak with Mentalla Ismail, the founder and executive director of Refuge Collaborative. Her organization provides support and resources to refugees and immigrants in the United States by educating and advocating for their healthcare needs. Mentalla holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences, an MPH from the University of Cincinnati, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree from NYU School of Global Public Health. Mentalla shares her personal story of how she developed her passion for helping refugees and immigrants and how she established and maintained a successful non-profit organization. She also talks about her experience giving a TED Talk about the importance of seeking refuge. If you're interested in starting a non-profit organization and want to understand the importance of leadership and perseverance in the public health sector, this podcast is a must-listen. Mentalla’s NGO: https://www.refugecollaborative.org Mentalla’s Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXFaGr9BHeQ To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/23/202329 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP122 CASJPH - NYU’s Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice & Public Health

The NYU Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice & Public Health (CASJPH) is a research and advocacy center at NYU GPH. The center aims to advance health equity by addressing the root causes of health inequities and promoting social justice. CASJPH focuses on the intersection of racism and health, recognizing that racism is a fundamental determinant of health outcomes. The center conducts research, engages in policy advocacy, and provides training and education to promote anti-racism and social justice in public health. CASJPH's research focuses on several key areas, including the impact of structural racism on health, the role of racism in shaping health policies and systems, and the development of strategies to promote anti-racism and social justice in public health. The center also works to engage with and support communities impacted by health inequities. In this episode we speak with Dr. Melody Goodman & Danielle Joyner. Dr. Goodman is the co-director of the NYU Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice & Public Health (CASJPH) and is a key leader in advancing the center's mission of promoting health equity and social justice through research, advocacy, and education. Danielle Joyner is the Project Coordinator for the center and is playing an integral role in its establishment and daily operations at NYU. CASJPH Website: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/w/casjph CASPJH Twitter: https://twitter.com/nyu_casjph CASJPH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyu_casjph/ To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/16/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP121 Rebuilding a Resilient Ukraine with HealthRight's Dr. Theresa Castillo

In this episode we talk to Dr. Theresa Castillo, Chief Program Officer at HealthRight International, a non-profit partner of NYU GPH that has worked to improve critical public health systems in Ukraine since 2005. Even after Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, HealthRight continued its HIV, mental health, violence prevention and maternal and child health programs in-country. But it has also had to pivot to key humanitarian services, creating mobile crisis teams to reunite families, arranging safe passage, managing supply chains and providing counseling. And though media interest in Ukraine’s plight has ebbed and flowed, the need for donations to support resilience and rebuilding continues. Hear Dr. Castillo's compelling description of how HealthRight has helped more than a million people despite the ongoing war, including a new initiative to “care for the carers” -- the first responders -- and efforts to find opportunities for people to plan for the future. For more information about HealthRight International and its programs visit http://www.healthright.org. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/24/202327 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP120 The Reality Behind Pharma with DeRonn Kidd

DeRonn Kidd received his Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community and International Health in 2014. He is currently serving as a Senior Manager at Aetna, a CVS Health company, the nation’s largest healthcare company. Prior to that he worked on the Health Services Strategy and Innovation team at CVS. In his past roles, DeRonn has worked within Retail Pharmacy Strategy while focusing on new projects related to growth opportunities in pharmacy. His work entails responding to high-level business questions from senior executives, working on special projects, and ideating net new ideas. In this episode, DeRonn debunks some common misconceptions about the contentious pharmaceutical sector. What is the truth behind all the speculations? DeRonn also explains how he went from having a BA in brain, behavior, and cognitive science to working in public health and ultimately earning an MBA. DeRonn created a public health path that is special to him thanks to his multifaceted experiences. This episode is jam-packed with information to help you understand the pharmaceutical industry and start your own public health journey. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/21/202227 minutes, 34 seconds
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EP119 Engineering a Healthier Future with Dr. Rumi Chunara

Dr. Rumi Chunara is an Associate Professor at New York University, where she is jointly appointed at the School of Global Public Health (in Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and the Tandon School of Engineering (in Computer Science). Her PhD is from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and her BSc is from Caltech. Her research focuses on the design and development of data science and machine learning methods to address challenges related to data and public and population health goals, as well as fairness and ethics in the design and use of data and algorithms embedded in social systems. She is one of the MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35, NSF Career, Facebook Research and Max Planck Sabbatical award winner. In this episode, Rumi talks about the importance of data science and machine learning in the world of public health alongside launching the NYU-Moi Data Science for Social Determinants Training Program initiative which is a collaboration with NYU and Moi university in Kenya.  To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/16/202223 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP118 Finding Your Entrepreneurial Path with Joshua Prasad

In this episode, we chat with Josh Prasad, who is currently pursuing his DrPH at NYU GPH. His public health experience ranges from the government sector to private enterprise, and with his multifaceted expertise, he is now pursuing an entrepreneurial venture with his company FWD Slash. Tune into this episode to learn about how he discovered his entrepreneurial calling in the world of public health, and gain inspiration and guidance for your own path. To learn more about his venture visit https://www.fwdslash.org/ To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/8/202230 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP117 From Michelin Star Chef to NYU GPH with Michael Burbella

In this episode, we chat with Michael Burbella, a student in the Public Health Nutrition MPH program at NYU GPH. Michael is an executive chef who has been cooking for over 25 years. He has had extensive international experience working in Michelin 2 and 3-star restaurants, traveling the world through various countries around Europe (Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia) and Asia (India, Cambodia, Vietnam). With all this knowledge, Michael believes everyone should have access to healthy food choices regardless of their socioeconomic background or income level. In the future, he aspires to work with national or international local and state government officials and agencies to accomplish this goal. This episode sheds light on various important issues when it comes to nutrition around the world.  More on Michael: https://www.chefmichaelburbella.com/ To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/19/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP116 A Grant Writing MasterClass with Jackie Saltarelli

In this episode we speak with Jackie Saltarelli, Program Manager at the New York City Treats Tobacco program, about the world of grant writing. How does one get a grant for their projects? What is it like working with a grant? How does one navigate the world of grant applications? This episode is filled with a wealth of tips and insights about the grant world. In addition, Jackie shares her personal story doing a career pivot into public health, and finding her way into the Tobacco space with the NYC Treats Tobacco program.  Learn More: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/w/nyctt To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
9/28/202218 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP115 Student Ambassadors: The NYU GPH Journey

In this episode, we chat with NYU GPH students from a variety of specialties. We learn about each individual's GPH journey and what it means to be a GPH student after one year into the program. This is an episode that goes deep into the mindset and motivations behind a true NYU GPH student. All our guests share their individual paths before coming to GPH alongside how NYU GPH has impacted their journey so far. They give us a glimpse into their future goals and dreams in the world of Public Health. Guests: Corrinne Tendo is a 2nd-year full-time online student in Global Health concentration. Relocating from the USA to Canada, the online MPH program has allowed Corrinne to pursue her degree at a world-class university with experienced faculty in different research fields. During Corrinne’s first year at NYU, she has completed most of the required courses in addition to electives such as Writing Grants and Funding and Public Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Her interests are advocating, developing, and implementing policies that will help strengthen health care systems in vulnerable populations and Lower- and Middle-Income Countries. Although online, Corrinne has been able to participate in different programs at GPH. She is one of the co-directors of the Applied Global Public Health Initiative Lab (AGPHI) for the upcoming school year. She also is the Team Lead for a project focused on developing surveillance and control recommendations for a Neglected Tropical Disease known as Mycetoma in Ethiopia. In addition, as a member of the Climate-Related Displacement Team, Corrinne is working on developing a study protocol to analyze the climate-related challenges of food security and migration experienced by vulnerable populations in southern Madagascar. Mehak Paul is a General Physician (M.B.B.S.) from India and has just completed her first year of MPH with a concentration in Public Health Policy & Management at the School of Global Public Health, NYU. She was elected and recently re-elected as the Graduate Events Officer for GPH's Student Governing Council through which she organized many fun events like the Halloween Haunted House GPH Tour, Women's Day Book Exchange, Mental Health Wellness Workshop and the GPH's Public Health Week. During her first year of MPH, Mehak took Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Global Environmental Health, Public Health Policy and Value-based healthcare. Her objective is to move the healthcare system towards a more value-based and patient-centered delivery system. As part of her internship, she is working at NYC Health+ Hospitals/Elmhurst with CEO Pierre Pham and helping the Department of Patient Experience launch their 'Care Partner Program' to improve patient experience as well as the hospital's global standing. Rebecca Yu is a Master’s student in the Biostatistics Department concentrating in Data Science at NYU School of Global Public Health. She has taken classes in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Machine Learning, Linear Regression, and Statistical Programming in R. She has worked on projects that utilize deep learning techniques that identify melanoma lesion images from non-cancerous lesions, multivariate regression models to predict breast cancer remission odds by race, and linear regression models of lung cancer prevalence by the countries with the highest and lowest fine particulate matter. Rebecca graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in Biology where she studied regenerative medicine under Dr. Chang-Hun Lee and had developed a passion for the opposing mechanism of controlled cell proliferation in cancer research. After graduating, she was a researcher in a pancreatic cancer clinical trial under Dr. Vinod Balachandran at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. When the pandemic hit, Rebecca was inspired to enter public health after being moved by the disparities emphasized by COVID-19 treatment. Currently, Rebecca is a researcher in the NIH “All of Us” project under Dr. Farzana Kapadia in understanding cancer disparities over time. In this initiative, Rebecca quantitatively isolates racial disparities in access to cancer screening which can, in turn, be used to provide information to develop interventions that promote timely cancer screening, testing and treatment. She is also the Graduate President of the Student Governing Council where she fosters a sense of community, promotes leadership, and professional development opportunities in public health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/29/202235 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP114 Student Ambassadors: Day One at NYU GPH

In this episode, we speak with current NYU GPH students, where they share all the insights of their journey from their first day at NYU GPH. This episode is for those individuals who are interested in learning more about life at NYU school of global public health when it comes to food, classes, study spaces, and more! Our students explore their individual journeys and give great insight into what it is like to be a student at NYU GPH alongside life in the mighty New York City. Tune in to learn more about their fascinating experiences and soak in all their tips and tricks to navigating life at NYU. Guests: Zhihao (Edward) Chen graduated with his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Computational Biology in 2021. He is currently a Master of Science student in the NYU GPH Biostatistics department. As part of the Tobacco Research Lab, Zhihao’s research focuses on the application of Bayesian Network on Causal Inference, specifically on the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) dataset in the United States. In the past, he has worked as contributor on the r02pro coding textbook for the R language, and helped revise the new version of the book for teaching purposes. Nina Abukahok completed her first year of my MPH at NYU with a concentration in Epidemiology. Nina moved to New York from Florida, where she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida and worked as a medical assistant in a level I trauma center emergency department. Nina’s career goal as a future epidemiologist is to work in mental health and substance abuse research. Nina's current internship focuses on substance abuse prevention in the Bronx. She is also the co-president of the EPIC club at NYU. Natalie Pinder is an international student from Australia currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. She originally moved to the United States for her undergraduate degree where she also played field hockey. Throughout her time in America, Natalie has visited 10 different States, and is hoping to hit 15 by the time she returns to Australia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Natalie became intrigued by the interconnectedness of public health and clinical medicine, which ultimately inspired her to pursue an MPH. In her first year as a Master’s student here at NYU, Natalie completed courses encompassing biostatistics and regression analysis, epidemiological methods and analysis, global environmental health, law, & policy, and epidemiologic research methods. Natalie is also very passionate about living a life of service to others, and has been involved in volunteer roles through field hockey, and Meals on Wheels, and also worked as a Patient Care Assistant in a hospital during one peak of the pandemic. Currently, Natalie is involved in a research project under Dr. PhuongThao Le of NYU, where she is working to develop a native mobile app that will provide psychological support to cancer patients and caregivers in Viet Nam. Ultimately, Natalie aims to combine her experiences and knowledge of public health from her Master’s degree with her future career as a physician. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/29/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP113 Tackling an Asian American Infodemic with Shahmir Ali and Stella Chong

In this episode, we chat with Shahmir Ali (PhD in Public Health and Social and Behavioral Sciences at NYU GPH) & Stella Chong (Program Associate, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman) about their publication: Social Media Use and Misinformation Among Asian Americans During COVID-19. In an effort to understand social media’s unique impact on this underserved, underrepresented, and often invisible community of Asian Americans, Shahmir and Stella published a study examining recent research, news, and reports on COVID-19 among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and South Asian Americans. The paper calls attention to the unique, complex misinformation found on some social media -- and it documents a growing public health problem in need of tailored policies and interventions. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
5/5/202248 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP112 The Risks of Copycat Cannabis Edibles with Dr. Danielle Ompad

We speak with Dr. Danielle Ompad (Associate Dean for Education and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at NYU School of Global Public Health) about her current publication of copycat cannabis edibles and their possible detrimental impacts to our communities. She walks us through the basics of the world of cannabis within our healthcare space and highlights the importance of sharing your public health expertise with the media and the public. Read press release: https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2022/april/copycat-cannabis-edible-study.html Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2Da9QqH), Spotify (http://spoti.fi/2G6lWEq) or wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/20/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP111 Managing NYC’s Largest Hospital with Dr. José Pagán and Helen Arteaga Landaverde

In this episode, we speak with Dr. José Pagán (Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management at NYU GPH) and Helen Arteaga Landaverde (Chief Executive Officer at New York City Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst). They walk us through their personal journeys building each of their highly accomplished careers, and share the habits, principles and workflows they used to find success within the public health sector. We discuss the work involved in managing a large hospital, the concept of safety net hospitals and the life-changing power of building healthy communities. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/7/202234 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP110 Navigating Mental Health and Stigma with Lawrence Yang

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Lawrence Yang. Dr. Yang has received extensive interdisciplinary training, including clinical psychology (Boston University), psychiatric epidemiology (Columbia University) and medical anthropology (Harvard University). We chat with Dr. Yang about his current endeavors with the Li Ka Shing Foundation for global mental health and wellness - to overcome the stigma commonly associated with mental illness and disseminate evidence-based mental health interventions worldwide. The Li Ka Shing Initiative is funded by a generous gift of $500,000 with the ambitious goal of developing the next generation of leaders who will advance knowledge, policy, research, and practice, reframing mental health and wellness within the global public health paradigm which will be led by Dr. Yang. Additionally, we talk about the development of mental health, it’s impact and awareness around the globe and what we can do when it comes to the concept of the important subject of mental health.  To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/3/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP109 Pivoting to Public Health with Sara Bond and Lisa Daronatsy

In this episode, we chat with MPH students Sara Bond & Lisa Daronatsy about the unconventional paths that brought them to NYU GPH. Sara did her undergraduate degree in musical theatre and arts administration. She was working as an actress and living abroad and is also a yoga instructor. Lisa did her undergraduate degree in fashion design; after which she worked in fashion and international sourcing. She is also a personal trainer, and used to be the head trainer at Equinox. Despite the unconventional paths both our guests enrolled into NYU GPH to pursue their further education in the public health space. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit www.publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/11/202225 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP108 Protecting Our Essential Workers with Dr. Robyn Gershon

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Robyn Gershon who is an interdisciplinary occupational and environmental health and safety researcher with extensive experience in the areas of disaster preparedness, healthcare safety, and risk assessment and management in high-risk work occupations. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
1/20/202229 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP107 Sports Nutrition & Public Health with Samantha Harris

In this episode, we chat with Samantha Harris. Samantha began her career at the University of WIsconsin-Madison where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Health Communication while being a student athlete on the rowing team. In fact Samantha has even been a rowing coach. Currently she’s working on diet analysis, alongside being a researcher at Polygeia working on smart cities projects out of Cambridge UK & also a current student at NYU school GPH studying public health nutrition. On this podcast Samantha talks us through her journey or getting into the field of nutrition within public health and she also answers some frequently asked questions when it comes to busting myths about your nutrition. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/15/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP106 Finding Your Path in the Non-Profit Sector with Karen Issokson-Silver, MPH '94

In this episode, we chat with Karen Issokson-Silver, VP, Director of Research & Education at the Women’s Sport Foundation. Karen has had an extensive career within public health alongside a wide variety of experiences starting her career in marketing & advertising at Sandcastles consulting LLC. Through her journey Karen has been a part of various consulting projects such as the American Cancer Society and New York State Department of Education to name a few. Karen also moved into teaching as an Adjunct professor at Montclair University at the department of public health and she is currently focused on equity, access, and opportunity for underserved girls in her role at the Women’s sport foundation. This podcast is full of her rich experiences and we hope it gives you some insights as to what are all the vast possibilities in the field of global public health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/2/202126 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP105 New York City’s COVID-19 Journey with Dr. Ted Long

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Ted Long, Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the U.S. He has served at the city, state and federal levels in the US as the Medical Director at the Rhode Island State Department of Health in addition to creating the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for programs such as MACRA. Dr. Long is currently a faculty member in the Yale School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, where he teaches about health policy and administration. He is also teaching at NYU this semester. Dr. Long, with his current 5 million + patients, wants to give all New Yorkers an integrated system of universal access to care. In this episode, we talk about how NYC combatted COVID-19, the importance of community in healthcare and what people can do to discover their path in the field of Public Health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
11/17/202129 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP104 Confronting the Public Health and Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Christine Grady and Dr. Sanjay Gupta

In this special episode the NYU School of Global Public Health and its Center for Bioethics partnered with The Greenwall Foundation to sponsor the 2021 William C. Stubing Memorial Lecture. We were proud to welcome Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Christine Grady, Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, to discuss the public health and ethical challenges of COVID-19. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, joined us to moderate Dr. Fauci and Dr. Grady’s conversation exploring the intersection of bioethics and public health decision-making during the pandemic. We hope you will enjoy this illuminating conversation with three national icons as they reflect on the challenges underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic and what these challenges can teach us about ethically moving forward in public health, medicine, and science. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit http://www.publichealth.nyu.edu
11/3/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP103 How to find your Public Health Path with James Betz, MPH ‘12

In this episode, we chat with James Betz, an NYU GPH alum (MPH ‘12) who is a product manager at the FDA alongside being a lieutenant commander for the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Prior to his current roles James served as a public health officer at the U.S. Air Force, worked in the field of bioterrorism and started off his career in microbiology. With such a multifaceted background James shares his experience at NYU and what he did to design his Public Health path to seek out meaningful endeavors in his professional career. We talk about finding your ground, the power of networking and the growth of the public health industry alongside its impacts on our life. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/27/202131 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP102 Polygeia: Universal Healthcare and MHealth

Polygeia is a student-run Global Health Think Tank founded in the UK, which empowers student minds worldwide to engage in research on current global health issues and policies. In this episode, I’m joined by Genesis Ovalle, Gavin Arneson, and Maya Navarro who are members of the New York branch of Polygeia, which operates on our campus under the supervision of Dr. Chris Dickey. Genesis (CAS 21’) serves as Marketing Officer for the organization, Gavin (Meyers and GPH ‘21) serves as a Branch Editor in the organization, and Maya (CAS and GPH ‘23) serves as a Research Team Lead for the group. The Polygeia members share more about the group and the work its students are doing and put a spotlight on two of their projects, one on Achieving Universal Healthcare in the United States and another on the Effectiveness of MHealth or Mental Health Interventions in Primary Care, elaborating on the findings of these studies, how they intersect and help further the club’s mission. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/21/202135 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP101 Heart Health and Ultra-processed foods with Dr. Niyati Parekh and Dr. Filippa Juul

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Niyati Parekh, an Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition here at NYU GPH and the Executive Director of Doctoral Studies, along with Dr. Filippa Juul a current Assistant Professor Faculty/Fellow who obtained her Ph.D. in Public Health from GPH with a concentration in Epidemiology in 2020.  Both Niyati and Filippa worked on a widely-circulated study on the harmful effects of Ultra-Processed Foods and their association with health risks, especially cardiovascular disease. The study, which had media coverage across several media outlets and was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, identifies as a modifiable risk factor in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and found that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of CVD incidence and mortality. Dr. Parekh and Dr. Juul also provide insight into the global perspective of this issue and what other countries are doing to address concerns of health and nutrition, along with what types of foods are considered “ultra-processed”  and what ways we can best preserve our health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/14/202124 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP100 The SAHARA Initiative: Championing South Asian Health Research

Supriya Lal is a recent graduate of GPH with Master of Public Health concentrating in Public Health Nutrition, who also received her undergraduate degree in the Global Public Health program at NYU. On campus, Supriya worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and as a Project Coordinator for the SAHARA Initiative. The SAHARA or South Asian Health and Research Initiative was created at GPH in 2019 by professor Dr. Niyati Parekh to foster collaboration and research on the health needs of migrant South Asians, an underserved community in the U.S. with many health disparities. The initiative has collectively published many articles and conference abstracts and continues to explore grant opportunities that expand and advance South Asian health research at GPH. As a Project Coordinator, Supriya had a front-row seat to many of the projects and studies being done through the group as well as its inner workings and operation. In this episode, Supriya tells me more about the group- its inception and mission and shares more on some of the fascinating studies that have been taking place, including one she’s working on with current GPH Ph.D. candidate Bridget Murphy on Food Frequency Questionaries and the South Asian community. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
9/22/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP99 Healthcare of a Thousand Slights with Anjana Sreedhar

Anjana Sreedhar is an alumna of NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, receiving her Master’s in Public Administration in 2020 after also pursuing her undergraduate degree at NYU. She currently works as an Administrative Fellow at NYU Langone Health. In December of 2020, Anjana published her first book "Healthcare of A Thousand Slights: Connecting Legacy To Access To Healthcare,” which through extensive research and interviews investigates the history of health disparities in the United States especially for marginalized groups, and how they can be mitigated. In this episode, Anjana speaks on the process of writing the book and shares fascinating insights on her findings as it pertains to ethnic minorities and women and how the historical legacy of discriminatory policies and culture has had an enduring impact even in today’s culture. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
5/13/202136 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP98 The Black Women’s Health Collective: Making Space in Public Health Through Intersectionality

Mary Holiman (President) and Ciara Freeman (Vice President) are two MPH students who serve as leaders of the Black Women’s Health Collective (BWHC). The mission of BWHC is to support and encourage the leadership of Black women in public health while highlighting the health experiences of black women and girls globally. The club is able to do this with programming throughout the year by connecting Black women students and professionals in Public Health, sharing opportunities, and fostering a meaningful space of community and solidarity on NYU’s Campus. In this episode, Ciara and Mary give me insight into the club’s purpose and mission, as well as some events the organization has been holding this academic year such as their recent “Succeeding while Black” event and how the club has opened doors for them- Mary shares a defining internship experience she had. You can keep up with the organization on Instagram (@nyu_bwhc) and by subscribing to their newsletter ([email protected]). Mary (@queenmvh) and Ciara (@ciarafreeman_) have also made themselves available as a resource or point of contact on Instagram. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
5/6/202130 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP97 Mental Health and Artificial Intelligence with Besa Bauta

Besa Bauta serves as Chief Data Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for MercyFirst, an organization that provides health and mental health services for clients in New York City. Besa, who is a GPH Alum (‘08) and NYU Ph.D. Alum (‘18), currently works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work along with being a licensed clinical therapist. Her current work seeks to support health systems by building technological infrastructure. Besa’s current projects include work with the Feedback Research Institute [FRI] and the Social Impact AI Lab [SIAIL] which she helped co-found. What these projects seek to do is revolutionize human services by leveraging the latest technologies to improve outcomes for children and families receiving services in child welfare, mental health/behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment. Her initial work on the SIAIL made her the Winner of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Award for Healthcare Innovation and Social-determinants of Health. Currently, Besa and her team are semi-finalists with the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs’ NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge within the social-venture competition. In this interview, Besa and I discuss her work with MercyFirst and both FRI and SIAIL, along with engaging in an insightful discussion about the use of artificial intelligence in developing mental health services and the implications for this, and especially how COVID-19 has shaped the domain and understanding of the importance of mental health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/28/202135 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP96 Clean Water Rights with Jackie Young-Medcalf of THEA

Learn about the Houston water crisis you probably didn’t know even existed, how climate change may begin to affect our water sources around the U.S., the incredible story of survival from Jackie Young-Medcalf’s exposure to toxic heavy metals and the actions we can all take to feel empowered in our water rights. Jackie is a champion for public health and a catalyst for change through collaboration. Without knowing it Texas Health and Environment Alliance (THEA) was formed the day Jackie discovered what no doctor could about her and her family’s health – that their water was a culprit of their illnesses. It was in her hydrology class when she discovered the toxic environment in the area was making them sick through their water source. Once she revealed what was causing the death of her animals, her father’s cancer, and her own battles with seizures, loss of motor function, and endometriosis, she dedicated her studies to the environmental issues at the root of the problem. In 2015 Jackie launched Texas Health and Environment Alliance, where she has been a driving force in leading collaborative efforts across government agencies holding polluters responsible – specifically Superfund Sites. Representing over a half million voices in Houston and surrounding areas, Jackie has influenced more than $115 million in clean-up efforts. Kassandra Jones, NYU GPH alumna 19’, realized she had a knack for capturing the world around her through cinematic storytelling. After completing the Master of Public Health program at New York University, she now uses her knowledge base and strong interpersonal skills to highlight awareness around current and future global public health trends using media. Some of her freelance clients include Project Heal, THEA, Urban Indigenous Collective, Kitchen Connection, and the United Nations. Her commitment to pursuing her passion within communications and public health care has allowed her to work on culturally competent public health campaigns around environmental health, vaccine hesitancy, women's health equity, and food insecurity. Her goal is to use digital media to elicit social change and provide solutions. Website: txhea.org/community-health-survey/ Instagram: @tx.hea Facebook: www.facebook.com/TXHEA/ To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/22/202131 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP95 Medical Innovation Policy and the COVID Vaccine with Jocelyn Ulrich

Jocelyn Ulrich is a GPH alumna who graduated with a concentration in global health policy and management in 2009. Jocelyn has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and currently works as a Deputy Vice President in Medical Innovation Policy in the Policy and Research department at PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America. In this role, she works at the intersection of public health and public policy to develop legislative and policy analysis and research studies on a range of issues impacting innovative biopharmaceutical companies ranging from FDA policy and intellectual property concerns. Jocelyn is dedicated to advancing medical innovation policy and in this episode, she discusses the function of her role at PhRMA, interesting innovations in health she’s excited about, as well as her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine in terms of vaccine confidence and how efforts are being made to be inclusive of all communities, especially marginalized groups, in vaccine rollout and healthcare as a whole. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/7/202120 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP94 Launching a Digital Health Startup with Ashlee Wisdom, MPH ‘18

Join us for a conversation with NYU GPH Alumna Ashlee Wisdom about health technology, entrepreneurship, and challenging the status quo in healthcare and society. Ashlee will discuss how she is crafting her public health career and share her experience launching her digital health startup, Health In Her HUE. Learn more and download the Health in Her HUE app at www.healthinherhue.com To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/31/202145 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP93 Public Policy Symposium on Public Health 2020 with Pavel Shirley & Sonia Wiecek

On November 14 and 15, 2020, the Public Policy Symposium on Public Health was presented through a collaboration between NYU GPH and the NYU Politics Society. During the two-day virtual symposium, students from across New York City gathered to present and debate policy proposals on various topics regarding public health. Participants were tasked with preparing creative policy memos addressing topics such as Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Mental Health, Prescription Drugs and Opioids, and Gun Violence. Our guests in this episode, NYU undergraduate students Sonia Wiecek and Pavel Shirley were both attendees of the event (Pavel was also a planning committee member). Sonia is a Junior Majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Public Health and Pavel is a Freshman studying Public Administration. The Public Policy Symposium’s committee held various events leading up to the Symposium to prepare participants to write about and debate these policy proposals, and to encourage them to think critically about public health. In conversation, Sonia and Pavel provided an in-depth look at the debated topics of national healthcare and insurance as well as housing. They discussed the current state of debate on those topics, what reform and solutions might look like for those issues, and the intersection of the fields of public health and public policy. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/25/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP92 Nutrition in the Digital Age with Dr. Marie Bragg and Amaal Alruwaily

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Marie Bragg, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition at GPH, and Amaal Alruwaily, a GPH alumna who graduated in 2019 with a concentration in Epidemiology. Marie and Amaal were both a part of conducting a widely-circulated study on the harmful effects of “Kid Influencers” on Youtube promoting junk foods. The study had media coverage across major outlets such as CNN and The New York Times and was published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to devising the idea for this study, Amaal spent a year working in Dr. Bragg’s SocioEconomic Evaluation of Dietary Decisions or (SEED) Program, working with content analysis among other things. The study illuminated connections between the manner in which foods are promoted through these videos how and food marketing is contributory to childhood obesity. The conversation was centered around the line of research in this study and its accessibility, fascinating findings from it and their greater implications, as well as how this issue might be compounded by COVID-19 among other things. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/17/202129 minutes, 12 seconds
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EP91 The Dynamics of Private Public Partnerships with Samara Mbugua

Samara Mbugua is a GPH alumna, graduating with a concentration in Community & International Health in 2014, who now serves as the President of the school’s inaugural alumni board. Samara currently works as a Global Health Analyst at Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD), a global medical technology company. [Samara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Boston University. Prior to joining BD’s Global Health team, Samara worked as a consultant to hospital clinicians utilizing BD’s disease surveillance software.] Samara is the proud child of Kenyan and Zimbabwean immigrants and this background heavily inspires the work she does, working to increase access to BD’s products and resources in low- and middle-income countries. In this role, Samara especially focuses on strengthening public-private partnerships or PPPs, by supporting the planning, implementation, and monitoring of various programs on tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, infusion safety and laboratory quality among other topics. These cross-sector partnerships have resulted in global advocacy campaigns, capacity building for healthcare workers, laboratory systems strengthening, and other milestones. In this conversation, Samara explains more about what PPPs are and their impact and implementation as well as shares her global experiences as part of her role, and discusses the importance of having a seat at the table and diversity. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/10/202127 minutes
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EP90 Emergency Preparedness with Noor Jamal, Stephanie Parchment, and Cesar Figueroa

In the summer of 2020, Dr. Robyn Gershon, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology taught the highly popular GPH course, Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Organizations. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, three Master of Public Health students, Noor Jamal, Stephanie Parchment, and Cesar Figueroa enrolled in this timely and relevant course. Dr. Gershon’s high energy, dynamic course equips students with disaster management skills for the current healthcare domain, even providing students the chance to strategize solutions for disaster plans, healthcare guidelines, and more in collaborative teams. In this episode, Noor, Stephanie, and Cesar share their thoughts on the importance of emergency preparedness, how the United States has been managing the outbreak of COVID-19, and what this field looks like moving forward, armed with insight and wealth of knowledge gained from the course. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/3/202135 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP89 Beauty, Femicide, and Social Innovation Through The South African Lens with Mulanga Muofhe

Mulanga Muofhe is a GPH alumna (MPH ‘09) who graduated with a concentration in international community health and is now a member of NYU GPH’s inaugural Alumni Board. Mulanga, a South African native is now based in Cape Town and is the founder of Mulanga Muofhe Natural Beauty, a natural and organic skincare brand that aims to target specific black skin concerns. On the side, she is also an independent transcriptionist with 3PlayMedia. Mulanga previously worked as a Project Manager on Inclusive Health Innovation at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialized unit at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Much of Mulanga’s past work and passions lie within Health and Social Innovation and she has interests in promoting community-based health solutions and wellness for all. In this episode, we discuss of skincare and skin health for all and subverting existing standards of beauty, the pressing issue of femicide in South Africa, as well as social innovation in health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/24/202121 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP88 Health Tech and the Evolving Public Health Domain with Vivienne La

Vivienne La is a GPH alumna, graduating with a concentration in Policy & Management in 2018, who serves as the Vice President of the school’s inaugural alumni board. She is currently a Project Manager within the Crossix Analytics Product Strategy team at Veeva Systems in New York City. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing Crossix’s analytics platform product production and operations as well as spearheading process optimization and scalability initiatives. These products service clients with broad health initiatives from pharmaceuticals, telemedicine, and health-focused consumer goods, helping them more effectively reach target audiences and improve their marketing campaigns through real time exposure analytics and tracking patient behavior over time. Her past experience is varied, as she spent time working as a consultant helping clients build out their health benefit programs and working with consumer-health directed startups to implement their solutions across the country. In this episode we discuss her career trajectory- from working in health consulting to what she does now, working in the health-tech sector from Veeva Systems in an enlightening conversation on the intersection of health and technology as it pertains to the current public health domain. She also provides advice to students about navigating the vast public health domain post-grad and especially the health tech sector. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/17/202126 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP87 COVID-19 Knowledge and the Journey to Ph.D. with Shahmir Ali

Shahmir Ali, is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at NYU’s School of Global Public Health, with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to joining NYU, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in public health studies and political science. Shahmir, a Pakistani-American, cites his global background as a major inspiration and contributor to his passion for public health. His past research and publications have spanned work in the US, China, Australia—where he spent many of his formative years—and Pakistan. [As an NYU student, he has been involved with research on campus such as the South Asian Health and Research or (SAHARA) Initiative.] Earlier this year, Shahmir was part of an innovative team of researchers that conducted a widely-circulated study exploring social media as a recruitment platform for knowledge regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In this episode we discuss his experience gathering information on COVID-19 as the pandemic progresses as well as his journey to the Ph.D. and advice for prospective students. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/3/202146 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP86 Emergency Management on the Frontlines in NYC with Johanna Miele

In this episode, we are joined by Johanna Miele, an NYU GPH alumna (MPH ‘14) and inaugural GPH Alumni Board member. Johanna is a Manager of the Emergency Management and Enterprise Resilience team at NYU Langone Health, working closely with infectious disease response, mass fatality operations and multi-casualty incident readiness across the NYU Langone Health enterprise. Prior to her role at NYU Langone Health, she worked at NYC Emergency Management coordinating with city, state, and federal health officials in their planning and response activities. While pursuing her MPH at NYU, Johanna tailored the program to fit her interest in emergency management, which first piqued her interest during her undergraduate years. In this episode, we discuss her personal journey to working in public health, and Johanna shares insight into the domain of emergency management and her experience working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/23/202024 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP85 Honoring Indigenous Voices with Sutton King, MPH ‘20

In this episode, we speak with Sutton King, an NYU GPH alumna and recently named a 2020 Mark & Debra Leslie Female Founders Fellow. Now more than ever, our world is looking to the future of public health. We are all critically examining the current structures and systems in place, while asking ourselves “What can we do to make a difference as public health professionals”? Sutton King, MPH ‘20 is disrupting the industry, by prioritizing and amplifying the voices of Indigenous peoples. Her goal is to bridge the gap of health inequalities that exist for Indigenous communities of the North, South and Central Americas. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/15/202045 minutes, 16 seconds
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EP84 Organizational Cognition with Dr. Alden Lai

In this episode we are joined by Dr. Alden Lai, a management scholar who researches organizational cognition in health care and public health. He investigates the ways health care professionals and managers handle complex, ambiguous, or novel information at work, and how these processes contribute to the safety and quality performance of healthcare organizations. He also examines how people generate meaning and meaningfulness of work to understand issues on burnout, resilience, and workplace wellness. Some of his current research involves: futuristic thinking and the aversion of patient safety events; the psychological antecedents of meaning-making among primary care providers; and employee-employer value fit and job satisfaction of allied health professionals in team-based care models. Dr. Lai has an affiliated appointment in the Department of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Lai was involved in teaching executive education as well as graduate and undergraduate courses on health care leadership and management, patient safety, and quality improvement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School. He currently teaches Public Health Management and Leadership. Dr. Lai has worked with universities, federal and state governments, health systems, and research foundations internationally. His professional experiences include being a management consultant, social enterprise strategist, and education research consultant. He was also the Novartis Visiting Fellow at Ho Chi Minh City Medicine & Pharmacy University (Vietnam), Visiting Fellow at Fukushima Medical University (Japan), Chair of the European Health Psychology Society’s early career researcher division, and executive board member in the Academy of Management's Division of Health Care Management. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/24/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP83 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition Niyati Parekh and Earlene Cruz

In this episode we speak with Niyati Parekh, Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition at NYU GPH, and Earlene Cruz, the founder and Director of Kitchen Connection.org. We discuss a wide range of topics including how climate change and Non-Communicable diseases relate to food insecurity and malnutrition, and we hear about their recent course with the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WPF). To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/18/202033 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP82 What you should know about PhDs with Dr. Ben Spoer

In this episode we talk to NYU GPH alum Dr. Ben Spoer. Before starting his PhD at GPH Ben received a Bachelors in Philosophy from UC Berkeley. Despite that he found a job as a holistic health counselor at Lincoln High School on Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. The students at Lincoln inspired Ben to pursue public health. Many of them lived in places that made it difficult, if not impossible, to be healthy, and they didn’t know what to do about it. Hoping to solve this problem Ben went on to earn a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University, and now his PhD from GPH. Ben’s research focuses on exposure measurement, food and built environments, and racial residential segregation. His dissertation explored the use of GPS data in defining food, built, and sociodemographic environmental exposures. Ben also taught the Masters-level thesis class at GPH while working towards his PhD. After graduation he will be working at NYU’s Langone Medical Center on the City Health Dashboard project, a data democratization initiative that provides health data for the 500 largest cities in the United States. If you would like to learn more about his take on Public Health, pursuing a PhD and taking care of your mental health, this episode is for you! To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/11/202030 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP81 Diversity in Public Health Academia with Dean Cheryl Healton and Dr. Melody Goodman 

In celebration of Black History Month, this special episode features Dean Cheryl Healton discussing the importance of diversity in public health academia with Dr. Melody Goodman, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics. In 1999, Dean Healton published a study called “The Shape of our River,” and years later Dr. Goodman collaborated with her on a new report called “Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Academic Public Health: 20-Year Update”. Join us as they discuss their work and the importance of minority inclusion in public health academia. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/27/202033 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP80 Fighting for Immigrants’ Rights with Ben Wagner

Ben Wagner is in his last year of the NYU Gallatin and Global Public Health accelerated dual-degree program, concentrating in Public Health Policy.  Ben’s studies focus on understanding the nexus of medical practice, ethics, social determinants of health, and cultural impediments to improved health outcomes, particularly among refugees and migrants. As a Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow in 2018, Ben conducted research on access to healthcare in U.S. immigration detention facilities. Alongside his studies, Ben serves as the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, a non-profit that provides comprehensive medical, mental health, social, and legal services to victims of torture and other human rights abuse.  In this role, Ben is currently managing a campaign in New York State advocating for legislation prohibiting health care professionals from participating in torture and prisoner abuse. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/20/202029 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP79 Songs About Ebola and the Power of Radio in Global Health Communication with Dr. Carlos Chirinos

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Carlos Chirinos, a clinical music and global health associate professor at NYU. His research is at the intersection of public health, communication, and music, looking at how media narratives driven by music artists and music-based interventions contribute to engaging communities in disease prevention and control in the context of existing or potential health emergencies. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Africa with funding from the World Bank, USAID, IDRC, and the Wellcome Trust. In 2015, Dr. Chirinos received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID, to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/13/202040 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP78 Coronavirus and Misinformation with Dr. Robyn Gershon, Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb and Suiyue Cui

In this episode Dr. Robyn Gershon uses her perspective as a Clinical Professor of Epidemiology to moderate a discussion about Coronavirus with NYU GPH graduate Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb and second year Master of Public Health student Suiyue Cui. They discuss the most current figures for the outbreak, the different ways in which media are portraying it and the danger of misinformation. We also hear Suiyue’s unique perspective who has stayed at the forefront of the epidemiological developments of the outbreak thanks to her relatives who live in China. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
1/29/202029 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP77 Aging, Disasters and Resilience with Dr. Alexis Merdjanoff

Dr. Alexis Merdjanoff is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences at New York University’s College of Global Public Health. She is a public health sociologist who explores how population health is affected by exposure to natural hazards, including hurricanes, floods, extreme heat and wildfires. Dr. Merdjanoff is particularly interested in how social inequalities shape the impact of hazards on health, recovery, and resilience for vulnerable populations. To do so, she collects and analyzes survey and interview data to form a holistic understanding of how individuals and communities are affected by these events. While disasters have traditionally been thought of as finite phenomena—with a majority of research focused on the immediate consequences—her research reveals how environmental stressors can lead to economic, emotional, and health burdens long after an event has passed. By focusing on the long-term effects of disasters, she has been able to determine why some survivors are able to recover quickly while others remain mired for months or years. As Director of Research for the Population Impact, Recovery and Resilience (PiR2) research program, she is currently working on several studies, including the longitudinal Katrina@10 Program, the Sandy Child and Family Health (S-CAFH) Study, and SCALE-UP East Boston to answer questions related to improving the health and well-being of populations exposed to disasters and climate change. More recently, her work has explored the post-disaster resilience of older adults and how older adults can successfully age in high-risk coastal areas. Using in-depth interviews, she aims to identify the resources that older adults need to be resilient, including the social and physical infrastructures needed to successfully prepare for and recover from acute and chronic natural hazards. Her goal is to understand how older adults can successfully adapt to and prepare for coastal erosion, frequent flooding, heatwaves, and disasters. Dr. Merdjanoff frequently engages in mixed-methods research, including semi-structured in-depth interviewing, focus groups, and survey analysis. Trained as a sociologist, she believes in a holistic approach to answering questions surrounding health, disaster exposure, and recovery. Dr. Merdjanoff teaches several public health courses including, “Qualitative & Field Methods in Global Public Health,” and “Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health.” To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
1/22/202033 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP76 Championing Harm Reduction with Danielle Ompad

Dr. Danielle Ompad is an epidemiologist whose work is focused in the areas of urban health, HIV, illicit drug use, and adult access to vaccines. With respect to illicit drug use, her work has spanned the entire natural history of addiction – from initiation to cessation, with particular attention paid to risk for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and STIs. She has primarily worked with people who use heroin, crack, cocaine, and/or club drugs. Join us as we discuss the concept of harm reduction, drugs in the workplace and tackling the opioid crisis. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
1/15/202033 minutes, 13 seconds
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Healthright Frontline Health Workers: Salim Furaha, Kenya

HealthRight and I AM GPH have partnered to bring you this 4-part podcast series profiling four different Frontline health workers (FHWs) and their work in four different countries. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has identified men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and sex workers as priority populations for HIV prevention, care and treatment services given their heightened risk. Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP as it's more commonly known, is a medicine that prevents HIV infection and holds significant potential for reducing HIV incidence, particularly among groups that are at high risk of infection. In this episode we speak with Salim Furaha, who is a sex worker and peer educator in eastern Kenya, working on a HealthRight-sponsored PrEP project in order to assess its impact on the local sex worker community. Salim discusses his view from the front lines of the HIV response: how and why he became a peer educator, what a peer educator does, and why PrEP is an important HIV prevention tool in his community. As a global health NGO focused on health system strengthening for marginalized populations, much of HealthRight's work is devoted to building the capacity of FHWs to better meet the needs of the communities they serve. These are some of those stories. This podcast series is hosted by Dr. Peter Navario, Executive Director of HealthRight and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's College of Global Public Health. Frontline health workers play an essential role in the prevention, identification and response to ill-health globally. For marginalized communities in particular, FHWs are the only link between them and the health system. Investment in FHWs has been shown to be a highly cost-effective way to ensure healthier, safer communities around the world. For more information about HealthRight and its programs please visit: www.healthright.org or visit them on Twitter or Instagram. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
1/8/202017 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP74 Myths of the Oral Microbiome with Quip's Chief Dental Advisor Dr. Burhenne

In this episode we speak with Dr. Mark Burhenne, who is the Chief Dental Advisor of Quip, a Brooklyn-based company that designs oral care products. He is also the founder of askthedentist.com, and a practicing dentist in the Bay Area in California. Dr. Burhenne shares with us the most common myths and misunderstandings surrounding everyday dental hygiene, and explains how the oral microbiome is deeply connected with the health of the rest of the body. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/18/201936 minutes, 33 seconds
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Healthright Frontline Health Workers: Safina Yusuf, Uganda

HealthRight and I AM GPH have partnered to bring you this 4-part podcast series profiling four different Frontline health workers (FHWs) and their work in four different countries.  Northern Uganda is home to one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. The majority of refugees residing there are South Sudanese women and children who have fled conflict and violence. While there are limited data on the mental health needs in this population, HealthRight has observed high rates of depression, anxiety and PTSD among refugees residing in these settlements. In this episode, we speak with Safina Yusuf, a Ugandan HealthRight interventionist who is working to implement an intervention called, Self-Help Plus (SH+), which is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses psychological distress resulting from significant adversity without relying on trained mental health professionals. Safina discusses her view from the front lines of the global mental health response: life in the settlement, her work building mental health capacity, and Self-Help Plus (SH+). As a global health NGO focused on health system strengthening for marginalized populations, much of HealthRight's work is devoted to building the capacity of FHWs to better meet the needs of the communities they serve. These are some of those stories. This podcast series is hosted by Dr. Peter Navario, Executive Director of HealthRight and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's College of Global Public Health. Frontline health workers play an essential role in the prevention, identification and response to ill-health globally. For marginalized communities in particular, FHWs are the only link between them and the health system. Investment in FHWs has been shown to be a highly cost-effective way to ensure healthier, safer communities around the world. For more information about HealthRight and its programs please visit: www.healthright.org or visit them on Twitter or Instagram. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/5/201911 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP72 Can Democratic Deliberation Help Us to Resolve Difficult Issues? A discussion with Dr. Amy Gutmann

The Greenwall Foundation and The Center for Bioethics at the NYU College of Global Public Health present the 2019 William C. Stubing Memorial Lecture titled “Can Democratic Deliberation Help Us to Resolve Difficult Issues? The Case of Physician Aid-in-Dying.” We had the privilege of hosting Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, in discussion with Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and former On-Air Health Correspondent for PBS NewsHour. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
11/26/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP71 Mindfulness and Meditation with Dr. LeConté Dill

Join us as we discuss mindfulness practices and resources with Dr. LeConté Dill, a native of South Central Los Angeles who is current resides in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. She holds degrees from Spelman College, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. Dr. Dill is also a scholar, educator, and a poet focusing on violence prevention, resilience, and wellness, particularly for urban Black girls and other youth of color. Currently, Dr. Dill is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Public Health Practice at the New York University College of Global Public Health. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
11/13/201931 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP70 Alcohol Consumption and the Global Burden of Disease with Adam Karpati

Welcome to a special episode of I AM GPH, where we are featuring a great conversation between our very own Dr. Diana Silver, Associate Professor of Public Health Policy and Management here at NYU GPH, and Dr. Adam Karpati, Senior Vice President of Public Health Programs at Vital Strategies. Here at NYU GPH, Dr. Diana Silver's research explores the impact of variation in the implementation, adoption and repeal of state and local public health policies on health outcomes, particularly alcohol consumption, motor vehicle crashes, tobacco use, and food safety. At Vital Strategies, Dr. Adam Karpati and his team work to increase and improve the collection and use of health data and the development and promotion of policies and programmatic work to address threats to public health. So please enjoy this wide ranging conversation in which they discuss alcohol consumption, which is the #1 leading cause of death and disability in the population 15 to 49 years old in the world. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
11/6/201933 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP69 Environmental Sustainability with Cecil Scheib, NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer

In this episode we talk to Cecil Scheib, NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer, and Amanda Garofalo, NYU GPH’s Associate Director of Operations and Administration. We discuss NYU’s sustainability efforts, the new GPH building at 708 Broadway and other changes that will be implemented university wide to reduce our carbon footprint. Cecil Scheib formerly served as Chief Program Officer at the Urban Green Council and the Managing Director of the Building Resiliency Task Force for the City of New York. As Director of Energy and Sustainability at NYU from 2007 to 2012, Cecil was intimately involved in guiding NYU towards environmental excellence, leading efforts related to the co-gen plant, the Green Grants Program, 30% emissions reductions, greater solid waste diversion rates, weaving sustainability into our procurement, and drafting NYU's Climate Action Plan. Cecil founded the eco-village Dancing Rabbit, is a New York State licensed professional engineer, and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional. He serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Green Council and the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
10/30/201928 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP68 Exploring Career Paths in Public Health LIVE

In this live episode, we hear from a panel of professionals representing a wide-range of Public Health careers as part of our Exploring Career Paths in Public Health event held on September 11, 2019. Gemily F. Abadines, Director, HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program & Epi Scholar Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Louise Albert, MA, Assistant Director of Training and Development, Lvl. B, Workforce Development at New York City Health + Hospitals Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano, MBA, MS, FAEH, Chief Learning Officer/Senior Assistant Vice President of Workforce Development at New York City Health + Hospitals Sidnee Pinho, Chief Operating Officer, North America and Advisory at Prescient Healthcare Join us as they share their perspectives on the industry, the skills needed to be successful, their experience and trajectory in the field, and their advice for Public Health students. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/16/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP67 Designing Digital Health Solutions with Avanthi Hulugalle

In this episode we talk to NYU MPH alumna Avanthi Hulugalle, who is the Director of Product Strategy and Client Success at openDoctor. She works to optimize patient utilization of engagement technology and partner with healthcare organizations to create tactical solutions improving patient experience of care. She is passionate about healthcare access and a strong believer that technology will bridge gaps between quality care, and patient empowerment. Avanthi also organizes LYLAS Labs hackathons which engage interdisciplinary teams to propose creative technical solutions to the gender pay gap, workplace harassment, hiring for and fostering team diversity and inclusion, and benefits for the burden of care. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/10/201924 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP66 UniteUs with Rachel McMillan

Join us as we speak with NYU GPH Alumna Rachel McMillan, who earned her MPH in Community International Health in 2018. She currently works at UniteUs as an account manager, working with communities across the country to establish coordinated care networks that address patients’ needs across the social determinants of health. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/1/201920 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP65 Lifespan Project with Dr. José Pagán and Kelley Akiya

In this episode we are joined by Dr. José Pagán, Chair and Professor of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management at the NYU College of Global Public Health, and first year PhD candidate Kelley Akiya. Kelley is a doctoral student at the College of Global Public Health, concentrating in Health Policy and Management. Her research interests include social determinants of health and the integration of social services and health care to address health disparities. Join us as they talk about social determinants of health, winning the Rochester Grant, designing projects that can integrate health improvement while producing a profit and tips on how to create a successful grant proposal. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
9/24/201945 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP64 Preemption of Gun Laws with Jennifer Pomeranz and Diana Silver

Gun violence continues to be a reality in America. Everyone seems to be asking what can be done to stop these terrible tragedies. Gun owners fear losing the constitutionally protected right to bear arms and gun control advocates want to see significant restrictions placed on gun purchase and ownership. Join us as we talk with Professor Jennifer Pomeranz and Dr. Diana Silver about preemption of gun laws. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
9/2/201919 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP63 Maximizing your GPH Experience: A Student Panel featuring Dennis Hilgendorf, Francesca Minardi and Niveditha Narasimhan

In this special episode, we speak with a panel of three Master of Public Health students about great places to eat around campus; how to find the best study spots; advice for new students to set themselves up for success; where to find helpful resources for international students, and how to kickstart your career from day one with NYU's endless professional development opportunities. Special thanks to Dennis Hilgendorf, Francesca Minardi and Niveditha Narasimhan for joining us on this episode. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/26/201949 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP62 Introducing Amy Diawara, GPH's Student Governing Council Graduate President

In this episode, we talk to the Graduate President of NYU GPH's Student Governing Council (SGC), Amy Diawara. The SGC is the umbrella student organization for all student groups at the College of Global Public Health. The SGC is a group of GPH students elected to serve on behalf of the general GPH student body. The SGC works to foster a sense of community, promote leadership/professional development opportunities, and oversee the creation of new GPH student groups. Amy is a current MPH student in the Global Health concentration and she hopes to communicate and negotiate with faculty and staff to advocate for and represent student voices. She would also like to implement effective, positive changes within the College of Global Public Health and campus-wide at NYU. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/26/201924 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP61 Pure Earth - Addressing Toxic Pollution on a Global Scale

In this episode we talk to NYU GPH faculty member Jack Caravanos, who works as the Director of Research at Pure Earth alongside Angela Bernhardt, who serves as Director of Communications at this organization. Pure Earth, formerly known as the Blacksmith Institute, is a leader in global toxic pollution cleanup. Since its inception in 1999, Pure Earth has completed 110 environmental remediation projects in 27 countries, improving the lives of millions of people, especially children, who are most at risk from the threat of toxic pollution. Based in New York, Pure Earth works cooperatively around the world in partnerships that include governments, the international community, NGOs and local agencies, to design and implement innovative, low-cost solutions to save lives while addressing the threat of toxic pollution on a global scale. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/15/201928 minutes, 12 seconds
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EP60 Bioethical Decision-making in Healthcare with Jamie Webb

In this episode we talk to Jamie Webb, a philosopher specializing in applied ethics. He is a recent graduate of the MA in Bioethics program at NYU GPH who discusses the Bioethics field, his experience as an NYU student, his research and his views on controversial ethical issues. Amongst his other research interests, he is particularly looking forward to the opportunity to study the ethics of AI within healthcare decision-making, whether the increasing role of AI complicates ethical norms in healthcare, and how it could affect the doctor-patient relationship.  To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/2/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP59 NYU Department of Public Safety Internship with Becca Glenn

In this episode we speak to Becca Glenn, a recent graduate from the Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Epidemiology. She shares stories from her multiple internships, the latest being at the New York University Department of Public Safety. During her internship she worked on Ebola modeling and infectious disease preparedness. We also discuss her tips and suggestions on how we can best prepare for potential disasters in the future. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
7/11/201922 minutes, 57 seconds
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Healthright Frontline Health Workers: Jeremy Silverman, PhD, New York, NY, USA

HealthRight and I AM GPH have partnered to bring you this 4-part podcast series profiling four different Frontline health workers (FHWs) and their work in four different countries. There has been a spike in the number of women and children fleeing violence and seeking asylum in the United States. HealthRight's Human Rights Clinic, based in NYC, assists asylum seekers who have survived violence and human rights violations by providing forensic examinations, which document the physical and psychological signs of violence. Dr. Silverman is a clinical psychologist and volunteer with the Human Rights Clinic who conducts forensic exams for child and adolescent survivors of violence. He is a FHW and this is his story.  As a global health NGO focused on health system strengthening for marginalized populations, much of HealthRight's work is devoted to building the capacity of FHWs to better meet the needs of the communities they serve. These are some of those stories. This podcast series is hosted by Dr. Peter Navario, Executive Director of HealthRight and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's College of Global Public Health.  Frontline health workers play an essential role in the prevention, identification and response to ill-health globally. For marginalized communities in particular, FHWs are the only link between them and the health system. Investment in FHWs has been shown to be a highly cost-effective way to ensure healthier, safer communities around the world.  For more information about HealthRight and its programs please visit: www.healthright.org or visit them on Twitter or Instagram. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
6/27/201921 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP57 2018 Healthcare Makerthon Winner: Upright with Nicole Parada

In this episode we talk to MPH student Nicole Parada, who joined an multidisciplinary team of NYU students at the 2018 Healthcare Makerthon. Their concept “Upright” focused on developing a biometric shoe sole for older adults, designed to detect early fall signs indicators by monitoring gait. Nicole will tell us about her winning team, her experience at the Makerthon and the exciting ways that Public Health and entrepreneurship intersect at NYU. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
6/13/201917 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP56 Undeterred - Community Resistance in the Rural Border Town of Arivaca, Arizona

Please join us as we speak with Eva Lewis, the independent filmmaker behind Undeterred, a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the crosshairs of geopolitical forces, have mobilized to demand human rights and to provide aid to injured, oft times dying migrants funneled across a wilderness desert. We are also joined by community organizer Carlota Wray and her son Jackson Wray. Both Eva and Carlota volunteer with People Helping People (PHP), an Arivaca-based community organization that provides crisis relief and advocates for border demilitarization (http://phparivaca.org). To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
6/6/201946 minutes, 40 seconds
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Healthright Frontline Health Workers: Anna Koroliova, Odessa, Ukraine

HealthRight and I AM GPH have partnered to bring you this 4-part podcast series profiling four different Frontline health workers (FHWs) and their work in four different countries. One of the many consequences of the long simmering conflict in Ukraine is an increased incidence of gender-based violence (GBV). Anna is a psychologist who leads one of HealthRight's GBV mobile teams (there are 46 across Ukraine) in the Odessa region that identifies, treats, triages and documents cases of GBV. Anna is an FHW and this is her story. As a global health NGO focused on health system strengthening for marginalized populations, much of HealthRight's work is devoted to building the capacity of FHWs to better meet the needs of the communities they serve. These are some of those stories. This podcast series is hosted by Dr. Peter Navario, Executive Director of HealthRight and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's College pf Global Public Health.  Frontline health workers play an essential role in the prevention, identification and response to ill-health globally. For marginalized communities in particular, FHWs are the only link between them and the health system. Investment in FHWs has been shown to be a highly cost-effective way to ensure healthier, safer communities around the world.  For more information about HealthRight and its programs please visit: www.healthright.org or visit them on Twitter or Instagram. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
5/30/201923 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP54 Interview Strategies for Public Health Careers with Miriam Miller

In this episode we talk to Miriam Miller, Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Development at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development. Miriam provides specialized career programs, resources and coaching to NYU’s graduate student population. If you are a current graduate student or a recent graduate, this episode will be especially helpful, since you will receive advice regarding interview strategies, resume building tips and useful information to help you get the job you want. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
5/23/201939 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP53 CariedAway with Richard Niederman, Pratik Dey Sourav and Habib Benzian

In this episode we're joined by Dr. Richard Niederman, (NYU College of Dentistry), Pratik Dey Sourav, MBBS MPH (NYU College of Global Public Health) and Dr. Habib Benzian (NYU College of Dentistry). Their CariedAway venture project was named a finalist in the 2019 $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at the NYU Stern School of Business. CariedAway is a bi-annual cavity prevention service that reduces cavities by nearly 80% in school-aged children by providing quick, painless treatments that are performed conveniently in school settings. Their innovative program promotes the importance of oral health to several east coast states, and they plan to expand their services nationally and globally. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
5/9/201917 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP52 PCI Media with Meesha Brown

In this episode we speak with Meesha Brown, Executive Director of PCI Media. For over three decades, PCI Media has been a pioneer in Entertainment-Education and behavior change. Their programs have increased knowledge, changed attitudes and inspired behavior change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including violence against women, HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable development, reproductive health, human rights, and democracy. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/25/201937 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP51 Omnicom Health Group with Mary Pace

In this episode, we speak with Mary Pace, the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Omnicom Health Group. Omnicom Health Group is the largest healthcare marketing and communications group in the world. With more than 3,200 talented specialists dedicated exclusively to health, they have the expertise, insight, creativity, and scale to engage customers across the entire healthcare ecosystem. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/18/201925 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP50 Make Peace, Not War: An Interview with Seth Shelden, JD

The Community Preparedness and Response (CPR) club at the NYU College of Global Public Health hosted this exciting event titled Make Peace, Not War. At this event, Teri Yuan, host of the en(gender)ed podcast, interviewed Seth Shelden, JD, a nuclear arms abolishment activist and member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization.  To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/11/20191 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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EP49 Live from the 2019 Public Health Career Expo [Part 2]

This is part 2 of a special live edition of the I AM GPH podcast. In this episode, we get to hear from company representatives who were present at the 2019 Public Health Career Expo and recruiting for open positions. The Public Health Career Expo is an annual event created for students to meet with public health employers in the for-profit, non-profit, start-up and government sectors to learn about a range of available job and internship opportunities. Special thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.) and SightMD. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/4/201912 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP48 Live from the 2019 Public Health Career Expo [Part 1]

This is part 1 of a special live edition of the I AM GPH podcast. In this episode, we get to hear from company representatives who were present at the 2019 Public Health Career Expo and recruiting for open positions. The Public Health Career Expo is an annual event created for students to meet with public health employers in the for-profit, non-profit, start-up and government sectors to learn about a range of available job and internship opportunities. Special thanks to Syntactx, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Twentyeight Health. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
4/4/201916 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP47 Andrea Levy and the Buen Provecho - Eat Well Pilot

After working closely with families in their homes for over ten years as a speech pathologist in the NYC Metro area and abroad, Andrea Levy was inspired to pursue public health. While working, she encountered the many environmental, structural and systemic factors impacting their health, which prompted her to examine broader ways to improve the health of populations. After graduation from the NYU Global MPH program in 2010, her passions for community engagement and chronic disease prevention grew and she transitioned to her current role where she oversees a grant funded pilot nutrition education program in East Harlem schools. The pilot, known as ¡Buen Provecho! – Eat Well focuses on engaging parents at a free parent breakfast biweekly where they participate in a peer driven nutrition education discussion. In this episode she shares insights into her current projects, sustainability in community engagement and her advice to other MPH graduates. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/28/201921 minutes
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EP46 Leadership and Impact in the Social and Behavioral Sciences with Dr. Ralph DiClemente

In this episode, we spoke with Dr. Ralph DiClemente, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, about his research and experience creating interventions for vulnerable populations around the world.  Dr. DiClemente was trained as a Health Psychologist at the University of California, San Francisco where he received his PhD in 1984 after completing a ScM at the Harvard School of Public Health.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York. Dr. DiClemente’s research has four key foci: Developing interventions to reduce the risk of HIV/STD among vulnerable populations Developing interventions to enhance vaccine uptake among high-risk adolescents and women, such as HPV and influenza vaccine Developing implementation science interventions to enhance the uptake, adoption and sustainability of HIV/STD prevention programs in the community Developing diabetes screening and behavior change interventions to identify people with diabetes who are unaware of their disease status as well as reduce the risk of diabetes among vulnerable populations. He has focused on developing intervention packages that blend community and technology-based approaches that are designed to optimize program effectiveness and enhance programmatic sustainability. Dr. DiClemente is the author of ten CDC-defined, evidence-based interventions for adolescents and young African-American women and men. He is the author of more than 540 peer-review publications, 150 book chapters, and 21 books. He serves as a member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
3/20/201931 minutes, 30 seconds
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EP45 Bioethics Club with Sarah Rezendes and Elise Blegen

Please join us as we talk about the Bioethics Club with its co-presidents Sarah Rezendes and Elise Blegen. Bioethics @ NYU is an undergraduate student-run organization that promotes interest in bioethics outside the classroom. The club is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all of NYU’s colleges and schools. Through facilitated discussion and debate, guest lectures, film screenings, and special events, students are encouraged to consider the multitude of bioethical issues facing our world today. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
3/15/201925 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP44 Building a Path to a Food Secure Future with City Harvest

Join us as we learn more about NYC’s largest food rescue organization: City Harvest. In this episode we talk with Trenia Parham, City Harvest’s Director of Food Access, who explains the organization’s mission as well as the activities they do in order to help communities with limited access to food supply. GPH has teamed up with City Harvest as part of the new Change the Imbalance Initiative which aims to encourage students, faculty, and staff to build upon research and advocacy by engaging directly with our community through volunteering time or donations. Hence forth, our college will be supplementing major events with opportunities to give back, learn, and raise awareness of various public health issues. For the initiative’s premier event GPH, in partnership with City Harvest, will build and distribute snack packs filled with nutritious goodies to children throughout NYC. This event will not only serve to feed those in need but to also raise awareness about the continuous presence of food insecurity in our city. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/27/201916 minutes
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EP43 Live from the 2019 NYC Epidemiology Forum [Part 2]

This is part 2 of a special live edition of the I AM GPH podcast. In this episode, we get to hear from a variety of researchers who presented their work at the 6th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum held at the NYU School of Law. This annual event provides a forum for students and epidemiologists working in the New York City area to network, present their work and discuss opportunities for future collaborations. We learned about environmental pollution, the stigma of violence, sexual health, health data and analytics, cardiovascular disease and so much more. So please enjoy this wide ranging selection of short interviews from the 6th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum. Special thanks to Akhgar Ghassabian, Michael Megafu, Diana Klatt, Mostafijur Rahman and Spriha Gogia. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/25/201927 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP42 Live from the 2019 NYC Epidemiology Forum [Part 1]

This is part 1 of a special live edition of the I AM GPH podcast. In this episode, we get to hear from a variety of researchers who presented their work at the 6th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum held at the NYU School of Law. This annual event provides a forum for students and epidemiologists working in the New York City area to network, present their work and discuss opportunities for future collaborations. We learned about environmental pollution, the stigma of violence, sexual health, health data and analytics, cardiovascular disease and so much more. So please enjoy this wide ranging selection of short interviews from the 6th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum. Special thanks to Jimmy Akrivos, Maria Mayengo, Ariadna Capasso and Simon Sandh. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
2/25/201923 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP41 Gearing Up with the Community Preparedness + Response (CPR) Club

In today’s episode we learn more about the Community Preparedness + Response also known as (CPR) club. The mission of CPR is to serve as a platform for students to learn about emerging topics in disaster preparedness and response, advance their professional interests in the field, and gain specific emergency response and management skills. Our guests are co-presidents and co-founders of CPR Ramon Alvarez and Sofia Rivera as well as Partnerships chair and founding member Angeline Pierre. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
2/21/201921 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP40 Pre-emption in Public Health with Jennifer Pomeranz

Did you know state legislators across the political spectrum are increasingly supporting pre-emption of policies intended to improve community health and address social and economic disparities? In this episode we speak with Jennifer Pomeranz, Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Management, about the role of pre-emption in Public Health and its potential consequences. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
2/13/201915 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP39 OneWorld Health Internship in Uganda with Dr. Elizabeth Discolo, Sarah Bender and Felicity Duran

In this episode, we speak with OneWorld Health’s (OWH) Medical Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Discolo, as well as NYU students Sarah Bender and Felicity Duran who completed their summer internship with OWH in Uganda. The students discuss their time as part of OWH’s medical outreach team and the research they conducted to create hypertension treatment protocols for a clinic at the Masindi-Kitara Medical Center. They also discussed how they plan to continue to work to create change in underserved communities locally and abroad. To learn more about internships with OWH, please contact Jason Arnold, Director of Global Health Programs & Special Projects, at [email protected] and visit OneWorld Health’s website: www.oneworldhealth.com. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
1/31/201925 minutes, 12 seconds
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EP38 Humanitarian Mapping with Youthmappers NYU

In this episode, we join NYU students Rodrigo Delatorre, Gina Gonzalez, Sasha Guttentag and Rachel Levy to learn about Youthmappers NYU. Founded in 2016 out of the mhealth lab, Youthmappers NYU is aimed at developing humanitarian efforts through coding and combing through raw data by undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from various schools, colleges and institutes at New York University. Youthmappers NYU is a part of the international Youthmappers organization, acting as an inaugural member of the USAID project. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
1/23/201913 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP37 Startup Life and Public Health with Hyder Waheed

After graduating from Stony Brook University, native New Yorker Hyder Waheed immersed himself in the healthcare operations industry. There, he got opportunities to work at a startup (Oscar Insurance) and now WebMD, learning the ins and outs of project management, execution and relationship building. Working in healthcare, he saw first hand how convoluted and broken the system is, and dedicated himself to moving the public health needle on a global scale. In this episode, we find out why he chose to pursue a Master of Public Health at NYU and how he balances life as a full-time professional and student. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/20/201825 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP36 iskwé - Improving the Health of Indigenous Communities Through Music

Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of iskwé’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. Her debut single “Nobody Knows,” produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series Between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Unafraid to challenge the convictions of her detractors by honoring her heritage, standing steadfast in her viewpoints, iskwé’s artistry knows no bounds. Blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics colored by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound, iskwé’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry. In this episode we learn more about the inspiration for her purposeful music and the important role music can play in the health of an entire community.  To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/7/201814 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP35 Urban Health and Governance with Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford

With extensive experience in medicine, international affairs, health policy, and public administration, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is an expert in urban health, healthy aging, disease prevention, and health promotion and health disparities. Since college, Dr. Boufford has integrated activism and social justice in her education and practice by advocating for patient-driven care and more engagement with the community and the underserved. In 1985, she became the first woman to be elected President of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest municipal system in the United States. She then entered federal government, serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for health in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she was the U.S. representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization. At NYU, Dr. Boufford has been a Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, as well as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the NYU Medical School. In this episode she will tell us more about Urban Health and Governance as well as advice to MPH students. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
12/5/201820 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP34 UNICEF Internship in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with Emily Holzman, Jessie Drescher, and Corbin Kappler

In this episode, we speak with Emily Holzman, Jessie Drescher, and Corbin Kappler who recently returned from their 6-week internship abroad in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with UNICEF. The MPH students describe their time working with Rohingya refugees, navigating the UN system in a humanitarian crisis, and their individual projects in nutrition, health, and communicating with communities. They also discuss how they have been inspired to continue doing this kind of work and hope other students will be, too. To learn more about internships with UNICEF, contact [email protected] and follow the NYU GPH Global Health Department on Instagram and Twitter @nyu_gh. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
11/28/201823 minutes, 35 seconds
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EP33 LGBTI Health, Queer Migration and Refugees with Michael B. Clark

In this episode we talk with Michael B. Clark, a current NYU GPH student completing his Master of Public Health degree. He is an international advocate and researcher on health and stigma. Additionally he was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship that led him to Kenya, where he researched queer refugee health while doing community organizing. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Refugee Coalition of East Africa (www.refugeecoalition.com), the only LGBTQI-led refugee organization in the region. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
11/15/201828 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP32 Exclusive Q&A with Mitch Zeller, Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

In this episode we got to sit down with the Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, for an exclusive Q&A session. Mr. Zeller recently participated in the event called "E-Cigarettes: The Tectonic Shift in Nicotine and Tobacco Consumption" hosted by the NYU College of Global Public Health. At the event, he was joined by other experts to discuss the role of e-cigarettes in ending the tobacco epidemic. In this interview with Mr. Zeller, we learned more about his early beginnings, how he stayed true to his cause of fighting the #1 preventable cause of death and some advice he would give to all young public health professionals looking to make a change in the world.  To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
11/1/201810 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP31 Oral Health as a Basic Human Right with Dr. Fabiola Milord

In this episode, NYU GPH Alumna Dr. Fabiola Milord shares with us her unconventional journey through Public Health, which began after she obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. Through international not-for-profit organizations she has taken part in more than fifty medical missions treating impoverished men, women and children with stunning levels of decay and bone loss in a myriad of countries. Inspired by her travels and the need to emphasize oral health as a basic human right, Dr. Milord completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at New York University’s College of Global Public Health. Dr. Milord currently serves as a full-time faculty member at New York University’s College of Dentistry and, in this episode, she gives students and graduates valuable advice about how to forge a path in Public Health. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.  
11/1/201829 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP30 Welcome to The Good Country with Simon Anholt and Madeline Hung

In this episode, we speak with Simon Anholt and Madeline Hung of the Good Country. The Good Country is a modern country for the 21st century without a physical location, meaning that it is a virtual nation. It opened for citizenship in September 2018 and is designed to help make the world work better. Simon and Madeline discuss the importance of global collaboration, how to tackle the issues of global governance and citizen participation, and offers advice to students on how to become an ambitious global citizen. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
10/3/201825 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP29 The Empower Lab with Anna Chessky and Nicole Acero

In this episode, we speak with Anna Chessky and Nicole Acero, Associate Directors of Research at the Empower Lab. They talk about the clinical research and advocacy work the lab does to further gender equity. We also find out more about how the Empower lab approaches issues of gender-based violence, sex trafficking, female genital cutting and other issues that mostly affect low-income women around the world. We uncover how sugar dating works, its implications and future research presentations. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
9/21/201828 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP28 Implementation Science Lab with Chisom Obiezu-Umeh & Milena Dalton

In this episode, we talk to two alumni of NYU GPH about their involvement with the implementation science lab as well as their experience as MPH students. They describe their work in different sub-saharan countries and how the skills they gained from their MPH experience have applied to a variety of projects in the lab. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
9/7/201823 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP27 The SocioConnect App with Semran Thamer

In this episode, we speak with Semran Thamer, a recent graduate of the NYU public health undergraduate program. We learn about his background as an Iraqi immigrant to the United States and the social needs of immigrant populations. He discusses his experiences through this lens and how it inspired him and a group of other NYU students to design a social services app called “SocioConnect” which helps low-income individuals connect to various social service needs. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/24/201820 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP26 The "Doing It NYC" App with Dr. Marybec Griffin

In this episode we speak with Dr. Marybec Griffin, who is one of the first Ph.D. students to graduate from NYU GPH. She talks about her journey through the Ph.D. program at NYU and how that shaped her research interests in LGBTQ sexual health and reproductive health. She also talks about an app she developed with the NYC Department of Health called "Doing It NYC" which connects individuals to sexual and reproductive health information, resources and services. Download the app for iOS devices here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doing-it-nyc/id1091670569?mt=8 Android device support is coming soon! To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
8/8/201828 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP25 Working with Incarcerated Individuals with Siddharth Raich

In this episode, we speak with Siddharth Raich who is a 2017 Master of Public Health alumnus of GPH from the Epidemiology track. He currently works as the Education and Research Director at the Center for Health Justice in Downtown Los Angeles, supervising health educators to teach topics on life skills, harm reduction, substance abuse, and anger management skills to incarcerated and recently released individuals. Siddharth also reflects on his time as a student at NYU and offers some advice to students interested in an MPH at NYU. To learn more about the NYU College of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
7/11/201825 minutes, 39 seconds