Public Health United

Public Health United

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Public Health United is a nonprofit corporation based in Maryland aiming to improve public health and science communication through podcasts, videos, and outreach. Our podcasts feature leaders in public health research, policy, and communication and address common misconceptions in science. Please check out our website for more details.

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Episódios

  •  #betterposter with Mike Morrison
    #betterposter with Mike Morrison
    Duração: 26min | 03/10/2019

    Mike Morrison is a current doctoral candidate in industrial- organization psychology at Michigan State University, where he has worked to reshape how we present posters at conferences. When speaking on how people interact with science, Mike Morrison explains that "information foraging says that when we pursue information, we go to a website, it seems like it's going to have the information we are looking for we pick through it a little bit and then when we determine its not going to give us that strong information sense, those berries, we just abandon it and go to another website.” Listen to our full podcast to learn more about #betterposter, and check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org/podcast.

  •  Episode 74: Translating Research to Policy with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen
    Episode 74: Translating Research to Policy with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen
    Duração: 29min | 14/09/2019

    Dr. Johannes Urpelainen is the Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins Kreiger School of Advanced International Studies, as well as, the Founder Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy. He is an author of books and peer-reviewed literature on energy policy, environmental governance, and global governance. He also aims to equip the next generation of leaders, through classes where instills in them analytical skills, as well as best practices in impactful international policy work. Dr. Urpelainen said that "We can always do more research on what is an optimal policy or an efficient policy or something like that, but in practice, policymakers face concrete decisions in a certain environment." Listen to the full podcast to learn more about translating research into effective policy. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org/podcast and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at PHUscicomm.

  •  Episode 73: Advancing Science Education with R3
    Episode 73: Advancing Science Education with R3
    Duração: 39min | 01/09/2019

    Dr. Gundula Bosh, Dr. Artuto Casadevall, and Brian Klaas are changing the way scientists learn with their R3 initiative. R3 is a Johns Hopkins graduate science initiative that stands for “rigor, responsibility and reproducibility” in scientific practice. Dr. Bosh says that “[ R3 teaches] a certain way of philosophical thinking about science in a very approachable and tangible manner. So that people also really know what to do with it. So it’s not just some abstract thinking, it’s really something that enables you and in the end what is philosophy? Philosophy is critical thinking.” Listen to the full podcast to learn about how R3 is advancing scientists education through teaching valuable skills such as science communication! Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org/podcast and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at PHUscicomm.

  •  Episode 72: Solar Powered Art with Alex Nathanson
    Episode 72: Solar Powered Art with Alex Nathanson
    Duração: 26min | 01/08/2019

    Alex Nathanson is spearheading an innovative approach to teaching communities about solar power, energy and aesthetics through Solar Powered Art. During this podcast, he explains how Solar Powered Art can be used in STEAM education, as well as, an equitable way to get people thinking about climate change solutions. Alex says that “to be able to address [ the different ways climate change will impact communities ] we need to be able to provide tools that are accessible for people to actually engage with resources and the experience of climate change in a local way.” Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at PHUscicomm.

  •  Episode 71: Communicating Climate Change with Astrid Caldas
    Episode 71: Communicating Climate Change with Astrid Caldas
    Duração: 34min | 11/07/2019

    Astrid Caldas is a climate change scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. During this podcast episode, she explains some of the best practices to get communities and politicians engaged and listening about climate change. In this episode, Astrid says that" [ We ] need to talk science in ways that speak to people, like about people's health, people's pocketbooks, people's core values, there's always something that will touch people." and check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm.

  • Episode 70: The Food Project with Michelle Suazo and Dominic Nell
    Episode 70: The Food Project with Michelle Suazo and Dominic Nell
    Duração: 31min | 05/06/2019

    The Food Project is a hub in South West Baltimore aimed to empower youth through opportunities to learn, eat nutritious food, and develop practical life skills. Michelle Suazo is the Executive Director for The Food Project, and Dominic Nell is a farmer and educator who runs BeMoreGreen, a STEM program based out of The Food Project. Dominic Nell in the interview said: "These little humans, are going to be larger human later, and out investment or non-investment in them is going to affect us in some way shape or form." Listen to the full podcast to learn more about all of the inspiring work, being done at the food project.

  • Episode 69: Mike Reese and Kelly Clark on Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching Science
    Episode 69: Mike Reese and Kelly Clark on Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching Science
    Duração: 40min | 08/02/2019

    Mike Reese is the Director of the Center for Educational Resources at Johns Hopkins University. Kelly Clark is the program manager for the Teaching Academy at Johns Hopkins University. Together they will explain some best practices and tips based on research in education to create classrooms with better learning outcomes. Mike in the interview said, “when you have students engaged in discussion and activities in class time, they tend to learn more and retain it longer.” Listen to the full podcast to learn more from Mike, Kelly, and Nina!

  • Episode 68: Naor Bar-Zeev on Vaccine Research and Science Philosophy
    Episode 68: Naor Bar-Zeev on Vaccine Research and Science Philosophy
    Duração: 28min | 31/01/2019

    Dr. Naor Bar-Zeev is a pediatric infectious disease physician and statistical epidemiologist, currently working at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a part of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC). Vaccines are now a hot button topic in the news with the recent rise in vaccine-preventable diseases, so this podcast comes at a perfect time for those interested in communicating science, and specifically vaccine science to others. Though vaccine creation is a highly technical field Dr. Naor Bar Zeev speaks to the interconnected roles of different fields, and perspectives that are critical in shaping both vaccine research and dissemination. Dr. Naor Bar Zeev in the podcast says “words are really powerful things and words can give life, and words can take away life.” Listen to the podcast for the full story between Dr. Naor Bar Zeev and Dr. Nina Martin.

  • Episode 67: Euan Adie on Altmetrics
    Episode 67: Euan Adie on Altmetric's
    Duração: 29min | 24/01/2019

    Euan Adie is a former genetics researcher with a passion for science communication. This interest in science communication lead Euan to previous roles as a project manager at Nature Publishing group, and later to Digital Science before he founded Altmetric in 2011. Altmetric is a data analytics company that works to reshape how scholars gain feedback and interact with the content they have created, going beyond just citations! Listen to Euan describe his career in science communication as well as the development of the field of Almetrics. For more information check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm

  • Episode 66: Mark O. Martin On Microbial PR
    Episode 66: Mark O. Martin On Microbial PR
    Duração: 52min | 29/07/2018

    Episode 66 with Dr. Mark O. Martin. Mark answers Nina's question: "If you were to give advice to a scientist whose main focus has not been teaching students, maybe they teach a course maybe they don’t, what would be your advice to them to improve engagement with students, and more broadly the public?" Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm.

  • Snippet Episode 66: Mark O. Martins Advice for Scientists
    Snippet Episode 66: Mark O. Martin's Advice for Scientists
    Duração: 04min | 29/07/2018

    Less than five minute clip from Episode 66 with Dr. Mark O. Martin. Mark answers Nina's question: "If you were to give advice to a scientist whose main focus has not been teaching students, maybe they teach a course maybe they don’t, what would be your advice to them to improve engagement with students, and more broadly the public?" Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm.

  • David Peters On Ebola Preparedness
    David Peters On Ebola Preparedness
    Duração: 36min | 15/05/2018

    "Everything starts with trust. If you are just starting to build trust during an outbreak, very difficult to accomplish anything." During times of [Ebola] outbreak, multiple public health players come together to fight off disease and save lives. But what happens when the community that you are trying to help revolts against the health officials? Dr. David Peters, Chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, recounts the last 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak and how community engagement, along with acceptance of aggressive fluid treatment, was key to ending this massive epidemic.  Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm.

  • Stanley Plotkin On History of Vaccines
    Stanley Plotkin On History of Vaccines
    Duração: 48min | 01/04/2018

    There are few individuals that I meet who I can say with 100% certainty have saved millions of lives through their rigorous scientific work. Dr. Stanley Plotkin is world renowned for his pioneering research and development of rubella vaccine, which is used almost exclusively around the world, including in the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) combined vaccine. In our latest episode, Dr. Plotkin reminisces about his contributions to vaccine development both in academic and industry, as well the fierce scientific competition between scientists to develop vaccines in the 20th century through today.  Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm.

  • Kyla Hayford On Improving Vaccine Coverage
    Kyla Hayford On Improving Vaccine Coverage
    Duração: 40min | 01/03/2018

    A recent national survey in Nigeria revealed that only 33 percent of children received all three doses of the pentavalent vaccine (which include vaccines for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, H. influenzae and Hepatitis B), well below the global World Health Organization goal of 90 percent. For comparison, the global average for children who have received all three doses is 85 percent. Kyla Hayford, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center who works on improving surveillance of the effectiveness of vaccines and how to improve coverage rates in countries like Nigeria. In this podcast, we talk about better tests for estimating the effectiveness of vaccination (i.e. serological surveillance), the causes of lower coverage rates in Nigeria, and how to translate research into interpretable and useable material for policymakers. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUscicomm and drscicomm.

  • Travis Rieder On Bioethics
    Travis Rieder On Bioethics
    Duração: 43min | 22/02/2018

    When I was at the bench doing science experiments, bioethics tended to be an afterthought for me; in public health--which is basically deciding for communities how to best promote well-being--bioethics is (or should be) at the core. Dr. Travis Rieder, our latest podcast guest, is a bioethicist at the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and emphasizes that we should not be making public health policy without bringing in ethical and moral discussions. Using abortion as an example, Nina and Travis discuss how we can move policy and discussions forward in a respectful way in our deeply pluralistic Democracy and society, which tend to oversimplify public health issues into black and white camps that demonize the other viewpoint. We as a society need to move past these debates to find common ground so we can move forward and make progress. What's the common ground? Listen to find out! Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PH

  • John Durant On Public Understanding of Science
    John Durant On Public Understanding of Science
    Duração: 53min | 25/01/2018

    Although some listeners may be new to thinking about science communication, it's not at all a new field. Our latest podcast guest, Dr. John Durant, puts current science engagement practices in its historical context. John has been involved in science communication science the 1980's and is an expert in formulating and measuring best practices for science communication as Director of the MIT Museum in Boston. He has led the charge on many science engagement practices, including founding the International Science Festival Alliance and being the founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed publication, "Public Understand of Science". Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Saad Omer On Translating Vaccine Science Into Policy
    Saad Omer On Translating Vaccine Science Into Policy
    Duração: 40min | 15/01/2018

    Translating science into policy is challenging, especially when it has to do with vaccinating pregnant women and other vulnerable populations. Our 60th podcast features Dr. Saad Omer (MBBS, PhD, MPH), vaccinologist at Emory University, who is also involved in several working groups to translate vaccine science into evidence-based policy at the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, The World Health Organization, and at the Pan American Health Organization. While Saad has a large research portfolio, he is most known for his trials to estimate efficacy and immunogenicity of maternal and/or infant influenza, pertussis, polio, measles and pneumococcal vaccines. In 2009, he was awarded the Maurice Hilleman award in vaccinology by the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases on his work on impact of maternal influenza immunization on respiratory illness in infants younger than 6 months- for whom there is no vaccine. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Faceb

  • Leah Pagnozzi On Science Advocacy and Take A Politician To Lab Program
    Leah Pagnozzi On Science Advocacy and 'Take A Politician To Lab' Program
    Duração: 36min | 08/01/2018

    Science advocacy has been in the news a lot these past two years, but many are still wondering what's the best way to make an impact. I've been learning over the last several podcasts that the way to improve science engagement, acceptance, funding, and policy is to include the public in science and to get them to think of science as an important part of their life. Leah Pagnozzi, Bioengineering PhD Candidate at Cornell University, is doing just this with her 'Take A Politician To Work' Program. Leah gives politicians first hand experiences of how science is done, how cool science is, and how many different kinds of science there are by organizing lab tours to politicians. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink -- Leah would love for this science advocacy program to be spread to other campuses or institutions; get in touch with us at nina@publichealthunited.org if you'd like to be connected. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Tom Inglesby On Health Security
    Tom Inglesby On Health Security
    Duração: 37min | 30/12/2017

    Is the world prepared for the next global health threat? In our latest podcast, Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security shares with us how the Center is helping the world prepare for health threats, both natural and manmade, with evidence based policy. Originally created by D.A. Henderson, well known for his Smallpox Eradication Campaign, the Center started in the late 90's/early 2000's to research, create and influence evidence-based policy in face of of major health threats like anthrax, SARS, and bird flu. Nina had tons of questions about how to know if policies made by the government are evidence-based or if they are pure fear-mongering (she in particular recalls all of the questions around the Ebola quarantines in 2014 and 2015). Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Mary Carol Jennings On Accelerating Vaccine Access
    Mary Carol Jennings On Accelerating Vaccine Access
    Duração: 47min | 20/12/2017

    How does Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) help speed up equitable access to life saving vaccines like rotavirus or HPV vaccines? Mary Carol Jennings, MD, on top of being drawn to community medicine, has always felt a calling for advocacy and bringing positive change to her surroundings. Even through her rigorous medical training, she made time for helping others at all stages of her career. At IVAC, Mary Carol is lead on two projects: RAVIN, an accelerator project for equitable access to rotavirus vaccine, and developing a new project on HPV vaccine access and advocacy. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Daniel Glaser On Science Gallery London
    Daniel Glaser On Science Gallery London
    Duração: 44min | 14/12/2017

    “As you may refer to a Dickens novel or a piece of artwork to help contextualize a cultural or lifestyle issue, so you could also bring your science to bear. When you’re looking at the world as a round, you probably want to bring in a scientific perspective, even if you’re not a scientist because that is how the world is.” Dan Glaser is all about crossovers. He is a neuroscientist and co-Director of Science Gallery London, located at King’s College London, where the main message is that art and science are intricately linked. Science Gallery is a space and project that was started in Dublin, Ireland and aims to make science a cultural event that targets 15-25 year olds from neighborhoods that wouldn’t typically be included in science or art campaigns. The exhibits are a testament to social justice and are co-created with the target audience, getting input from 15-25 year olds in the neighborhoods from before the topic is even chosen. Dan also writes a weekly column in The Observer where he gives current event

  • John Jackson On Londons Natural History Museum
    John Jackson On London's Natural History Museum
    Duração: 45min | 10/12/2017

    Six years ago, I was dating someone living in London. While he was at work, I would troll around London by myself and was pulled many times back to London's Natural History Museum (NMH), in particular to The Darwin Center and their very interactive exhibit. The NHM is much more than a museum: it is home to over 300 scientists who are publishing 700+ publications a year on the solar system, earth's geology and life, biodiversity, and sustainability. It also houses over 80 million specimens that span 4.5 billion years! Out latest podcast features John Jackson, Head of Science Communication and Policy at NHM. In the 1990's, NHM changed the way they approached the museum's exhibitions. Traditionally, scientists would take something that they were working on behind closed doors, put it in a display case and then go back to the lab. The major goal has now shifted to include the public in the process of science and to shape both research and exhibits with public engagement in mind. I'm still thinking about The

  • Katherine Mathieson On The British Science Association
    Katherine Mathieson On The British Science Association
    Duração: 37min | 04/12/2017

    I'm in London for work! And I snuck in two podcasts in my favorite neighborhood of museums and science spaces in Kensington. First of three was at the British Science Association with Chief Executive Katherine Mathieson. Too often the public feels very distant from science and the scientific process; the BSA is changing that by changing people's perceptions of science and making it into a fun, cultural process. They have many public engagement programs on, and one of my favorites is the British Science Festival. Listen to find out more! Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • IHMEs Bill Heisel On Global Engagement
    IHME's Bill Heisel On Global Engagement
    Duração: 42min | 29/11/2017

    Who's doing a great job of collecting health data and translating it into engaging public health multimedia? For many in global health, the clear leader is the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Indeed, on my first day at work at IVAC, everyone was throwing around the IHME acronym around like it was PBnJ and definitely a lol moment if you didn't know what it stood for. Our latest podcast features Bill Heisel, Director of Global Engagement at IHME and a must know for all public health lovers. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Kate OBrien On Vaccines and Social Justice
    Kate O'Brien On Vaccines and Social Justice
    Duração: 45min | 22/11/2017

    This week, Nina is joined by Advocacy and Communications Specialist Swati Sudarsan as they interview Kate O’Brien, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC). Did you know vaccines are a tool for social justice? Kate looks beyond efficacy to share the economic, biologic, social, and political benefits that vaccines have to offer. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Peter Hotez on Vaccine Hesitancy
    Peter Hotez on Vaccine Hesitancy
    Duração: 33min | 20/11/2017

    Dr. Peter Hotez, scientist and founding dean at the National School of Tropical Medicine, felt a calling to science and vaccine advocacy after the birth of his autistic daughter. On our latest podcast, Nina speaks with Dr. Hotez on vaccine hesitancy, the flip side of our last podcast on vaccine confidence. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson on The Vaccine Confidence Project
    Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson on The Vaccine Confidence Project
    Duração: 36min | 07/10/2017

    We had a transatlantic, bi-coastal three way Skype podcast last month with researchers Drs. Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson who co-direct the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Heidi and Pauline are globally respected and known for this unique, extensive, and broad research into understanding how we can boost the global community's confidence in vaccines. A large piece of their work is profiling conversations from around the world and to pinpoint factors that lead to confidence or not. The other side of this coin is the term 'vaccine hesitancy' that describes why people do not feel confident in vaccines (a person can still vaccinate their child, but still be vaccine hesitant). Please note. Most of this podcast has good audio quality, however, due to the Skype connection, had a few moments of poor connectivity. The PHU wizards did their best to provide the best quality, please be patient as we continue to improve our Skype recording process.Check out our show li

  • Laurie Garrett On Outbreaks and Science Journalism
    Laurie Garrett On Outbreaks and Science Journalism
    Duração: 36min | 01/02/2017

    Our latest podcast guest, Laurie Garrett, is an award winning science journalist (she has won all three major journalism awards: the Peabody, the Pulitzer, and the Polk) and a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. I first heard about Laurie back in 2000 when I read her book, "The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance." Among many accomplishments, she's well known for chronicling the Ebola outbreak both in the 90's and more recently. In this episode, Laurie tells us some of her stories from the frontline of outbreak science journalism and some challenges she sees for the global community in preparing for the next pandemic. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Monica Mugnier On Talking Parasites
    Monica Mugnier On Talking Parasites
    Duração: 48min | 15/01/2017

    Our latest guest is also the latest faculty addition to the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Monica Mugnier (big news: Monica won an 2016 NIH Early Independence Award which allowed her to skip the tradtional postdoctoral fellowship and become faculty right after completing her PhD work). Monica studies a kind of parasite, called a tropanosome, that causes the disease African Sleeping Sickness. They are very difficult to control for a vaiety of reasons, one of them being the focus of her work (and some very cool science) on how they can rapidly change their coats to avoid detection by our immune system (aka antigenic variation). Monica finds these parasites so cool to study because they break all of the rules (read: they don’t follow any of the classic biology rules that she learned in class). Lots of mystery and discovery! Monica and I have a great conversation on how to make a great science presentation (and how difficult it can be to strike th

  • Dean Mike Klag On The Power of Public Health
    Dean Mike Klag On The Power of Public Health
    Duração: 38min | 08/01/2017

    Our latest guest, Dean Mike Klag, has served at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for the past decade and has worked to keep the School at the forefront of both international and community health. Dean Klag describes the roots of our school, the largest and oldest school of public health and how, owing to its biomedical roots, it is unique in that it hosts three basic science departments as well as more classic public health fields like international health, epidemiology, policy, biotstats, and mental health. We also learn about how he got into public health and his major goals and accomplishments as dean. Dean Klag will be stepping down in June 2017. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Rush Holt On Science and Politics
    Rush Holt On Science and Politics
    Duração: 24min | 29/12/2016

    From his earliest days, Dr. Rush Holt has been interested in "how the world works (that's science) and how people get along (that's politics)." There are few who want to do both. Rush is one of the rare scientists who has served in Congress and has integrated 'science and society' into everything he's done. Hear about what it was like to be a scientist in Congress and how scientists should be communicating. Rush is currently the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and was the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 12 congressional district from 1999 to 2015. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • New York Academy of Sciences President Ellis Rubinstein
    New York Academy of Sciences President Ellis Rubinstein
    Duração: 53min | 27/12/2016

    Ellis Rubinstein always knew that he wanted to combine his seemingly distinct passions for reporting news and science. Before stepping into his current role as New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)' President, he served as Editor of Science Magazine, the scientific journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In our latest podcast, he discusses how important it is for young scientists to be involved in AAAS and NYAS, and to not limit membership and activism to just those in their later careers as some other scientific societies do. Under his watch, the NYAS has the highest number of young scientists (including graduate and more junior students), thanks to the tremendous amount of work Ellis has done to promote career development, networking, and mentoring opportunities. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Emily Fisher and Arvin Saleh On Improving Science Education
    Emily Fisher and Arvin Saleh On Improving Science Education
    Duração: 52min | 20/12/2016

    Nina teams up with her Communicating Science student, Arvin Saleh, and his advisor Dr. Emily Fisher to talk about the wave that's hitting undergraduate campus with the aim of improving science education and the way students learn. The latest methods employ active learning--strategies that put learning in the hands of the student. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Meghan Moran on Persuasive Communication
    Meghan Moran on Persuasive Communication
    Duração: 01h02min | 14/12/2016

    Our latest guest, Dr. Meghan Moran, researches how the tobacco industry uses persuasive messaging on youths and teens--and how public health policy makers can use that knowledge to implement prevention campaigns. She also uses her expertise in persuasive communication to analyze why people are swayed by anti-vaccine messaging, and that it is not for the reasons we typically consider! Meghan is an Assistant Professor in Health, Behavior and Society Department at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Lois Privor-Dumm On Vaccine Advocacy and Policy Communication
    Lois Privor-Dumm On Vaccine Advocacy and Policy Communication
    Duração: 56min | 07/12/2016

    Nina gets to do her favorite thing on the latest episode: talk about vaccines! Nina is back over at the International Vaccine Access Center with Director of Policy and Advocacy Communications Lois Privor-Dumm. Lois has been working on vaccine advocacy to bring life saving vaccines (like the one to prevent meningitis) to countries all over the world. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Tom Quinn On HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Global Health
    Tom Quinn On HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Global Health
    Duração: 56min | 30/11/2016

    Special World Aids Day podcast! Our latest guest, Dr. Tom Quinn, was one of the first doctors working on HIV/AIDS here in the US in 1981 and still in the frontlines of combatting this global epidemic as Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Associate Director for International Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, and a consultant at a long list of places like The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), World Health Organization (WHO). Truly a champion for public health. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

  • Andrea Gielen On Injury Prevention and Politics
    Andrea Gielen On Injury Prevention and Politics
    Duração: 51min | 16/11/2016

    For people my own age, let's loosely say somewhere in your 30's, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the United States! In fact, one person is dying every three minutes from injury...And it's thought to cost us around $671 billion per year! Dr. Andrea Gielen is Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins and a very passionate person in general about getting the message out about how much injury is costing us each year--and all the many things we can do to help. The Center is also working on how to translate injury research into policy, and has many unique approaches worth hearing about. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Jenny Carlson on GMO Politics
    Jenny Carlson on GMO Politics
    Duração: 51min | 14/11/2016

    Continuing on with the science communication and politics theme, Nina chats with Dr. Jenny Carlson, medical entomologist, about her trip down to Florida last summer to talk to citizens about the benefits of releasing genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to combat mosquito borne diseases like Zika and Dengue. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • On Bullsh*t...aka Science Policy of the Presidential Candidates
    On Bullsh*t...aka Science Policy of the Presidential Candidates
    Duração: 53min | 31/10/2016

    Happy Halloween! Four scientists get together on Halloween to talk about a spooky topic: the science views of the presidential candidates! The science communication show Public Health United welcomes Dr. Bill Moss (see our previous podcast together), Dr. Katherine Fenstermacher (Hopkins), and Kenny Shatzkes (Rutgers, Eagleton Fellow) to talk about their frustration while watching the debates, the lessons they've learned in communicating science and policy, and how scientists and policymakers need to collaborate and reach compromises to form better science policies. I cannot even count the number of laughs we all have together. Truly a fun and informative episode on science policy during this election season! FYI, the title of this special edition podcast is based on Harry Frankfurt's NYT best selling book, "On Bullshit" which details the difference between liars and bullshitters...listen to hear what the difference is and how destructive the latter can be! Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.or

  • Leigh Frame-Peterson On Vitamin D and Bariatric Surgery
    Leigh Frame-Peterson On Vitamin D and Bariatric Surgery
    Duração: 48min | 28/10/2016

    We often hear about Vitamin D with words like sunshine and milk, but it may be a mystery as to how it works and what the best sources are in your diet. On the latest episode of the science communication show Public Health United, Nina chats with Johns Hopkins Vitamin D researcher Dr. Leigh Frame-Peterson on the importance of this essential nutrient, especially after bariatric surgery when your body is trying to repair itself. In case you didn't know (like Nina), bariatric surgery is surgery on the gastrointestinal tract in order to aid weight loss. There is a ton of misinformation on this--Leigh busts many of the myths out there and educates us on the public health importance of this tool to fight obesity and diabetes. On top of being very passionate about her work, she is also an active Twitter user and gave Nina some excellent tips on how to improve her Twitter engagement consistency. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook. Leigh can be fou

  • Dean Mike Ward On Fitness and Ninas Comeback
    Dean Mike Ward On Fitness and Nina's Comeback
    Duração: 59min | 21/10/2016

    Nina welcomes Dean Mike Ward on our latest podcast. Mike is the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Nina and Mike share a love of fitness and have a fantastic time discussing fitness plans, keeping motivated over the longerm, and how to start getting fit again after illness (or any long break). Mike is also a certified personal trainer and can be found on twitter at mwfitconsult. Listen in to learn more about Nina's Comeback...Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • David Dowdy On Tuberculosis, Scicomm, and Mentoring
    David Dowdy On Tuberculosis, Scicomm, and Mentoring
    Duração: 43min | 14/10/2016

    Although it doesn’t get as much attention as malaria and HIV, over 4,000 people die every day from tuberculosis (TB) according to the World Health Oganization. Our latest podcast guest, Dr. David Dowdy, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, does cool and important, highly interdisciplinery research that combines medicine, infectious disease episdemiology, and health economics to combat TB. And to coodinate those diverse fields, he of course is a science communication superstar! We talk TB, scicomm, and mentoring. Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Bryan Piazza On Protecting Our Water With Science and Scicomm
    Bryan Piazza On Protecting Our Water With Science and Scicomm
    Duração: 01h12min | 06/10/2016

    Do you feel a sense of urgency about all of these extreme weather events and their impact on our coastal systems (and hence us)? You should! Our latest guest, Dr. Bryan Piazza, tells us about the heartbreaking flooding in Louisiana that he's witnessed and what The Nature Conservancy has been doing about it. Bryan is director of freshwater and marine science at The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana and works on protecting our water and coasts with science, science communication, and policy. Bryan is basically the one stop shop for all of your problem solving needs! Nina and Bryan met at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Bootcamp and share of love of using science to help others. Please check out our website for show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Kris Lehnhardt On Medicine in Space
    Kris Lehnhardt On Medicine in Space
    Duração: 26min | 26/09/2016

    "My people were out there, I just hadn't found them yet." Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, our latest podcast guest, is currently applying to be one of two new astronauts accepted into the Canadian Space Association (Canada's NASA) out of thousands of applicants. Kris, besides being amazingly passionate about space, is a pioneer in the field of Space medicine (think Beverly Crusher or Leonard "Bones" McCoy). Nina and Kris discuss how a growing group of doctors are finding their own path to serve patients where they are needed most in the missions to explore farther and farther into space. Get inspired with Nina.Please check out our website for show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Ed Yong on Science Writing aka The Eds Up Podcast Edition!
    Ed Yong on Science Writing aka 'The Ed's Up' Podcast Edition!
    Duração: 26min | 26/09/2016

    On our most recent episode of Public Health United, Nina chats with Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic and New York Times best selling author of: "I contain multitude's: the microbes within us and a grander view of Life." Tune in to hear about this wonderful storytelling of the microbiome, the role of journalists in communicating science, and insights into what science writing is all about. Ed also gives us some helpful tips on how to identify reliable sources of science info. Please check out our website for show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Marie Diener-West: Dont Fear the Stats!
    Marie Diener-West: Don't Fear the Stats!
    Duração: 57min | 19/09/2016

    Statistics is often misunderstood, according to our latest podcast guest Dr. Marie Diener-West, and is an extremely powerful tool--when used and interpreted correctly. Learn about the three biostatistics concepts that we all should know, but often don't, as Marie discusses how stats are presented in science news and answers all of the stats questions Nina has while doing her lab research. Marie is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with dual appointments in Biostatistics and Ophthalmology. She is also the director of the Masters of Public Health Program at JHSPH and has won numerous awards for her teaching and mentoring skills. Please check out our website for show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • How to spot good sources of science news, H7N9, and West Nile Virus
    How to spot good sources of science news, H7N9, and West Nile Virus
    Duração: 41min | 14/09/2016

    Nick, Nina, and guest Stephanie Porter discuss where they go for sources of information about science and health, the recent outbreak of avian influenza H7N9, West Nile Virus, and the One Health Initiative.

  • Bill Moss: Global Disease Epidemiologist
    Bill Moss: Global Disease Epidemiologist
    Duração: 53min | 12/09/2016

    We travel across the globe (metaphorically speaking) to learn about HIV, malaria, and measles in our latest podcast with Bill Moss, epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins. Bill tells us about his most captivating and proud moments in his research (and medical) career spanning over Zambia, Baltimore, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India and New York City. Learn about the work that ultimately lead to policy changes by the WHO based on his co-infection model of HIV and measles. Please check out our website for show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Beth Linas, PhD: AAAS Science Policy Fellow
    Beth Linas, PhD: AAAS Science Policy Fellow
    Duração: 53min | 06/09/2016

    Dr. Beth Linas, former epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins, tells us about her highly coveted AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation. These fellowships--open to anyone with a science PhD, at any level of their career, place scientists in a wide range of policy institutions, thereby fostering closer relationships between science and policy. AAAS stands for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Please check out our website for show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Nick Wohlgemuth: Get it, OFF! Part 2
    Nick Wohlgemuth: Get it, OFF! Part 2
    Duração: 24min | 31/08/2016

    In this second part of a two part episode, Nina and guest Nick Wohlgemuth discuss common misperceptions about Lyme Disease, including testing, chronic lyme disease, treatment, and antibiotics. Check www.publichealthunited.org for related episode links. Please follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Nick Wohlgemuth: Get it, OFF! Part 1
    Nick Wohlgemuth: Get it, OFF! Part 1
    Duração: 24min | 31/08/2016

    In this first part of a two part episode, Nina and guest Nick Wohlgemuth discuss everything you should know about Lyme Disease: symptoms, prevalence, and prevention tips. If you live in the suburbs and or like to go hiking alot, this episode is for you! Check www.publichealthunited.org for related episode links. Please follow us on Twitter (PHUpodcast) and Facebook.

  • Rada Cordero: Got Melanin?
    Rada Cordero: Got Melanin?
    Duração: 54min | 29/08/2016

    In the latest episode of the science communication show Public Health United, Nina and guest Dr. Rada Cordero discuss how difficult it can be for scientists to express the importance of their work, especially when it isn't easily definable, at first glance, in terms of health importance. We also learn about Rada's work in the lab of Dr. Arturo Casadevall at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on how melanin-a molecule found in many different forms of life-protects organisms that live in extreme environments like in the poles or even in radioactive sites like Chernobyl. This work on melanin is particularly exciting as scientists like Rada are trying to figure out how to use the unique properties of melanin in many different biophysical applications like detecting life on other planets, biosensors, and living in extreme conditions i.e. Mars or Chernobyl. Rada's passion for working at the intersection of biology and physics is clear in our latest episide. Check www.publichealthunited.org for related episode li

  • Alain Labrique and the Global mHealth Initiative
    Alain Labrique and the Global mHealth Initiative
    Duração: 56min | 22/08/2016

    Did you know that more people in the world have access to cell phones than toilets?? This startling fact shows even in the remotest parts of the world, the possession of a cell phone is becoming common place. In our latest episode, Nina interviews Dr. Alain Labrique, Director of the Global mHealth Inititive (GMI) at Johns Hopkins University and infectious disease epidemiologist. With the knowledge that so many people worldwide have access to mobile phones, the GMI has been collaborating around the globe to integrate this technology into healthcare practices to, for example, better connect patients in remote locations to medical services and reminders. We also discuss his recently published study on the use of social media in public health research...Be sure to listen to Alain's great advice for scientists who want to get involved in Twitter and other social media platforms, but are not sure where to start (and may be a little nervous to get involved in online discussions). Check www.publichealthunited.org for

  • Conor McMeniman On Combating Zika With Mosquito Biology and Science Communication
    Conor McMeniman On Combating Zika With Mosquito Biology and Science Communication
    Duração: 01h03min | 15/08/2016

    Public Health United is the podcast all about improving science and public health communication. In our latest episode, Nina interviews Dr. Conor McMeniman (Johns Hopkins) who has made the news alot recently because he won a challenge grant from the United States Agency for International Development to tackle the Zika virus outbreak by discovering novel ways to prevent, detect and treat Zika and future infectious disease outbreaks. We discuss his grant proposal that won this prestigious award, the field work in Australia in the lab of Scott O'Neill that got him involved in mosquito research, and his thoughts on science communication and how scientists need to be involved in community engagement so that our interventions will be accepted, trusted and implemented. Please check our show page for related links at www.publichealthunited.org

  • Women In Science with Kathy Spindler
    Women In Science with Kathy Spindler
    Duração: 39min | 13/08/2016

    Despite growing numbers of women in STEM, there still remains a gap between female versus male scientists in terms of pay, grants, publications, and high level positions. Nina and guest Kathy Splinder (virologist from University of Michigan and co host of This Week In Virology) discuss the current state of women in science, mentors, and science communication in Public Health United's latest podcast episode. Please visit www.publichealthunited.org for show links.

  • Geoff Steeves On Sciencing The Sh!t Out of Space Travel
    Geoff Steeves On Sciencing The Sh!t Out of Space Travel
    Duração: 54min | 08/07/2016

    In our latest podcast, Nina chats with Dr. Geoff Steeves, Professor of Physics at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada and Outreach Coordinator for the Planetary Society’s new Victoria branch. Nina and Geoff met at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Bootcamp last month where Nina was struck with his passion for space travel and deep knowledge of Mars, space innovations, and the imapcts of space exporlatation on public health. Count how many times Nina says “wow” in this captivating episode on the recent innovations in space exploration, the potential for humans to sustainably live in space, and the recent images of Jupiter from the June spacecraft. Visit www.publichealthunited.org to learn more about this episode including helpful links.

  • Vincent Munster: Frontline Global Health Scientist
    Vincent Munster: Frontline Global Health Scientist
    Duração: 54min | 25/06/2016

    Learn what it's like to be a scientist on the frontlines of viral outbreaks like Ebola and MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) with our guest Dr. Vincent Munster, Chief, Virus Ecology Unit at Rocky Mountain Labs at the National Institutes of Health. Vincent shares his story on what it was like to be a scientist in Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak and his cutting edge work on MERS. Truly an inspirational scientist who's focusing on improving global health! Also joining us is our friend and colleague, University of Pennsylvania PhD Candidate Steve Goldstein. Visit www.publichealthunited.org to learn more about this episode including helpful links.

  • PHU Charity Event to Benefit Moveable Feast: Interview with CEO Tom Bonderenko
    PHU Charity Event to Benefit Moveable Feast: Interview with CEO Tom Bonderenko
    Duração: 27min | 24/11/2015

    PHU is throwing a charity event on December 5 to benefit Moveable Feast, a Baltimore non-profit that provides free meals and nutritional counseling to people with HIV. Baltimore is number 3 in the nation for incidences of HIV infection and CEO Tom Bonderenko tells us about how Moveable Feast has been helping in the fight against AIDS since 1989. For more information on our charity event and our GoFundMe to benefit Moveable Feast, please visit www.publichealthunited.org/charity-events/

  • Ralph Cicerone: top three things everyone should know about climate science
    Ralph Cicerone: top three things everyone should know about climate science
    Duração: 47min | 24/11/2015

    One of the most confusing and politically charged topics, climate science remains a mystery to most. National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone tells us about his interesting path to the NAS (including a congressional hearing) and the concepts he wishes everyone understood about climate science. Check out www.publichealthunited.org for show links.

  • Steve Goldstein, MERS, and the American Society For Virology
    Steve Goldstein, MERS, and the American Society For Virology
    Duração: 46min | 18/07/2015

    Nina and former Hopkins colleague Steve Goldstein, now a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, meet at the American Society for Virology (ASV) conference in London, Ontario, Canada. Steve and Nina talk about ASV, the MERS outbreak and the larger coronavirus community, and how to build your Twitter following. Steve also tells us about his non-traditional path into studying virology.

  • Arturo Casadevall On Improving Science
    Arturo Casadevall On Improving Science
    Duração: 41min | 02/07/2015

    Science is in crisis from external and internal forces. Poor PhD curriculum and science communication with the public are in dire need of improvement according to our latest podcast guest, Dr. Arturo Casadevall. Dr. Casadevall recently became chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. We are thrilled to share with you this thought provoking interview on the current and future state of Science and Science Communication with Dr. Casadevall.

  • Paul Offit: Get In The Game with Vaccine Communication
    Paul Offit: Get In The Game with Vaccine Communication
    Duração: 46min | 01/07/2015

    In PHU's latest episode, Nina interviews Dr. Paul Offit, leader in vaccine communication and research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Offit is best known as the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine (vax against a diarrheal disease mostly impacting African infants) and as author of multiple books on vaccine education for the general public. His advice to Nina: "Get in the game and start communicating science to the public. You can only learn by doing." PHU is thrilled to share this insightful and humorous discussion on vaccine communication. Please check out www.publichealthunited.org for more articles and updates.

  • The Ins and Outs of Science Funding Part 2/2
    The Ins and Outs of Science Funding Part 2/2
    Duração: 24min | 23/02/2015

    In our latest two part episode, Nina and colleagues from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Kyle McLean and Dr. Beth Linas discuss science funding. In part 1, we give an overview of funding history and how politics can skew the facts about the importance of basic science funding. We also review how the grant application process works. In part 2, we continue the discussion about peer review, issues with the system, and possible long term solutions.

  • The Ins and Outs of Science Funding Part 1/2
    The Ins and Outs of Science Funding Part 1/2
    Duração: 31min | 23/02/2015

    In our latest two part episode, Nina and colleagues from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Kyle McLean and Dr. Beth Linas discuss science funding. In part 1, we give an overview of funding history and how politics can skew the facts about the importance of basic science funding. We also review how the grant application process works. In part 2, we continue the discussion about peer review, issues with the system, and possible long term solutions.

  • Ron Fouchier and Stories of Science Communication Gone Wrong
    Ron Fouchier and Stories of Science Communication Gone Wrong
    Duração: 01h10min | 24/06/2014

    Voted one of Time Magazine's "World's 100 Most Influential People of 2012", Dr. Ron Fouchier barely needs an introduction, especially if you follow flu news. Fouchier shares with us his side of the avian H5N1 flu research controversy that catalyzed a frenzy of (bad) science reporting in 2011-2013. What made this research so controversial? Did the press misrepresent Fouchier? What has he learned about science communication during this process? For these answers and more insights into how the American press failed us, check out this podcast and visit our website for related links at www.publichealthunited.org.

  • Daniel Webster On Reducing Gun Violence In America
    Daniel Webster On Reducing Gun Violence In America
    Duração: 30min | 06/06/2014

    Guns and gun policy can often be a source of heated debate. But how often are we basing these discussions on real facts and research? After a debate with friends, Nina realized that she had little factual knowledge on the subject and was basing claims on morals. anecdotes and political bias. Our latest episode features Dr. Daniel Webster, Director of the Center For Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Webster discusses how these conversations on whether guns should be banned or not are harming good gun policy progress and points out the kinds of research that have been most helpful in reducing gun violence. Yet another example of how bad communication can harm public health progress! Please check out www.publichealthunited.org for show links.

  • Kyle McLean on Importance of Basic Science and Its Communication
    Kyle McLean on Importance of Basic Science and Its Communication
    Duração: 43min | 29/05/2014

    Our latest guest, Kyle McLean, is a wealth of science knowledge and lore. In this episode, Kyle discusses the pitfalls of putting the majority of public funding into translational or applications-based research instead of basic science. Kyle also tells Nina's favorite story of science communication gone awry when poor communication of data led to the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger and all of its occupants. Kyle ends with explaining how we scientists need to put more thought into how we present our data and to better adapt our presentations to fit the audience. Please check out www.publichealthunited.org for show links and other interesting articles.

  • Gary Ketner and Barry Margulies: Communication issues in virology research
    Gary Ketner and Barry Margulies: Communication issues in virology research
    Duração: 01h08min | 17/03/2014

    How can we talk to the public about viruses, when it's difficult to even define what they are? Guest virology experts Drs. Gary Ketner (JHSPH) and Barry Margulies (Towson University) discuss the perils of communicating about virus research to the media, the worst virus miscommunication they've ever seen, and how we can make virology more accessible to the public.

  • Part 5/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Part 5/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Duração: 27min | 09/10/2013

    Our latest episode features guests from four different departments at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health who trace public health news stories from their scientific journal source to their flashy headlines in popular news media sources. An excellent discussion ensues on how the science communication went awry and what will clue readers in to false information. We finish the episode with HOTSPOT, when guests have to spontaneously define in layman’s terms an important public health term. Guests include PhD students: Ben Blumberg from Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Beth Linas from Epidemiology, Laysha Oslow from Mental Health, and Eric Simko from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Part 5 of 5: It's HOTSPOT time! Let's say your friend hears a piece of public health jargon on TV and asks you what it means. Can you explain it to them in layman's terms? Guests are put on the spot to define terms from a different public health discipline. The guests finish up the podcast with reflections on what they've le

  • Part 4/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Part 4/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Duração: 20min | 09/10/2013

    Our latest episode features guests from four different departments at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health who trace public health news stories from their scientific journal source to their flashy headlines in popular news media sources. An excellent discussion ensues on how the science communication went awry and what will clue readers in to false information. We finish the episode with HOTSPOT, when guests have to spontaneously define in layman’s terms an important public health term. Guests include PhD students: Ben Blumberg from Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Beth Linas from Epidemiology, Laysha Oslow from Mental Health, and Eric Simko from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Part 4 of 5: Laysha talks about the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) new policy on RDoC, how that has ignited public interested in the validity of psychiatric diagnoses in the DSM, and the research base for both of the things (both very limited)--and how that relates to access to care and civil rights/public per

  • Part 3/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Part 3/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Duração: 14min | 09/10/2013

    Our latest episode features guests from four different departments at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health who trace public health news stories from their scientific journal source to their flashy headlines in popular news media sources. An excellent discussion ensues on how the science communication went awry and what will clue readers in to false information. We finish the episode with HOTSPOT, when guests have to spontaneously define in layman’s terms an important public health term. Guests include PhD students: Ben Blumberg from Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Beth Linas from Epidemiology, Laysha Oslow from Mental Health, and Eric Simko from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Part 3 of 5: Eric shows us what NPR does right and wrong concerning the story, "Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans" which is based off a 'The Lancet' article.

  • Part 2/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Part 2/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Duração: 09min | 09/10/2013

    Our latest episode features guests from four different departments at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health who trace public health news stories from their scientific journal source to their flashy headlines in popular news media sources. An excellent discussion ensues on how the science communication went awry and what will clue readers in to false information. We finish the episode with HOTSPOT, when guests have to spontaneously define in layman’s terms an important public health term. Guests include PhD students: Ben Blumberg from Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Beth Linas from Epidemiology, Laysha Oslow from Mental Health, and Eric Simko from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Part 2 of 5: Ben picks apart a recent Fox News Story on how "Lobsters Can Make Us Live Forever" ... Total balderdash! Listen to this episode to find out where Fox goes completely wrong.

  • Part 1/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Part 1/5: Let Our Powers Combine! PhD Students From Different Fields Discuss PH Communication
    Duração: 31min | 09/10/2013

    Our latest episode features guests from four different departments at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health who trace public health news stories from their scientific journal source to their flashy headlines in popular news media sources. An excellent discussion ensues on how the science communication went awry and what will clue readers in to false information. We finish the episode with HOTSPOT, when guests have to spontaneously define in layman’s terms an important public health term. Guests include PhD students: Ben Blumberg from Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Beth Linas from Epidemiology, Laysha Oslow from Mental Health, and Eric Simko from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Part 1 of 5: Introduction + Beth's Article. After we introduce the guests and their fields, Beth traces how an article from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute is portrayed in the New York Times.

  • Diane Griffin, Awesome Woman In Science, Part 2
    Diane Griffin, Awesome Woman In Science, Part 2
    Duração: 34min | 18/08/2013

    In Part 2, Nina and Griffin have a great discussion on who should be responsible for science communication, including how parents and educators should keep science exciting and focused on questions, rather than pure memorization. Griffin also explores her role as Chair of MMI and the goals of the department --including what she hopes students learn from the program.

  • Diane Griffin, Awesome Woman In Science Part 1
    Diane Griffin, Awesome Woman In Science Part 1
    Duração: 32min | 18/08/2013

    Diane Griffin is Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences. In Part 1, Griffin explains how lucky opportunities brought her from a small liberal arts college in the rural Midwest to being an honored head of a very unique and interdisciplinary research department.

  •  Peter Agre: Nobels, Impersonations, and Talking Science on the Colbert Report
    Peter Agre: Nobels, Impersonations, and Talking Science on the Colbert Report
    Duração: 41min | 21/06/2013

    Nobels, Impersonations, and Talking Science on the Colbert Report: Interview 2 with Peter Agre, 2003 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Peter relives the day he won the Nobel followed by a discussion on mentors, the Colbert Report and talking religion/science with the public. Peter also gives Nina some valuable life advice at the end.

  • How to Analyze Science News. Part 3 of 3
    How to Analyze Science News. Part 3 of 3
    Duração: 59min | 21/06/2013

    Part 3 of 3. Guest Christine Santos and Nina talk about the malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01, the mixed results from the clinical trial data in Africa, and the future of malaria vaccines.

  • How to Analyze Science News. Part 2 of 3
    How to Analyze Science News. Part 2 of 3
    Duração: 21min | 31/05/2013

    Nina and guest Christine Santos discuss our latest article on the importance of mentors and communication within science departments, their role models, and thoughts on Expert Panel 2 regarding global malaria control programs and funding.

  • How to Analyze Science News Part 1 of 3
    How to Analyze Science News Part 1 of 3
    Duração: 22min | 31/05/2013

    Nick, Nina, and guest Christine Santos discuss what makes for great science writing and how scientists should talk about science with the public, using vaccines as an example.

  • Al Sommer s Adventures In Public Health
    Al Sommer 's Adventures In Public Health
    Duração: 01h08min | 21/05/2013

    Interview 1. Nina interviews Dr. Al Sommer, one of the great leaders in public health most known for discovering that Vitamin A supplementation can reduce childhood mortality. Dr. Sommer tells stories of his beginnings in public health, his non-traditional career path, dilemmas for puplic health during times of political unrest, and gives listeners great life advice. We plan to listen to the last 20 minutes of the podcast anytime we need motivation: Sommer is so inspirational! Check out our website for more background information www.publichealthunited.org.

  • Jim Webb, Clive Shiff, and Rhoel Dinglasan On Malaria, Safari Science, and Global Health Spending
    Jim Webb, Clive Shiff, and Rhoel Dinglasan On Malaria, Safari Science, and Global Health Spending
    Duração: 01h03min | 07/05/2013

    Expert Panel 2 recorded 3 May 2013. Guest experts Drs. Clive Shiff, Rhoel Dinglasan, and Jim Webb share diverse perspectives on why malaria is so hard to control.

  • Jim Webb and the Historical Epidemiology of African Malaria
    Jim Webb and the Historical Epidemiology of African Malaria
    Duração: 01h03min | 07/05/2013

    Dr. James L.A. Webb gave the Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute's Malaria Seminar on 03 May 2013. The title of his talk was The Historical Epidemiology of African Malaria 1945 to 1965. He is introduced by renowned malariologist Dr. Clive Shiff. Dr. Webb is Nina's former undergraduate advisor, mentor, and friend, and is featured on Expert Panel 2 of Public Health United.

  • Steven Salzberg, Andy Pekosz and Photini Sinnis on Science Miscommunication
    Steven Salzberg, Andy Pekosz and Photini Sinnis on Science Miscommunication
    Duração: 01h01min | 31/03/2013

    Guests Steven Salzberg, PhD, “Fighting Pseudoscience” Forbes Magazine, Photini Sinnis, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Andy Pekosz, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, discuss factors that lead to public health miscommunication and how this is creating fear and sometimes rejection of public health interventions. Hosted by Nina Martin with Kate Stevens providing information and questions collected from the public.

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