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ABOUT VIRAL

Viral is a public health podcast for both public health nerds and the general public hosted by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist.  Public health consists of too many topics and professionals to name–but we’re going to try to cover it all.  From baby bottle tooth decay to social justice, we will discuss the historical context, cultural relevance, and current connections to each topic while interviewing our colleagues in the field.  You don’t have to work in public health to appreciate its quirky, omniscient existence.  Welcome to Viral.

Podcast Topic List:

  • Public Health History

  • Current Events

  • Workforce Development

  • Leaders, Researchers, and Regular Folks

  • Factoids

  • Reading Suggestions

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VIRAL TEAM

We like to talk a lot.

Quinn Lundquist, MPH, CPH
Quinn Lundquist, MPH, CPH
Co-Host
Linsey Grove, MPH, CPH, CHES
Linsey Grove, MPH, CPH, CHES
Co-Host

FAQs

Good question!  Where do I even start…

Quinn Lundquist, MPH, CPH, has worked in public health for five years. After receiving his MPH, he served as a policy and communications fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He currently works on a community health grant through the Florida Department of Health. He is a history nerd, has two dogs and a hedgehog, and spends his free time drinking too much coffee while listening to Tom Waits.

Linsey, MPH, CPH, CHES is a social marketing and public health consultant.  She has worked in design and public health for over 7 years and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at the University of South Florida.  She is obsessed with science, great design, and public health communication.  When she is not rock climbing, she enjoys reading, advocating for comprehensive sex education, and taking pictures of her cats.

There are many ways to get involved with our podcast!   Here are some starting points:

  • Suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover or people you’d like us to interview
  • Feedback on our show, an episode, or particular topic (but please be respectful)
  • Sponsor our show
  • Kind words or encouragement (we love that stuff!)

You can do all of this via our contact form.  But most importantly:  please keep listening and telling your friends!

Yes!  In fact, you are our prized audience; we want more people to understand and appreciate the weird, wonderful field of public health.   You are the broader public, which is who we have dedicated our lives to helping.

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LATEST NEWS & PODCAST EPISODES

Stay informed on Viral Podcast news and episode releases!

It’s the poopisode!  Take a seat, drop the kids off at the pool, and file your paperwork because we’re talking about the history of waste management and public health hygiene efforts.  We also talk with Mackenzie Tewell, a foodborne illness epidemiologist at the Arizona State Health Department, about her work in tracking outbreaks and interviewing

On March 30th, 2017, we sat down with Roy Grant, associate editor at the American Journal of Public Health, to talk about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on public health.  We also explored current policy proposals for its replacement as well as how we, as scientists, can be better communicators to policymakers and