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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

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Read my lips:  no new laws without research and evidence to support them!  We discuss the history of public health advocacy, the founding of the American Public Health Association, and interview Sari Bilick from Human Impact Partners to learn about Public Health Awakened, a project focused on providing public health professionals with tools to advocate for public health

Would you like some crumpets with your tea and cancer epidemiology?  We were invited to discuss current research in cancer epidemiology with leading faculty at the Moffitt Cancer Center here in Tampa Bay.  We also talk about the history of cancer and how we knew about the dangers of tobacco and smoking way before the