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*As a warning, this episode mentions things that some listeners might find disturbing (sexual trauma, drug abuse, and strong language).* In honor of National Recovery Month, we talk with two amazing women and advocates, Kellie Walker and Toni Reynolds, as they tell their recovery stories. We also discuss the intersections of public health, addiction, and

Yellow Fever, the Great American Eclipse, an Emoji-Based Political Feedback System, and more! This week we reflect on the past few episodes of Viral, including our poopisode, cancer epidemiology, public health advocacy, climate change, and global health. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and review us on Apple Podcasts. Also, you can subscribe

Today we talk about Global Health, which is really just Public Health but for the entire world! We discuss the creation of the World Health Organization, the differences between words like endemic/epidemic/pandemic, and learn about some famous (infamous?) pandemics throughout history. Also, we interview Andrew Romaner about his time working with the Carter Center on

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

Can’t we all just come to a consensus?  Well, most scientists have–on the subject of climate change.  In this episode, we talk briefly about climate change and discuss how it impacts public health.  We interview Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute.  Dr. Rudolph discusses how

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

Got milk?  Do widely recognized campaigns like this make audiences want to drink more milk?  We travel to the World Social Marketing Conference to find the answer to this important question.  In this episode, we interview Jeff Jordan, President, and Executive Creative Director of Rescue the Behavior Change Agency on the definition of social marketing