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We are headed to the World Social Marketing Conference in D.C. to promote Viral, and to interview some of the most prominent social marketers in the field.   We’ll be walking around asking conference participants about their experience and work in social marketing and how it relates to public health.  If you’re headed to the conference

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there! Did you know public health has a field devoted to moms and their babies? It’s called maternal and child health. We take for granted the medical advances in pregnancy and childbirth over the past century, but in many areas of the world, we still have a lot of

What is environmental health? Why do we need the EPA? What does pea soup have to do with this episode? Today we talk about environmental health and touch on a couple of topics of interest. Also, David Rosner, PhD, MPH, from Columbia University joins us for a conversation about lead, health disparities, and why lead

In this episode, we explore the human stories, history, and work around the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Linsey discusses her work as an HIV case manager and we interview to local health professionals with experience in the HIV/AIDS field.  Our guests include Naomi Ardjomandkermani, MPH, a local public health professional working as the Ryan White Planning Manager as

If you’re graduating from a public health program this spring, this episode is for you! Today we talk about post-graduate (undergraduate and master’s level) opportunities for people who want to get experience in public health but don’t know how to get their foot in the collective door of the field. In summary: fellowships, they’re cool.

What have we learned?  What is a flippity-said?  This episode is a reflection on how things have been going thus far for our intrepid podcast hosts.  Also, we talk about being judges at the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. Today’s episode was written and produced by Quinn Lundquist and Linsey Grove. For more

Is health a human rights issue? Let’s go down a philosophical rabbit hole and find out! Plus, an interview with Dr. Sherry Glied, Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services under the Obama administration during the rollout of

Old mold!  Getting into public health is less of a calling and more of a stumbling-into-and-finding-it.  We talk about how we ended up in public health. Later, we talk to Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of the College of Public Health, Associate Vice President of USF Health, interim Dean of the College of Nursing at the University

Show Notes: Public health is all around us, yet difficult to describe. Most people have little-to-no idea what we do (including our parents). This podcast is a heartfelt – and probably half-baked – attempt to understand public health through history, humor, and stories from professionals in the field. Our mission is to create a cozy