New Podcast! David Dowdy On TB, Scicomm, & Mentoring

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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 had a wonderful time talking scicomm, how we are learning the core lingo of the various public health fields and also how each field has a slightly different ways of thinking.

David also has a deep caring for students and inspiring the next generation of public health professionals (he’s the winner of multiple mentoring and teaching awards!).

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New Podcast! Bryan Piazza On Protecting Our Water with Science & Scicomm

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bryan-piazzaDo 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.

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New Podcast! Ed Yong On Science Writing aka “The Ed’s Up, Podcast Edition”

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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 & 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.

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New podcast! “Marie Diener-West: Don’t Fear The Stats!”

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marie-diener-west-meStatistics 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.

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New Podcast! Bill Moss: Global Disease Epidemiologist

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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.

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New Podcast! Beth Linas on her AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

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beth-linus-me-skypeIn our latest podcast, 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/engineering PhD or masters, 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 and is most known for their peer reviewed journal, Science.

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New Podcast! Nick Wohlgemuth: Get it, OFF! A two part episode on Lyme Disease

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In our latest, two part episode, Nina and guest Nick Wohlgemuth discuss everything you need to know about Lyme Disease.

Part 1: Lyme Disease info that everyone should know–especially if you live in the suburbs and/or like to go hiking alot!
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Part 2: Common Lyme Disease Misperceptions Debunked!
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New podcast! Rada Cordero: Got Melanin?

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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.

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New podcast: Alain Labrique & The Global mHealth Initiative

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Alain Labrique EditedDid 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).

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Conor McMeniman on Combating Zika with Mosquito Biology & Science Communication

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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 ID outbreaks. We discuss his grant proposal that won this prestigious award, the field work in Australia 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.

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