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brainSTEM

By Hilary Marusak
A podcast for anyone interested in the brain or brain disorders, hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak and produced by Amanpreet and Manmeet Bhogal. Each episode interviews someone affected by a brain disorder and an expert. We cover a range of neurological & psychiatric disorders, like depression, PTSD, stroke, and Alzheimer's. We also discuss questions like what does COVID-19 do the brain, why do we sleep, and how does the brain develop? Follow us and email us!

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E06 – Human-Animal Interactions and Mental Health

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E11 - Burnout in Healthcare (Video version)
Dr. Marusak talks with Dr. Sunny S. Lou, MD, PhD, about burnout among medical professionals. Dr. Lou is a fellow in the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Lou’s research interests include leveraging information from the electronic health record to develop models for clinical decision support and to improve anesthesiology workflow. For a video version of this episode, visit our BrainSTEMpodcast Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJA47yll5ffIZ_xZgXqPiw/featured. To learn more about Dr. Lou’s research, visit: sslou.rbind.io. For resources for medical providers experiencing burnout: American Psychiatric Association. Help is available 24 hours/day at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio and video by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the Society for Neuroscience and Michigan Society for Neuroscience. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions. Visit our website: www.brainSTEMpodcast.com. 
22:33
June 16, 2022
E10 – Pediatric PTSD (Video episode)
First, Dr. Marusak talks with Vara, a young cancer survivor with PTSD symptoms. Then, she talks with Dr. Ryan Herringa, a child psychiatrist and neuroscientist at University of Wisconsin who specializes in the treatment and study of childhood traumatic stress and PTSD.  To learn more about Dr. Herringa's research, visit the BRAVE Research Center's website: brave.psychiatry.wisc.edu. For resources for children and families, visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Trevor Project, and the National Institute of Mental Health. A local pediatrician or counselor can refer to a mental health provider, or Psychology Today's website. Help is available 24 hours/day at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio and video by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the Society for Neuroscience and Michigan Society for Neuroscience. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions. Visit our website: www.brainSTEMpodcast.com. 
01:05:11
June 14, 2022
E09 – Psychedelics in Psychiatry (Video version)
First, Dr. Marusak talks with two black women therapists about psychedelics: Jamilah George (@MilahSingz), a Clinical Psychology PhD student, and Sara Reed (@minds_health), a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and CEO of a mental health technology company called Minds iHealth Solutions. Then, she talks with Dr. Jessica Maples, a researcher at Emory University who specializes in exposure-based treatments for PTSD, including psychedelic augmentation of psychotherapy such as MDMA and psilocybin.  To learn more about psychedelic research, visit: https://medium.com/north-star/the-shadows-you-wont-face-dd586fa57716 https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2020/09/21/psychedelic-medicine-will-it-be-accessible-to-all/ https://psychedelicstoday.com/2020/09/01/sara-reed-ketamine-therapy-through-a-culturally-responsible-lens/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212144719301218?via%3Dihub https://www.mindsihealth.com/  https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/4/3/article-p125.xml  https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/4/1/article-p4.xml https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/4/3/article-p146.xml. To learn about the Grady Trauma Project, visit gradytraumaproject.com. To learn more about Dr. Jessica Maples-Keller, go to: jessmaples.wixsite.com/website-1. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio and video by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:00:27
June 14, 2022
E10 – Pediatric PTSD
First, Dr. Marusak talks with Vara, a young cancer survivor with PTSD symptoms. Then, she talks with Dr. Ryan Herringa, a child psychiatrist and neuroscientist at University of Wisconsin who specializes in the treatment and study of childhood traumatic stress and PTSD. For a video version of this episode, visit our BrainSTEMpodcast Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJA47yll5ffIZ_xZgXqPiw/featured. To learn more about Dr. Herringa's research, visit the BRAVE Research Center's website: brave.psychiatry.wisc.edu. For resources for children and families, visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Trevor Project, and the National Institute of Mental Health. A local pediatrician or counselor can refer to a mental health provider, or Psychology Today's website. Help is available 24 hours/day at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the Society for Neuroscience and Michigan Society for Neuroscience. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions. Visit our website: www.brainSTEMpodcast.com. 
01:05:11
March 12, 2022
E09 - Psychedelics in Psychiatry
First, Dr. Marusak talks with two black women therapists who specialize in psychedelic psychotherapy: Jamilah George (@MilahSingz), a Clinical Psychology PhD student, and Sara Reed (@minds_health), a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and CEO of a mental health technology company called Minds iHealth Solutions. Then, she talks with Dr. Jessica Maples, a researcher at Emory University who specializes in exposure-based treatments for PTSD, including psychedelic augmentation of psychotherapy such as MDMA and psilocybin. For a video version of this episode, visit our BrainSTEMpodcast Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJA47yll5ffIZ_xZgXqPiw/featured. Interested in learning more about psychedelics and psychedelic research? https://medium.com/north-star/the-shadows-you-wont-face-dd586fa57716. https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2020/09/21/psychedelic-medicine-will-it-be-accessible-to-all/. https://psychedelicstoday.com/2020/09/01/sara-reed-ketamine-therapy-through-a-culturally-responsible-lens/. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212144719301218?via%3Dihub . https://www.mindsihealth.com/. https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/4/3/article-p125.xml . https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/4/1/article-p4.xml. https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/4/3/article-p146.xml. To learn about the Grady Trauma Project, visit http://gradytraumaproject.com/. To learn more about Dr. Jessica Maples-Keller, go to https://jessmaples.wixsite.com/website-1 BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:00:37
December 13, 2021
E08 - PTSD
Dr. Marusak first interviews Dan Zia Joseph, an Army Officer in California serving as a Combat Engineering Platoon Leader while he completes a Masters in Psychology. Then, she talks with Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, a neuroscientist who specializes in the study of PTSD Neurobiology at Wayne State University. To learn more about Dan and “combat psychology”, visit: www.combatpsych.com. Jiu Jitsu for veterans with military connected disabilities: https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/. Follow Dan on instagram @CombatPsychology. To learn more about Dr. Jovanovic's research and a list of resources, visit https://www.detroittraumaproject.com/ or follow on twitter @DTP_Wayne. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
46:32
October 19, 2021
E07 – Schizophrenia
First, Dr. Marusak talks to Lindsay Rauch, the youngest of 12 siblings and 6 of the siblings had schizophrenia. Her family was the personal focus of a fantastic book called ‘Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family”, which also gives a wonderful history of schizophrenia in the US . Then, Dr. Marusak interviews Dr. Gil Hoftman, a psychiatrist and researcher at UCLA who specializes in the study and treatment of schizophrenia. Resources: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website (nami.org) and the Henry Amador Center on Anosognosia website (HAcenter.org), the Galvin Family Trust (GalvinFamilyTrust@gmail.com). The book about Lindsay's family can be found on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Hidden-Valley-Road-Inside-American/dp/038554376X . BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions
01:14:44
August 12, 2021
E06 – Human-Animal Interactions and Mental Health
Dr. Marusak interviews Niki Vettel, a registered pet therapy handler who specializes in addiction disorders & trauma. Then, she talks to Dr. Megan Mueller, a researcher at Tufts University who specializes in the study of human-animal interactions, including pet ownership and animal-assisted interactions. To see our special podcast guest, Calvin, tune in to the video version of this podcast our Youtube channel! To learn more about Dr. Mueller's research, visit: facultyprofiles.tufts.edu/megan-mueller. Interested in pet therapy or volunteering? Visit Pet Partners: petpartners.org. For more about research on human-animal interactions, visit the International Society for Anthrozoology's website. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:00:02
July 07, 2021
E05 - Prosopagnosia
Listen to KC talk about what life is like with developmental prosopagnosia or face blindness. Next, Dr. Marusak interviews Dr. Sherryse Corrow, a researcher at Bethel University who specializes in the study of prosopagnosia and high-level visual function. To learn more about Dr. Corrow’s research, visit: www.bethel.edu/undergrad/academics/psychology/visual-cognition-lab/. Public support group with research: www.facebook.com/groups/117013401655030/. Private group: www.facebook.com/groups/prosopagnosia/. Group for finding research studies: www.facebook.com/groups/113051924074290. Information and resources for kids with developmental prosopagnosia: lab.faceblind.org/dpkids/resources.html. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:01:56
May 25, 2021
E04 – COVID-19 and the brain
Dr. Marusak interviews Dr. Jennifer Frontera, a neurologist and Professor at NYU, about the neurological effects of COVID-19, including stroke and “long COVID”. She then talks to Dr. Krystal Lewis, a licensed clinical psychologist at the NIMH, about the mental health impacts of the pandemic. For those struggling with persistent COVID-19 symptoms visit support groups such as Body Politic. For mental health resources, visit the CDC and NIMH websites, and find a therapist in your area at Psychology Today. If you are in a crisis, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:03:38
May 03, 2021
E03 - Concussion & CTE
Dr. Marusak talks with Darren Leins, a former college football player who grew up around football, about head injuries and potential chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) symptoms. She then talks with Dr. Daniel Daneshvar, a physician and researcher who specializes in the study and treatment of head injuries and CTE. Read Darren's story here. For resources, please visit the Concussion Legacy Foundation's website concussionlegacyfoundation.org. If you think you or a loved one may be struggling with symptoms of concussion or CTE, contact the CLF helpline at concussionlegacyfoundation.org/helpline. For information about CrashCourse, a video-based educational experience about concussion for students and youth sports organizations, visit teachaids.org/for-concussions/crashcourse/. Hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:22:13
April 01, 2021
E02 – Tourette syndrome
Dr. Marusak interviews Craig "Tourettes Cop" about what life is like with Tourette syndrome. She then talks to Dr. Deanna Greene, a cognitive neuroscientist at UCSD, about the brain basis of Tourette syndrome. Follow Tourettes cop on instagram. To learn more about Dr. Greene's research, click here. For resources, visit the Tourette Association of America.  Hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.
01:19:59
March 18, 2021
E01 - Meet the host!
Meet the host, Dr. Hilary Marusak, a neuroscientist who studies brain development, trauma, childhood anxiety disorders, and PTSD. Dr. Marusak discusses the format and goals of the brainSTEM podcast. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions To learn more about Dr. Marusak's research, click here.  
01:48
March 18, 2021