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Public Health Musings

Public Health Musings

By Caroline Kingori
This podcast will reflect on public health related topics to inspire us to action.
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Maternal Health Disparities: Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

Public Health Musings

Digital Health: Dr. Keosha Bond
In this episode, Dr. Bond discusses how to utilize technology in eliminating health disparities.
July 26, 2022
Health Promotion: Dr. Virginia Githiri
In this episode, Dr. Githiri discusses the importance of integrative wellness in health promotion strategies.
May 04, 2022
Chronic Diseases: Dr. Rahma Mkuu
In this episode, Dr. Mkuu discusses various chronic diseases and the opportunities to address disparities in health outcomes across underserved communities.
April 05, 2022
Sustainable Energy, Climate and Development: Dr. Evans Kituyi
In this episode, Dr. Kituyi discusses the importance of the relationship and impact of climate change on development particularly in Africa. He further describes the importance of focusing on sustainable energy.
March 15, 2022
Global Disparities in Reproductive and Sexual Health with Dr. Margaret Gichane
In this episode, Dr. Gichane highlights the challenges and opportunities in addressing global youth reproductive and sexual health outcomes.
February 28, 2022
Cancer Disparities in Amish and Mennonite Communities with Dr. Melissa Thomas.
In this episode, Dr. Thomas discusses her extensive cancer healthcare access work with the Amish and Mennonite communities.
January 26, 2022
Diabetes: Dr. Elizabeth Beverly
In this episode, Dr. Beverly describes the psychosocial and neurological factors influencing the onset and management of diabetes.
December 16, 2021
Child and Human Rights: Dr. Aggrey Willis Otieno
In this episode, Dr. Otieno discusses the importance of social change as it pertains to child protection, health promotion and social justice.
November 18, 2021
Epidemiology and Public Health: Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley
In this episode, Dr. Huntley talks about her career as an epidemiologist and the importance of doing public health differently.
October 05, 2021
Health and Technology: Dr. Shikoh Gitau
In this episode, Dr. Gitau discusses her work in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and its intersection with health and development.
September 02, 2021
Women, Children, Families: Kobi Ajayi
In this episode, Kobi Ajayi, a PhD candidate at Texas A&M university, talks about various challenges associated with ensuring equitable access to healthcare services among women, children and families.
August 04, 2021
Health Disparities in Key Populations: Dr. Alex Marshall
In this episode, Dr. Marshall discusses her research work with LGBTQ youth and incarcerated population. She highlights the differences in access to pertinent health care services.
July 06, 2021
Gender Based Violence: Dr. Leso Munala
In this episode, Dr. Munala discusses here research work examining gender based violence, particularly sexual violence against women in Africa.
June 03, 2021
COVID19 in India: Dr Charmi Pawani.
In this episode, Dr. Pawani highlights factors that have contributed to the devastating impact of the current 2nd wave of COVID19 in India.
May 13, 2021
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Kathryn Coxe
In this episode, Kathryn discusses the importance of implementing sound interventions to address Traumatic Brain Injuries.
April 06, 2021
Livelihood Dimensions: Dr. Edna Wangui
In episode, Dr. Wangui, a geographer by profession, discusses her research work on gendered dimensions, rural livelihood change, environmental conservation, and climate change adaptation. She also addresses the link between her work and public and population health.
March 04, 2021
Thriving Appalachia: Drs. Michele Morrone and Tiffany Arnold
In this episode, Drs. Morrone and Arnold discuss their newly published edited book “From Surviving to Thriving in Appalachia: Place, Passion, Possibilities.” They highlight the nuances in Appalachia and rural health issues.
February 16, 2021
COVID19 Vaccine Pt2: Dr. James Conway
In this episode, Dr. Conway discusses COVID19 vaccine roll-out challenges and opportunities.
February 02, 2021
Public Health in the New Year: Dr. Caroline Kingori
In this episode, I give an overview of the public health triumphs and challenges in 2021.
January 21, 2021
Breast Cancer: Dr. Shannon Nicks
In this episode, Dr. Nicks discusses her work with breast cancer survivors and community engagement. She highlights the importance of focusing on the social determinants of health to enhance community health.
December 15, 2020
COVID19 Vaccine Pt1: Dr. Lucy Karanja
In this episode, Dr. Karanja, a clinical pharmacist, discusses the development, efficacy, safety and distribution of the novel COVID19 vaccines.
December 01, 2020
International Students’ Experiences: Josephine Mwangi, Nancin Dadem, Mary Chumbow, Grace Oforiwa.
In this episode, as we commemorate international education week, four international students pursuing doctorates in the US, discuss the impact of COVID19, immigration policies and social well-being in 2020.
November 17, 2020
COVID19 Opinions
In this episode, you’ll hear from a variety of people, who share how COVID19 has impacted their lives. They also share what they’d like to see change with the current prevention strategies.
November 04, 2020
COVID19 in Africa - Pt 2. Dr. Githinji Gitahi
In this episode, Dr. Gitahi, the Global CEO of AMREF, discusses the social, economic and environmental factors associated with COVID19 in Africa.
October 20, 2020
COVID19 in Africa-Pt 1. Dr. Jordan Kyongo; Dr. Christine Ngaruiya; Dr. Elizabeth Wachira.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of COVID19 in Africa. Why is the world surprised that the morbidity and mortality rates are low in Africa? I am joined by Drs. Kyongo, Ngaruiya, and Wachira.
October 06, 2020
Community Health Science: Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz
In this episode, Dr. Rodriguez-Diaz discusses his research work in infectious diseases. He also talks about working with various communities of color, as well as the incarcerated population.
September 22, 2020
Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Dr. Darrell Gray
In this episode, Dr. Gray discusses his role as a gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer specialist. He also talks about health disparities and his community engagement activities.
September 15, 2020
Social Mobilization: Kujang Laki
In this episode, Kujang talks about her time at UNICEF undertaking various roles as a behavior change agent and social mobilizer in community development endeavors in South Sudan.
September 09, 2020
Reflection: Dr. Caroline Kingori
I reflect on the 24 episodes that the podcast has produced. It’s been a wonderful experience hearing from experts in public health and other related fields. Looking forward to more episodes.
September 02, 2020
Predictive Analytics: Dr. Carrol Perrino
In this episode, Dr. Perrino talks about measurement of human behavior both practical and theoretical. She highlights the role of predictive analytics role in public health.
August 25, 2020
Community Engagement: Drs. Elizabeth and David Wachira
In this episode, Drs. David and Elizabeth Wachira talk about their community engagement work in the US and Kenya. They highlight the interaction between their distinct professions and public health.
August 18, 2020
Culture and Health: Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa
In this episode, Dr. Airhihenbuwa discusses the importance of centralizing culture within community-based interventions. He also highlights why it’s critical to situate behavior within the context of health equity.
August 11, 2020
Maternal Health Disparities: Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha
In this episode, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha discusses maternal health disparities impacting communities of color.
August 04, 2020
The Ripple Effect: Henon Gebre
In this episode, Henon who is recent MPH graduate, discusses her research work in diabetes, STH and STIs. She also shares her experiences working with communities in Appalachia as well as those in her native country Ethiopia.
July 29, 2020
Trauma Informed Care: Dr. Dawn Graham
In this episode, Dr. Graham addresses trauma informed care and compassion fatigue. She also discusses primary care and public health in rural communities.
July 21, 2020
Social Psychology: Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa
In this episode, Dr. Turner-Musa discusses the link between Social Psychology and Public Health. She also discusses the ASCEND program that she directs that focuses on training undergraduate students in biomedical research.
July 16, 2020
Health Messaging: Dr. Rebekah Crawford
In this episode, Dr. Crawford discusses the importance of contextualizing health messages to meet the needs of our target communities.
June 30, 2020
Social Economic Development: Dr. Seleshi Asfaw
In this Episode, Dr. Asfaw, Director of Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, discusses his organization’s role in enhancing the social and economic development of New Americans (refugee immigrants).
June 25, 2020
Consequentialist Epidemiology: Dr. Nhail Tutlam
In this episode, Dr. Tutlam discusses his research work on chronic diseases, mental health and youth violence.
June 18, 2020
Social & Structural Barriers: Dr. Omar Martinez
In this episode, Dr. Martinez discusses the intersection of law, public health and human sexuality necessary for creating interdisciplinary strategies that will address health disparities.
June 12, 2020
Behavioral Health Outcomes: Dr. Eunice Kimunai
In this episode, Dr. Kimunai discusses her military health, global health and church re-opening protocols post COVID19 stay-home orders.
June 10, 2020
Mobilization & Advocacy: Rosemary Mburu
Ms. Mburu, the Executive Director of WACI Health in Kenya, discusses her work as a civil society leader in Africa. She also talks about the importance of bringing together supportive voices to influence decision making processes and platforms as we ensure health for all!
June 05, 2020
Community Medicine: Dr. Aimalohi Ahonkai
Dr. Ahonkai, an infectious disease physician, discusses her work with marginalized HIV patients in the US and Nigeria. She highlights her interventions that have addressed HIV stigma and depression as well as continuum of care.
June 04, 2020
Medicine needs Public Health: Dr. Esther Asante.
Dr. Asante talks about her public health experience as a medical practitioner in Accra, Ghana.
June 02, 2020
Health Care Delivery: Dr. Cory Cronin
Dr. Cronin discuss factors associated with adequate health care delivery and the public health implications.
May 26, 2020
Public Health is Everybody’s Business: Dr. Tania Basta
Dr. Tania Basta discusses health promotion as well as the interdisciplinary aspect of public health.
May 21, 2020
Science and Art of Public Health: Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong
In this episode, Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong discusses how public health is both a science and an art by sharing her motivation and her HIV and reproductive health research.
May 20, 2020
Reproductive Health among Immigrants: Dr. Kafuli Agbemenu.
In this episode, Dr. Agbemenu talks about her nursing background and it’s interaction with public health. She also discusses her reproductive health research among African immigrant and refugee women in the Buffalo NY area.
May 15, 2020
Social Network Dynamics: Dr. Jaih Craddock
In this episode, Dr. Craddock discusses her social work research among youth within the area of sexual and reproductive health. She highlights the importance of their social networks as well as the intersection of public health.
May 11, 2020
Communication for Social Change - Dr. Kay-Anne Darlington
In this episode, Dr. Darlington talks about different forms of mass communication and how they interact with health.
May 08, 2020
Environmental Health: Dr. Michele Morrone
In this episode, Dr. Michele Morrone, an environmental health expert, describes the nuances in the relationship between environmental health and public health.
May 04, 2020
Community Partnerships: Sarah Ndiangui.
In this episode, you will hear from Sarah Ndiangui, a Public Health Analyst with a federal agency. She will describe her role in public health administration and the intersection of public health, community health and policy.
May 01, 2020
Public Health is Everything: Dr. Michael Reece
In this episode you will hear from Dr. Michael Reece an accomplished Public Health Researcher from Ohio University. He talks about his public health journey and his thoughts about how public health is relevant to our everyday life.
April 30, 2020
This episode introduces you to various topics in public health.
April 30, 2020