By Temple University College of Public Health
From Temple University's College of Public Health, CommonVoice provides a behind-the-scenes look at how and why we do research. What motivates investigators to ask their questions? Why does this research matter to practice or policy? How can we work across disciplines to address the important questions of our day? By tackling questions such as these, CommonVoice aims to make research more accessible to all.
Episode 9: Language as a public health issue
The roles have been reversed! David Sarwer, associate dean for research at Temple Unviersity's College of Public Health, steps in as host of CommonVoice and interviews Jamie Reilly, communication sciences and disorders professor and the previous host of this podcast. The pair discuss Dr. Reilly's work in the areas of aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as his research on swearing. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
November 04, 2022
Episode 8: Navigating the pitfalls of childhood safety in an online world
On this episode of CommonVoice, host Jamie Reilly chats with Jennie Noll, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State University. Noll is also the director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and PI of the NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children. Her work focuses on: The bio-psycho-social consequences of child maltreatment, including sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect Pathways to teen pregnancy and high-risk sexual behaviors for abused and neglected youth The long-term adverse health outcomes for victims of child sexual abuse, including HPA dysregulation, cognitive deficits, various cancers, immunodeficiencies, healthcare utilization, diabetes and obesity Midlife reversibility of neurocognitive deficits in stress-exposed populations The propensity for abused and neglected teens to engage in high-risk internet and social media behaviors Policies and programs for the prevention of child maltreatment CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
September 21, 2022
Episode 7: Taking the time—Tailored approaches to health interventions
On this episode of CommonVoice, host Jamie Reilly chats with Omar Martinez, associate professor of social work at Temple University, on World AIDS Day. Dr. Reilly and Dr. Martinez discuss the challenges of providing health services to diverse groups. One size does not fit all! How can we think about cultural humility, intersectionality and the human element of care? Dr. Martinez talks about his work in HIV/AIDS and medical-legal partnerships as well as the social and political factors that influence it. He offers a range of resources for listeners to dive deeper. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
January 13, 2022
Episode 6: How can critical health interventions made today ensure a healthy tomorrow?
On this episode of CommonVoice, host Jamie Reilly sits down with Rebecca Alper, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders at Temple University, to discuss her work in early childhood language development. Dr. Reilly and Dr. Alper discuss one of the big challenges for intervention work with young children: the delay in seeing the rewards of such work and how critical it is to improving health. Licensed as a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Alper also has graduate training in biostatistics and is an active researcher. She combines her love of clinical work in child language development with her interest in improving language, academic and health outcomes of at-risk children through family-centered early language and literacy intervention. Learn more about Dr. Alper’s lab at sites.temple.edu/langlitlearnlab. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
December 03, 2021
Episode 5: Trying to find balance—Nobody’s perfect when it comes to public health, but we all must work together
On this episode of CommonVoice, host Jamie Reilly sits down with Jeni Stolow, assistant professor of instruction in social and behavioral sciences, to discuss topics ranging from social determinants of health to global health issues. Dr. Stolow is trained in behavioral science at the intersection of public health, medical anthropology and infectious disease outbreaks. She has experience in risk communication, health promotion and community-based participatory research. In our efforts to maintain and improve population health, it is hard to always get it right. When it comes to health threats, when do we inform? When do we incentivize? When do we frighten? Dr. Stolow shares some insights on how to consider individual and behavioral factors and how to leverage those elements for public health. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
October 25, 2021
Episode 4: How can we build a healing culture for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault?
On this episode of CommonVoice, host Jamie Reilly sits down with Laura Sinko, assistant professor of nursing at Temple University, to learn more about her work promoting healing after sexual assault, intimate partner violence and other forms of gender-based violence. Trained as a nurse and health policy researcher, Dr. Sinko brings an interdisciplinary perspective to trauma-informed care. She is focused on translational research to improve lives and communities by addressing social, cultural and structural issues. She also discusses her innovative research project, MiStory, and her survivor healing platform, Our Wave. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
September 01, 2021
Episode 3: How can innovation in communication strategies drive health?
On this episode of CommonVoice, host Jamie Reilly catches up with Dr. Sarah Bass, associate professor of social and behavioral sciences at Temple University, to learn more about effective and innovative ways to use communication to promote health. Dr. Bass discusses how she got started in public health and shares insights on current and emerging projects to help improve access to services and understanding of our healthcare system. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
July 30, 2021
Episode 2: Why is organ donation a major public health issue?
Host Jamie Reilly, professor of communication sciences and disorders, interviews Laura A. Siminoff, dean of Temple University's College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell professor of public health. Dean Siminoff's research on health communication and organ donation is explored. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
May 26, 2021
Episode 1: Physical appearance and body image in the context of public health
Host Jamie Reilly, professor of communication sciences and disorders at Temple University, interviews David Sarwer, associate dean for research and director of the College of Public Health's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE). Topics covered include the rise of telehealth, masks' effect on perceived beauty, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery and more. CommonVoice features original music by Dylan Band and cover art by Sam Hobson.
March 15, 2021