Global Caveat

Global Caveat

By Diana Klatt & Susanna Park
Global Caveat is the podcast that explores the vast field of global health. Global health scientists Diana Klatt and Susanna Park discuss topics, such as research and fieldwork, with each other and guests to examine the connection between health and the sciences and how we have to work together for health, humanity, and the earth.

Episodes are not endorsements for organizations discussed on the show.
Music by Hawt Coco.
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2020 Census with Joie Ha
What is the 2020 Census and why should you participate? The Census is essentially a headcount of everyone in the United States. It determines how the national and local governments can allocate funds and programs for the next ten years! On this episode, Joie Ha, a Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Census, tells us why it is important for EVERYONE to participate and how you can make yourself count. She also addresses some myths around the Census and how to avoid being scammed! Transcript and resources available on the website. Hosts: Diana Klatt and Susanna Park. Guest: Joie Ha. Music: Hawt Coco. Produced by Klattalyst LLC.
27:02
March 31, 2020
International Governance & Development with Zuleka
Working in communities can be challenging depending on your identity, skills, and population. For Zuleka, she faced various challenges working straight out of college in Boston in violence prevention. She also advocated for destigmatizing Ebola during the crisis and did education work in rural Liberia. Tune in to hear us discuss the nuances of community work, pandemic responses, and the implications of international aid! Transcript available here. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Zuleka. Music: Hawt Coco.
43:04
March 17, 2020
Women's Health and Global Health with Dr. Iftikher Mahmood
Did you know that improving women's health and access to healthcare can positively impact an entire community? But, unfortunately, high quality of care is not universal. Things like fistula, access to basic needs, and education are still lacking in many parts of the world. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, founder of the HOPE Foundation, about creating resources for women & children in Bangladesh, the importance of women's health, and how to create a sustainable healthcare organization. Transcript coming soon. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Dr. Iftikher Mahmood. Music: Hawt Coco. Producer: Klattalyst LLC
47:04
March 3, 2020
Substance Use with Brooke Wiles
Did you know that in 2017, 1 in 7 people ages 18 to 25 battled substance abuse? People of all ages, socioeconomic status, and ethnicities can be affected. This is one of the reasons why it can be challenging for public health professionals to tackle the issue. In this episode, Brooke Wiles breaks down for us how taking a public health approach means breaking down stigma, providing a variety of treatment options, and addressing social factors (i.e. housing). Tune in to be more informed about the complexities of this issue! Transcript available here. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Brooke Wiles. Music: Hawt Coco.
1:03:19
February 11, 2020
Breast Cancer with Rukia Henry
Many of us probably know someone who has been affected by cancer in some way. For Rukia Henry, her personal experiences played a significant role in her decision to go into cancer research. In this episode, she explains the basics: What are the different types of breast cancer? Who can get breast cancer? What are the different stages of cancer? We discuss why research is so important, what people can do to be better informed if they are diagnosed, and our hopes for the future of cancer research.  Transcript coming soon. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Rukia Henry. Music: Hawt Coco.
56:06
January 28, 2020
Food Sustainability with Christian Tandazo
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? What about the role that it plays in the larger food system? Did you know that there’s enough food to feed everyone on Earth, but most of it actually ends up in the Global North? In this episode, Christian Tandazo (@delatierrasoy) breaks down what it means to decolonize food systems by empowering local farmers and supporting food sovereignty. He also tackles the roles of agribusiness and veganism in climate change, and how we can be more sustainable consumers of food. After this episode, you may never see food the same way again! Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Christian Tandazo. Music: Cordele Glass.
52:39
January 14, 2020
Public Health Ethics with Professor Daniel Goldberg
As you can probably imagine, ethics in any subject can get very complicated.  In this episode, Professor Daniel Goldberg tells us how public health ethics is different from healthcare ethics. What makes a policy or intervention ethically optimal?  What evidence exists on structural violence and institutional racism? How powerful are narratives in shaping public health policy? Are science and scientific journals inherently biased? How does the history of Thanksgiving relate to the ethics of understanding Native American health? Buckle down, prepare your brains, and tune in for an ethics ride! Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest: Professor Daniel Goldberg. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
57:51
November 26, 2019
Minority Mental Health and Intergenerational Trauma with Dr. Esther Park
There are so many ways of living in this world and having multiple identities can often lead to a lot of confusion. In this episode, Psychotherapist Dr. Esther Park talks about some of the common struggles that people of color, particularly Asian Americans, may experience throughout their lifetime. We talk about the difficulties of being an immigrant, being a child of immigrant parents, being biracial, and comprehending multiple cultural contexts. She also walks us through how historical trauma can get passed down and how incredibly difficult and brave it is to try and break the cycles of trauma and abuse for our own future generations. Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Dr. Esther Park, PsyD. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
1:12:13
November 12, 2019
Stem Cells with Naomi Koh Belic
Stem cells! They’re great, right? There’s so much promise for what they can do to improve the health of people. But what is this about bones growing in your face? Or how they can even potentially kill you? In this episode, Stem Researcher Naomi Koh Belic breaks down the realities of stem cell therapies. While there is undoubtedly so much hope and excitement around stem cells, we also need to have real conversations about the risks associated with them. We talk about predatory clinics, the need for policy change, and how individuals can be more informed about stem cell therapies. Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Naomi Koh Belic. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
52:50
October 29, 2019
Sustainability & Youth Engagement with Belinda Chiu
We often feel so small and inadequate to make a difference. But the reality is, even the smallest acts can have the biggest impacts. On this episode, we talk with Belinda Chiu, a grassroots beast, about how you can enact change by working with people who are also passionate about health and saving the planet. We also talk about sustainability, engaging the youth, and the importance of intergenerational dialogue. Her past experiences have led her to apply her community-building skill sets to do sustainability work abroad, in New York City, and even in her local office! Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Belinda Chiu. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
35:07
October 15, 2019
Gun Violence Prevention with Michael B. Bagg
When many of us hear the term “gun violence” we may automatically think of mass shootings... but did you know that there is more to this public health issue? That gun violence and firearm injury prevention are public health issues? And that one of the leading causes of injury for children are from firearms? What does it mean to have a public health perspective on such a divisive issue such as this? On this episode, we talk with Michael B. Bagg about methods to work with gun violence prevention and advocacy. Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Michael B. Bagg. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
42:17
October 1, 2019
Positive Developmental Psychology with Cordele Glass
Did you know that roughly 1/3 of people are genetically predisposed to being happier than others? You may have heard of the science of happiness and seen things on social media about popular science positive psychology, but where does the basis of this come from and is it really just the science of happiness? On this episode, we explore the difference in true positive developmental psychology and the popular science version. And we discuss the impact societal factors have on our development, how our relationship with nature can change our outlook on the world, and the potential future integration of positive developmental psychology on the educational system. Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Cordele Glass. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
59:54
September 17, 2019
Voluntourism with Emily Scott, RN
Is going on a medical mission trip for two weeks really helping people? Where does the money spent on these trips go? How do we pick an ethical organization? Should I just go on vacation instead? On this episode, we discuss all of these questions about voluntourism and so much more with Emily Scott, RN. We talk about the differences between impact and intent, the hierarchy of medical organizations, and the ethics around whether or not doing anything is better than doing nothing at all. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest @twodustytravelers. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
1:20:29
June 17, 2019
Global Health and Medicine with Daniel M. Gonzalez
Where do we draw the line between research and healthcare? What is the “minority tax” and why does this matter? How does one pursue their passions without compromising their identity? On this episode, we talk with Daniel M. Gonzalez about the intersection of global health and medicine. We also talk about the importance of identity and how your perceptions and acceptance of yourself can impact your global outlook. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest @Go_DanielMD. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd
55:45
June 3, 2019
Diabetes with Krishana Sankar
Do you know the difference between Diabetes type 1 and type 2? Did you know that the rate of diabetes is increasing around the world, especially in lower and middle income countries? Did you know that diabetes isn’t just about sugar intake, but about genetics, environment, politics, and money? Tune in to listen to us talk with Krish @beyond.the.ivory.tower as she breaks down all these questions for us!
53:57
May 20, 2019
Caves, Climate, and Chronic Disease with Gabi Serrato Marks
Ever wonder what it's like to go into the depths of a cave? What about what caves can tell us about climate science? On this episode, Diana and Susanna talk with Gabi Serrato Marks, a paleoclimatologist, about what we can learn from caves about past climate, how they can inform future climate, and what it's like to be a field scientist with a rare chronic disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Gabi Serrato Marks (@gserratomarks). Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
41:09
May 6, 2019
Wildlife Conservation, Butterflies, and Environmental Politics with Becky Friesen
What would happen if butterflies disappeared? And what about forests? In this episode, we talk with conservation biologist, Becky Friesen, about the impact that we have on the planet and the impact wildlife and nature has on us. We discuss things like effective methods of wildlife conservation, Becky's research working as a field biologist, and her experience working in Canada, Honduras, and Mexico. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest: @becky.outside. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
45:18
April 22, 2019
Health Communications, the Scientific Method, and Fake News with Dr. Kiona
On this episode, we talk with Dr. Kiona about how to effectively communicate health and scientific information accurately and the broken systems of journalism and academia. We talk about the importance of making sure that you know your audience and how to effectively communicate scientific information and how the scientific method if part of how she approaches disseminating educational content. We also discuss the broken systems of journalism and higher academia. This is part 2 of 2 episodes with Dr. Kiona, check out the previous episode about nutritional epidemiology, research in the academic setting, and the ethics of health sciences. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest @hownottotravellikeabasicbitch. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd). This episode was transcribed by at Shena Sanchez and can be found on our website: globalcaveat.com/communications-with-kiona
34:30
April 8, 2019
Nutritional Epidemiology with Dr. Kiona
On this episode, we talk with Dr. Kiona about how she studied the microbiome in nutrition and how this has shaped her understanding of health disparities research.  She gives insight into how she approaches science by considering data, methods, history, and ethics. And also touches on some struggles she faced in academia, such as losing a whole potential dataset after working an entire semester to request access to it! This is part 1 of 2 episodes with Dr. Kiona, tune into the next episode to continue the conversation with academia, ethics, and health/science communications. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest @hownottotravellikeabasicbitch. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd). This episode was transcribed by at Shena Sanchez and can be found on our website: globalcaveat.com/nutritional-epidemiology-with-kiona
39:37
March 25, 2019
Getting into Global Public Health
Are you interested in getting into global public health but don't know where to start? On this episode, Diana and Susanna discuss how they got interested in global health and their journeys. They also talk about the differences between the MPH, PhD, and DrPH as well as how the different ways to get into global health. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
33:00
March 11, 2019
Creative Arts and Cultural Anthropology with Joie Ha
Are you interested in working in an international space or in a space with marginalized folks? Guest Joie Ha gives us all some important things to think about regarding culture and how to build trust with communities that you work with. She provides fascinating details about the work that she has done using hip-hop and story-telling as well as her experiences working in the field. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest: @hellojoie. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
34:27
February 25, 2019
Sex Education with Patrick Kelly
What was your Sex-Ed like, if you even had one? Did you know sex education in schools often lack an evidence-based approach? In this episode, Diana and Susanna talk with Patrick Kelly to break down what sex ed should be like in the school and in the home. He provides us with tools on how to educate people of all ages on sexual health. Check the website for episode resources! Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest: @patkellyteaches (youtube.com/corporis). Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
44:24
February 11, 2019
Diet, Health, and Female Athletics with Traci Carson
On this episode, Diana and Susanna talk with Traci Carson about diet culture, what it means to be healthy, and about her research on the physical and mental health well-being among female athletes. What does it mean to be healthy? How can research truly address wellness for all people?  Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest @Traci_Carson. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
23:10
January 28, 2019
Global Burden of Disease
Global Caveat is the podcast that explores the vast field of global health. On this episode, Diana and Susanna discuss the global burden of disease, how we are all connected and closer to each other than we think, and why global studies and data are so important to the advancement of public health. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Diana Klatt (Klattalyst Ltd).
18:58
January 8, 2019