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Epicentral

Epicentral

By Maddy Lewis, MPH
Join infectious disease epidemiologist, Maddy Lewis each week as she chats about the field of epidemiology, social issues, TikTok, and whatever else interests her. Maddy Lewis, MPH is a 24-year old post-grad figuring out her life and sharing her exciting career field with the world. Leave the boring epidemiology lectures for grad school--this show is fun, casual, and full of opinions! Keep up with Maddy on TikTok under @Maddy.Epidemiologist and email her for feedback, questions, and business inquiries at epicentralpodcast@gmail.com
CSTE interview
Maddy interviews CSTE (Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists), an organization well known for its Fellowship/training programs! We talk all about what the Applied Epi Fellowship has to offer, how to get in, salaries, etc.
40:51
May 08, 2022
finding public health jobs and internships
Whether you're an aspiring epidemiologist or any type of public/global health professional, this episode is for you! Maddy goes over how to find jobs, internships, and public health opportunities as a high school student, undergrad, or graduate student.
33:10
March 20, 2022
epidemiologist pax (your favorite field epidemiologist!)
TikTok star, Epidemiologist Pax (@snackpax.epi), chats about his infectious disease adventures around the country and globe. We discuss Pax's background, the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship, COVID-19, and more. 
01:18:52
March 14, 2022
how to become a public health consultant
Public health consulting is known as the "money maker" job, or rather, the "not underpaid" job in public health. This week, maddy interviews Hillary, a public health consultant, to discuss the ins and outs of the consulting world. 
56:51
February 09, 2022
Q&A epi rambles
Listen in on Maddy answering questions from #epitiktok and her email relating to epidemiology careers!
29:48
February 02, 2022
epi specialties
This week Maddy explains each of the main "specialties" in epidemiology. Use this episode as a jumping-off point to explore topics of interest!
22:37
January 24, 2022
Epi Chat with @EpidemiologistKat
Join in with social Media star, @EpidemiologistKat, in this conversation about Kat's "day in the life", social media ventures, the future of the epi field, when the pandemic will end, and more! Kat's website https://www.epidemiologistkat.com/ TikTok @epidemiologistkat Twitter @DrKatEpi Instagram @epidemiologistkat Facebook @epidemiologistkat
49:51
January 16, 2022
how to become an epidemiologist pt 3
Maddy spills all the details on how to become an epidemiologist. This part 3 covers the tips and tricks to getting your epidemiologist job and starting your career.
28:26
January 10, 2022
how to become an epidemiologist pt 2
Maddy spills all the details on how to become an epidemiologist. This part 2 covers choosing an MPH program, how to prepare, and what to expect in grad school.
43:19
January 03, 2022
prison and public health
This week, Maddy describes the wild and rugged conditions within American prisons and the poor health outcomes of incarcerated people. Stick around to hear why Maddy is "anti-prison" and what a more fair and just system could look like.  Sources Referenced: US Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://bjs.ojp.gov/data/key-statistics Wikipedia Page referenced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate#United_States World Prison Brief: https://www.prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison-population-total BMC article: https://ascpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13722-019-0136-6 Effects on Community:  https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031811-124614 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/508591 https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.301148 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0376871606000718?via%3Dihub https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/recidivism-prisoners-released-34-states-2012-5-year-follow-period-2012-2017 This list is incomplete. Please email Maddy at epicrentralpodcast@gmail.com if you'd like a more specific source of information
29:38
December 07, 2021
how to become an epidemiologist pt 1
Maddy spills all the details on how to become an epidemiologist. This part 1 covers everything from what classes to take in undergrad, to application requirements, to gap years. 
38:29
November 22, 2021
diet culture
Maddy explains the details behind her viral tiktok video on the connection between diet culture and racism. Why are salads considered the pinnacle of health? Where did the stereotype behind "white people don't season their food" originate? 
30:29
November 15, 2021
atrocities of TikTok
Maddy rambles on and on about the atrocities and crimes committed on TikTok. Let's explore how science denialism and covid misinformation on social media might be harming society at large. 
43:05
November 08, 2021
germ theory vs terrain theory
Maddy dives into the germ theory vs terrain theory of disease debate. Are germs shape-shifters and was Louis Pasteur wrong? Why have these theories gone so far? Keep up with Maddy on TikTok under @Maddy.Epidemiologist and email her for feedback, questions, and business inquiries at epicentralpodcast@gmail.com
44:22
October 31, 2021
day in the life of an epidemiologist
Maddy describes her average "day in the life" as an infectious disease epidemiologist and explores the career field as a whole. Keep up with Maddy on TikTok under @Maddy.Epidemiologist and email her for feedback, questions, and business inquiries at epicentralpodcast@gmail.com
28:57
October 25, 2021
Intro- get to know me!
In this episode, Maddy introduces herself and her new podcast, Epicentral.  Keep up with Maddy on TikTok under @Maddy.Epidemiologist and email her for feedback, questions, and business inquiries at epicentralpodcast@gmail.com
08:49
October 25, 2021