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Positive Health Podcast

Positive Health Podcast

By Joud Roufael & Andrew Snyder
A range of health issues explored through a positive lens to provide awareness and literacy for undergraduate and graduate students at Kent State University. Each episode will cover a different health topic and many feature a guest speaker.
Email us at for questions, suggestions, or to submit a topic for a future episode.
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CON Segment 2: Vaccine Hesitancy
Join us for our most anticipated segment on the Positive Health Podcast yet! Featuring Senior Nursing Student Katie Harcula's in-depth interview with Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Tara Smith. In this episode, we dissect the history of vaccine hesitancy and explore how students can feel more confident in making informed health decisions. For more information on this topic or to suggest a future topic, please email
February 19, 2021
CON Segment 1: Empowering Yourself for Health
In this episode, Lauren Sauer, Senior Nursing Student; Jenifer Metheney, Associate Lecturer for the Community Health Nursing course; and special guest, pharmacology expert, Senior Lecturer, and Program Director of the RN-to-BSN program, Dr. Diana Fleming discuss the importance of Empowering yourself for Health.
January 18, 2021
CON: Premiere Segment: Welcome to the Positive Health Podcast!
Introducing the first College of Nursing segment on the Positive Health Podcast. In this pilot, students are introduced to the podcast and receive a special message from Interim Dean, Dr. Denice Sheehan.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to submit a topic for a future segment you can e-mail – a link to this e-mail can be found in the description of this segment at
December 13, 2020
CPH: Segment 1: Dr. Bhatta on Covid-19
Professor of epidemiology and expert on the coronavirus Dr. Madhav Bhatta in the College of Public Health shares insight and up-to-date information about Ohio's aggressive approach to combat the coronavirus and advice for students coping with restrictive health orders, such as 'stay at home'.
October 12, 2020
USG: Premier Segment: Introducing On My Mind, a mental health segment
In this episode, Joud Roufael interviews the speakers of the podcast’s new segment Sydney Evans and Thomas Niepsuj, to learn more about them and discuss the new segment of Positive Health Podcast titled On My Mind.
October 11, 2020
CPH: Premiere Segment: Welcome to the Positive Health Podcast!
Positive Health is a podcast dedicated for Kent State University College of Public Health students.  This introductory episode features a message from the Dean of the College of Public Health at Kent State University, Dr. Sonia Alemagno.
April 06, 2020