On The Pandemic
By Rutgers Communications and Marketing (R-COMM)
On The Pandemic : S2 - Ep 9 : Impact of Health on Race
Join host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd as she welcomes Dr. Denise Rodgers, RBHS Vice-Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, to discuss the relationship between race and health, the state of health disparities in minority populations, and the steps we can take to change the landscape.
May 09, 2022
On The Pandemic : S2 - Ep 8 : Intersection of Politics and Public Health
Join host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd as she welcomes Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, who shares her insights on the partisan divide over the pandemic and the importance of polling to help us better understand our current situation as well as what it could mean for the future.
April 13, 2022
On The Pandemic : S2 - Ep 7 : Journalism in the Time of COVID
Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Lindy Washburn; health care reporter for NorthJersey.com, The Record, and USA Today; to discuss the challenges of reporting on COVID-19 and the larger ways in which the pandemic has impacted journalism.
March 17, 2022
On The Pandemic : S2 - Ep 6 : Kids and COVID: What we Know
Join host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd for “Kids and COVID: What We Know” with her guest, pediatrician Dr. Larry Kleinman, to explain some of the unique struggles that children face, sharing the latest facts and bringing some welcome perspective.
February 15, 2022
On The Pandemic : S2 - Ep 5 : A Voice from the Battlefield
To cover the recent surge, prevention strategies, new health concerns, and what might be some light at the end of the tunnel, Mary speaks with Lewis Nelson, a practicing physician who has been on the front lines from the beginning.
January 19, 2022
On The Pandemic : S 2 - Ep 4 : President Holloway’s Reflections on a Year Like No Other
The latest episode of “On the Pandemic” features Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway discussing the unique challenges of leading the university forward in the time of COVID.
December 16, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 2 - Ep 3 : What to Expect this Holiday Season
What will the holiday season look like? Guest Perry Halkitis, Dean of the School of Public Health, shares some good news and steps we can take to safely regain a sense of normality this year.
November 16, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 2 - Ep 2 : Back in the Game
Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Pat Hobbs, Athletic Director, to discuss the return and importance of in-person sports here at Rutgers.
October 19, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 2 - Ep 1 : Back on Campus/Back in the Classroom
Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Antonio Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers, to find out how repopulation is going as 65,000 students return to campus after nearly 18 months away due to COVID-19, as well as the keys to success in the months ahead.
September 14, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 10 : What to expect this summer
Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health, to discuss what to expect from the COVID-19 pandemic this summer, including mask and social distancing rules, variants and vaccines, and how leaders in public health are performing.
May 18, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 9 : Lessons learned from around the globe
Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Richard Marlink, Director, Rutgers Global Health Institute, and Nir Eyal, Founder and Director, Center for Population-Level Bioethics to discuss what lessons have been learned from looking at COVID-19 from the global perspective.
May 03, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 8 : Kids, School, COVID
Host Mary Marchetta O'Dowd is joined by Lawrence Kleinman (Chief, Division of Population Health, Quality, and Implementation Science) and Steven Barnett (Senior Co-director of the National Institute of Early Education Research) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the health and education of children.
April 19, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 7 : The NJMS Call Center - What are New Jerseyans asking about?
Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Dr. Diane Calello and Dr. Bruce Ruck from the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) Hotline to discuss what COVID-19 questions are being asked by New Jerseyans. On The Pandemic is a biweekly RutgerCast series where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
April 06, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 6 : Trust: How it affects testing and vaccinations
Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd discusses the issues of trust and how it affects testing and vaccinations for COVID-19 with Shawna Hudson, Professor and Research Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Robert Atkins, Director, New Jersey Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Associate Professor of Nursing and Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden. On The Pandemic is a biweekly RutgerCast series where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
March 23, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 5 : A Year of Reflection and a Vision for the Future
New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli and host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd reflect on the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss New Jersey’s investment in the infrastructure of public health and planning for the future.
March 10, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 4 : Emotional Impact and Resiliency
Rutgers' experts discuss the emotional impact and mental health toll of the pandemic on us, our families, and our communities, and what strategies we can use to build resiliency.
February 24, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 3 : Life on Campus
Tune in to learn about Rutgers' experience during the pandemic and the tools and strategies being used to keep the university community safe. Mary Marchetta O'Dowd is joined by Drs. Vicente Gracias and Melodee Lasky, who have been leading the COVID-19 clinical and health policy programs for testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations.
February 10, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 2 : Impact of COVID19 on our Health Care/Public Health Workforce
This week, we explore vaccinations, the impact of the pandemic on our health care workers, and the surge in interest in health care education. Rutgers’ Mary O'Dowd joins expert faculty members Dean Robert Johnson and researcher Emily Barrett for this lively discussion.
January 27, 2021
On The Pandemic : S 1 - Ep 1 : Statewide Vaccine Distribution and Safety
Join us for the new RutgersCast series, On the Pandemic, where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this premiere episode, Rutgers’ Mary O’Dowd speaks with Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Medical Advisor for the NJDOH COVID-19 Response, to bring us a revealing look at the current distribution of the game-changing vaccine. *This podcast was recorded on Monday, January 11. Since the recording, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an expansion of those currently eligible for COVID19 vaccination. Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine for the latest information.
January 13, 2021
Through Trying Times
For this week's RutgersCast, we take a deep dive into Rutgers’ fascinating history with Erika Gorder of the University Archives, uncovering surprising relevance to today’s challenges.
May 20, 2020
A Mindful Moment
Join us for a quick mid-week de-stress session with "A Mindful Moment" guided by Dr. Kathy Shoemaker.
May 06, 2020
COVID-19: Let's Talk Mindfulness
In this RutgersCast, psychologists Peter Economou and Nikki Rubin discuss the value of incorporating mindfulness into our daily lives to support mental health, particularly for those confronting the stressful realities surrounding the pandemic.
April 29, 2020
COVID-19: Helping Children Manage Anxiety
In this episode, we're speaking with psychologist Kelly Moore about the unique emotional challenges that children are facing right now. Listen to learn about the benefits of creating predictability, how to establish helpful routines, and even take a moment to try and see the upside in the midst of all the chaos.
April 09, 2020
COVID-19: Allergies, Cold, or Coronavirus?
In this episode, Dr. Reynold A. Panettieri, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine, helps break down the differences and similarities between allergies, colds, and coronavirus.
March 30, 2020