What is Public Health with Dr. Kee Chan

What is Public Health with Dr. Kee Chan

By Dr. Kee Chan
This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health from our guest speakers. Connect to the stories of people impacted by Public Health. Visit me at www.keechanphd.com.

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How a Non-Profit Organization and its Community Can Support Each Other During Crisis (Coronavirus Pandemic Series)
Are you struggling to put food on the table (during this coronavirus pandemic)?  Do you need resources for your family because you are recently unemployed?  Are you tired of being isolated and need an outlet to contribute back to your community (without leaving your home)?  Then, listen to this episode, Benjamin Holt who is the Director of Philanthropy at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (SSNC), will share how his non-profit organization is pivoting its services (such as food pantry) and programming for children, adults and elderly during this coronavirus pandemic.  The SSNC serves the residents of Northwest Milwaukee, offering services for every age and stage of life. With an emphasis on education, employment, youth, and health & wellness, the SSNC helps over 8,000 individuals annually. If you’re in need of food, check out their hours for their food pantry and other resources for you and your families to survive and thrive through this coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (SSNC) at  http://www.ssnc-milw.org
33:17
July 28, 2020
Effective Tips on Finding a Job and Reinventing Yourself During the Coronavirus Pandemic with Abby Kohut, Top 100 Career Coach and Recruiter
- Have you just been furloughed or lay-off and need to find a new job FAST?  - Has the 'extra time' away from work given you time to reset your career goals, and now what's next?  - Are you interested in starting your own business?  In this episode, you will learn very effective tips on getting job in the times of uncertainty, how to reinvent yourself, and how to make you stand out as a candidate on the resume and at the job interview from Abby Kohut.  Be sure to check out her free resources on the job search at www.AbsolutelyAbby.com.  Abby will cover these six topics:  - Three things that makes a candidate stand out - Best strategy to do a ‘job search’ where many places are closed and the financial health of these organizations is uncertain. - Once you got the job, learn how to negotiate your salary.  - Using social media for personal branding for a job - How to start up your own business - Reset your career goals during this time of uncertainty. Abby Kohut is a recruiter and who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby because she tells the Absolute truth about the job search process. In the past 25 years, Abby has held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Recently CNBC published an article naming Abby as a Top Career Coach and Recruiter. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and she drove around the US in an RV in order to accomplish that goal. Her job search adventures were covered by several nationwide TV and radio networks including: Fox 5, Sirius XM, NBC, CBS, ABC, Bloomberg Radio, LinkedIn, Monster, and The Ladders. This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
35:16
July 14, 2020
The New Hope for Black Lives Matter (BLM) through Storytelling and Self-Inquiry with Dr. Sonny Kelly, playwright and performer of the play "The Talk"
Have you given your child ‘the Talk’ lately?  You’re probably thinking that the "The Talk" is about the ‘birds and the bees', preparing your daughter for womanhood or your son for manhood. But in this episode, you will learn that there is a different type of "Talk", where communities of color are telling their children. It is when a Black Father tells his Black Son how to behave, live, and react in order to 'survive and thrive' in the world we live in today.  Dr. Kelly has been performing "The Talk" for several years where he acts out 20 + characters highlighting the historical moments in the lives of Black men who were lynched, tortured, and murdered because of the color of their skins. Dr. Kelly's play is not just a recap of history, but it is an opportunity to engage the audience, you, to do some self-inquiry about history and your own role in making history today. There is no shame or guilt here.  Instead, Dr. Kelly doesn’t call you out, but "calls you in" to be a part this new hope for our future generation because we are in this together. Dr. Sonny Kelly is a world class performer, story teller, motivator, speaker, and comedian. He holds a PhD in Communication & Performance Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Master's degree in Communication Studies and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Stanford University in California. After serving our nation as a U.S. Air Force officer, Sonny has gone on to serve as non-profit organization director, university admissions counselor, a pharmaceutical salesman, college communications instructor, and a church youth pastor. As a lover of theater and performance, Sonny has acted professionally on stage and television for over 20 years. He wrote, directed and acted in the play titled “The Talk”. Dr. Kelly has made the recording of “The Talk” available for public viewing online right now until July 10, 2020. The link to the play is in the show note.  Topics discussed in the interview:  1. What is the "The Talk" about?  2. Is the "The Talk" the same to females of color? 3. What is the non-traditional student journey from being an US Air Force Officer to becoming a performer and now a PhD Scholar?  4. What is the 'truth' that we must face up to? 5. Racism is a public health issue. What is the school to prison pipeline? Is there a political will to address this? 6. What are three ways we can heal as a nation during this time of uncertainty, coronavirus pandemic, economic downfall and social injustice?   Learn more about Dr. Sonny Kelly at Sonny Kelly: www.sonnykelly.com *The recording of the "The Talk" is available for public viewing until July 10, 2020  https://www.piedmontperformancefactory.org/now-playing
1:28:10
July 1, 2020
Empowering Victims from Domestic Violence and Human and Sex Trafficking with Vericia Miller, Founder of House of Overcome
Did you know that 27 millions people are victims of human and sex trafficking in the world? In the US, at least 100,000 women are “sold” every year.   In this epsiode you will get a glimpse how pervarsive the world of human and sex trafficking and domestic violence in the US and globally.  The House of Overcome, founded by Vericia Miller, is a safe space for women victim of human and sex trafficking and domestic violence. Right now, while we are staying all at home to be safe from the coronavirus, there are many women who find that their home is NOT the safest place for them. They are locked down with their abuser and have no place to escape to.  If you are a victim or know someone who is a victim of domestic violence and human/sex trafficking, please listen on to what Vericia has to say and how she and many organizations can help empower you to raise above your current situation. We are all stronger together. So, let’s empower each other, stay tune and listen on.  Vericia Miller is the Founder and Executive Director of House of Overcome, NFP (HOOC). Which is a nonprofit organization providing free supportive services to victims/survivors of sex trafficking and domestic violence. After serving in the field of human services for over 15 years, Vericia decided to start her own organization. Vericia is a Social Worker by profession. She has worked with various at-risk populations, including homeless youth and adults, substance abuse users, transitional aged youth, victims of domestic violence and sex-trafficking, and probationers/parolees of the California Department of Corrections. Vericia received her bachelors degree in social work from Grambling State University in Northern, LA and a masters degree in criminal justice from Boston University. Outside of her academic and professional experience, she is somewhat of an ambivert and enjoys reading, learning, Neflix, taking long drives and spending time with her mother, friends, and wiener dog, Wendall. Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human and Sex Trafficking Connect with Vericia Miller by email: vrmiller36@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/houseofovercome/ Book available on Amazon: Inner Wealth Empowerment Course by Odessa Cegers (a survivor who speaks on domestic violence, trauma informed awareness, homelessness and personal empowerment. https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Empowerment-Course-Odessa-Cegers/dp/B085RT3DYG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=inner+wealth+empowerment&qid=1585262146&sr=8-1
1:04:27
June 25, 2020
How to Manage and Lead a State-Level Maternal and Child Health Program with Karen Trierweiler, the former Director of the Maternal and Child Health Division for the State of Colorado
In the United States, the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program provides support to all mothers, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families.  The mission of Title V MCH is to improve the health and well-being of mothers, infants, children, and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. In this episode, you will gain insights on how to manage and lead a team to improve the lives of mother and children and what you can do be a part of the public health mission. We will also discuss some of the pressing issues in maternal and child health: health equity. How can we make resources more equitable for everyone?  We have a special guest on this episode - Karen Trierweiler who was the former Director of the Maternal and Child Health Division for the State of Colorado. Karen Trierweiler has a master’s prepared nurse midwife and experienced public health professional, known for leading collaborative efforts to achieve measurable health improvements for women, children, youth and families. If you are interested in a career in maternal and child health, then stay tune and listen to hear to Karen's career journey from a being a practitioner to becoming a leader in Maternal and Child Health Programs.  She will also highlight the important skills in need right now which can make you a valuable team player in your organization: 1) performance management, 2) resources management, and 3) financial management.  For skills building resources, check out the MCH Navigator: https://www.mchnavigator.org.  Connect with Karen Trielweiler at karen@totalpopulationhealth.com and check out https://www.totalpopulationhealth.com Interview Questions and Topics:  1. Learn the career journey from being a practitioner to leader in MCH/public health practice. 2. How is Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program funded? What does Title V mean? What’s the history of these "Titles"? 3. Karen will share her one really tough decision in the past, and what would she would tell her ‘earliest self’ at that point – was it the right thing to do or not? 4. What are still pressing issues in MCH which we are still dealing with and why are they still unresolved? 5. Is something that the general public can do about them? What message or advice can you share with public health professionals working in the field of MCH? 6. What are things you know now that you didn't know then? (personal or professional) 7. What professional development skills are still needed in MCH? 8. Learn about Karen Trielweiler's new consulting venture, Total Population Health, where she works with MCH managers and leaders to bring theory and practice into reality.  Learn more at https://www.totalpopulationhealth.com Connect with Karen Trielweiler at karen@totalpopulationhealth.com For skills building resources, check out the MCH Navigator: https://www.mchnavigator.org and http://www.amchp.org/pages/default.aspx This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
1:03:12
June 18, 2020
Prescribing Home-Cooking and Lifestyle Medicine to Prevent, Treat, and Manage Diseases with Dr. Rani Polak, Harvard Director of Culinary Healthcare Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching Program
 “Let food be thy medicine” - Hippocrates, the Greek founder of western medicine.   In this episode, you will learn the art and science of using food as medicine, and how doctors can prescribe home-cooking and lifestyle changes to prevent, treat and manage disease from our guest speak, Dr. Rani Polak. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in lifestyle medicine with a focus on culinary medicine, stay through the end of the episode, to learn about the CHEF Program at Harvard Medical School. It is a great way for doctors to earn continuing medicine education to teach their patients how to better care for their health by cooking and nutrition education. This program is opened to health coaches and other health professionals who are interested in using these tips for their clients. Dr. Rani Polak is the Founding Director of the Culinary Healthcare Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center of Lifestyle Medicine at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel and as well as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His current work is concentrated on culinary coaching, an innovative telemedicine approach which utilizes evidence-based medicine to help individuals and professionals to efficiently and cost-effectively improve nutrition through home cooking. His work has been featured in many media outlets including Scientific American, Herald Tribute, and USA Today. Visit the CHEF program at https://www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
43:13
June 10, 2020
Get to Know Your Human Resources (HR) Department to Better Position Yourself Inside and Outside of Your Organization with Manny Lara
When was the last time you visit your Human Resources (HR) Department beside the hiring process? There are many ways to optimize your professional development to improve your productivity at work by optimizing the application of your benefits at your HR department. In this episode, Manny Lara, a HR Specialist, will demystify the HR benefits and how you can take advantage of your benefits to do your best work in public health.   Manny Lara is a senior Human Resources professional, spending (15) years in healthcare for major health systems such as Mayo Clinic, Ascension Health and Advocate Aurora Health.  He's worked across many of the HR function and closely with senior leaders in ensuring best people strategies for attracting, engaging and developing talent.  Manny's also very involved with the local community, serving on a number of non-profit boards that include Arts@Large, Renaissance Theaterworks and Grand Avenue Club. He's recently been involved with local startup company that promote and sponsor diversity hiring, staffing and community health and wellness.  He's originally from Chicago but attended Marquette University for Undergrad and Graduate programs and now calls Milwaukee home. Connect with Manny Lara on LinkedIn.  This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
36:07
June 1, 2020
Why Effective Team Building is Important in Public Health with Director of Strategy and Performance Gina Febbraro, MPH
Why is team building important to boost overall performance management in a public health organization?  In this episode, you will get real-world tips about creating effective teams, and why strategy and performance management are keys to public health implementation success. Sometimes, we can be so passionate about our causes that we lose sight what is priority given the circumstance, the needs of our stakeholders, and your resources capacity (money, time and workforce). You also will learn how to strategize your resources and leverage our partnerships by building teams with common interest that are seasonal, based on expertise, and timing. Gina Febbraro, MPH, currently serves as the Director of Strategy and Performance for the Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In this role, Gina supports programs in the Division on strategic planning, performance management and quality improvement initiatives and projects.  Connect with Gina Febbraro on Linkedin.   This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
38:16
May 26, 2020
Discover the Impact of Public Health Genetics Services For You and Your Families with Dr. Mat Edick
Get Ready for Public Health Genetics Week May 26-29, 2020!  In this episode, Dr. Mat Edick will share how he pivoted his career as a scientist into the public health arena. He will tell us more about the Public Health Genetics Week which the last week of May 26-29, 2020. What purpose of the public health week? What is public health genetics services?  Be sure to check out all the fun activities and free educational material on how public health genetics can help you be a better advocate for your own health during Public Health Genetics Week. Dr. Mat Edick is the Director of Center for Strategic Health Partnership at the Michigan Public health institute in Michigan. He engages patients, families and clinicians, researchers, payers and other stakeholders to develop and implement innovative projects that increase access to health care and improve health outcomes.  He holds a PhD in Pharmacogenoics from the University of Tennessee, in Memphis, Tennessee and a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry from state University of NY College at Brockport, NY.  Public Health Genetics Week May 26-29, 2020:  https://phgw.org/ Follow hashtags on social #PHGW and #PublicHealthGenetics This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
51:54
May 21, 2020
Boost Your Physical and Emotional Health with a Harvard Clinical Psychologist Dr. Samantha Meints
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness. In this episode, Dr. Samantha Meints, who is a licensed clinical psychologist, will share her career path as a clinical psychologist and tell us how the body and mind react to the physiological and psychological pain and stress and how does stress impact our immune system.  She will share timeless tips on pain and stress management to improve our mental health. Dr. Meints is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Pain Management Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. She attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, completing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Behavioral Medicine. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, before joining the faculty there.  Dr. Meints’ research focuses on biobehavioral aspects of acute and chronic pain.  Questions discussed in the episode:  1.  What is a clinical psychologist? 2. How much stress can the human heart endure? 3. What is the difference between physical stress and emotional stress on our health? 4. How does stress impact our immunity? 5. How do we reduce stress? 6. Any advice on how to be healthy while working at home? 7. Any final golden nugget of advice for our listeners on handling stress under these extreme special circumstances: 1) If you realize you just test positive for the COVID19, how do you handle your stress? or 2) If you realized that your loved one has tested positive, and you didn’t (is there a survivor guilt), how do you both handle your stress? or 3) If you realized that you infected someone unintentionally (a sense of guilt), how do you handle your stress? Connect with Dr. Samantha Meints by email, twitter or Linkedin  This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
35:06
May 18, 2020
What We Can Learn from Poland on the Coronavirus with Dr. Dominika Dulak
In this episode, you will get a glimpse of how the healthcare system in other country are handling the coronavirus and what we can learn from Poland. Dr. Dominika Dulak will share her insights on the how the government is handling the coronavirus and her message to all of us: They stay at work, so we can stay at Home. Dr. Dominika Dulak, who is a medical graduate from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland in 2019. Currently, Dr. Dulak is doing a one-year postgraduate internship in a community hospital in the north of Poland after which she will start her residency in the United States. This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
30:22
May 16, 2020
Get All Your Medical Records & Track Your Health All In One Place with Health Vector APP with CEO Dan Mirica
Health Vector APP - Get your medical records, track your habits, and assess your pain management all in one place.  Let's Health Vector be your 'guide' to your best health on your own personal map!  In this epsiode, Dan Mirica, the CEO of the Health Vector App, will discuss this company Health app called the Health Vector which is an application to help you better plan your doctors visits, track your health status and adhere to new healthy habits. You can download all your medical records from different healthcare system into the palm of your hand in this App. This makes it easy for you to have medical and health information readily available anywhere and anytime to anyone. If you are traveling outside of the country, and you end up in urgent care, you will have your medical information right when you need it the most. Dan Mirica has an extensive business and technology experience from hi-tech and life sciences industries. Dan has been part of two successful hi-tech start-ups in Europe and US. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from University of Miami, FL and has completed three executive management programs in Leadership & Management and in Technology, Operations and Value Chain Management at MIT Sloan and Delivering Information Services at Harvard Business School. Dan is passionate about improving diagnostic variability through patient activation and by strengthening the doctor-patient partnership. Download the Health Vector App on App Store or Google Play Visit https://www.healthvector.world This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
1:13:16
May 13, 2020
What is Involved in a Planned Home Birth with a Midwife? with Katie Krebs, MPH
If you’re pregnant and you want to personalize the birth of your child by having a home delivery then in this epsdioe, Katie Krebs, who is the Executive Director of Birthwise Midwifery School in Maine, will discuss the roles of midwives and doulas and how they use a holistic approach to prenatal care, during pregnancy, and post-pregnancy. She will also speak about the education and training in becoming a midwife.  During this time of coronavirus pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty about the transmission of the coronavirus to the infant during delivery at the hospital and in some cases, the partner or family member may not be permitted to inside the delivery room for safety precaution measure to limit the baby from potential exposure to coronavirus. However, a home birth delivery could be a possible alternative for you and your family to capture this miracle of life moment.  https://birthwisemidwifery.edu katie@birthwisemidwifery.edu This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
32:58
May 11, 2020
Storytelling with Data: Lessons Learned from the Hungarian Father of Hand Washing, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis
Today, is May 5, 2020, and The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared May 5th every year as the “ Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” Day. It is the day that we must give thanks to nurses, midwives, and Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis known as the Father of Hand-Washing and Savior of Mothers, Who? Who is Dr. Semmelweis? Let me tell you a story about Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis and why he is called the Father of HandWashing, and during this time of coronavirus pandemic, where everyone is practicing public health hygiene of handwashing for at least 20 seconds can kill the virus. You will learn that washing hands can actually save lives, literally. However, the moral of the story is that sometimes showing data, numbers, and graphs and charts is not enough, it is the story behind the number that connects with your audience that’s most important. For the clinicians, researchers, data scientists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and public health professionals who love to crunch numbers and speak in number, we must always remember that people don’t remember the number, but they remember the story. Let’s our story begin in 1846 in Vienna Austria with a Hungarian doctor, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. To learn more medical training and health-related professional careers at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, visit https://semmelweis.hu/english/ This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
13:42
May 5, 2020
Aging on Immunity and How Your Immune System Responds to Infections with Dr. Kerry Russell, MD, PhD (Coronavirus COVID19 Series)
How does our immune system respond to infections?   Dr. Kerry Russell who received her MD and PhD with a research focus in molecular oncology, which is a study of cancer biology, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.  During her postdoctoral training, she studied cardiovascular biology at Yale University School of Medicine and then served as a faculty clinician-scientist at Yale for 13 years. She also co-founded and ran a clinic for patients with cardiovascular complications of cancer and cancer therapies at Smilow Cancer Center. From 2013-2018, she served as a Senior Director and Translational Medicine Expert at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research where she helped design novel drugs for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including heart failure and diabetes.  Currently, she is the Vice President for Clinical Development at resTORbio, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing medicines  to treat aging-related diseases. In this episode, Dr. Russell will share her insights on how the aging process impact our immune systems and how the immune response responds to infection in general. You’ll going to receive a mini course on immunology 101. This will be helpful for you to understand that terminology used in the media about the coronavirus COVID19 treatment such as anti-viral therapy and the development of vaccines. With this new knowledge, you will be able to answer questions such as what is the difference between passive and active immunity? How do we create herd immunity for the COVID19? What can I do today to help boost my immunity against the aging process? How will that impact our fight against the COVID19 together.  Stay tune and listen on.  Questions discussed during the Podcast:   1. How does aging affect immunity?  2. Which health issue is related to aging issues associated with the immune system? 3. What is the role of immune system in multiple disease processes, including hyperactivity of the immune system that contributes to cardiovascular disease? 4. There are a lot of anti-viral therapies out there and there is the current use of malaria treatment. Can you tell us what you think about that? 5. How does the immune system responds to infections? 6. We also have been hearing about people with COVID19 who become very ill and in some case die because of an overactive immune responses which result in a "cytokine storm". What are cytokines and what is a cytokines storm?  7. Can blood type impact someone’s susceptibility to COVID19 and their immune response?  8. What is the difference between passive and activity immunity? 9. How do we develop herd immunity?  Connect with Dr. Kerry Russell on Linkedin   Interested in learning more about YaleWomen - a community of alumna affiliated with Yale, visit YaleWomen at https://www.yalewomen.org This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
1:07:15
April 30, 2020
FAQs on the Epidemiology of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Epidemiologist Dr. Giovanni Filardo (Coronavirus COVID19 series)
"Without data, all you have are opinions" - Dr. Giovanni Filardo, MPH, PhD  What do statistical models really tell us about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID19)?   In this episode, on April 9, 2020, I interviewed Dr. Filardo who went over our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the epidemiology of coronavirus (COVID19). He will share with us his latest statistical model and his recommendations on using data and evidence, and not your gut feeling, to make informed decisions. Dr. Giovanni Filardo is a public health expert and epidemiologist who has created statistical models to understand the spread of coronavirus (COVID19). He has over 15 years of work experience in epidemiology, health services research, and comparative effectiveness.  He has received over $35 million from different funding agencies including the NIH and he published over 160 manuscripts and presented at more than 30 conferences. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Health Services Research at Baylor University Waco and Research Associate Professor of Statistics II at Southern Methodist University in Texas. Dr. Giovanni Filardo earned his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Emory University and his PhD in Epidemiology with a concentration in cardiovascular disease from Yale University.    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):  1. Based on the President Trump most recent briefing, the model showed that even with mitigation, we could expect between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths. What factors are taken into account for that model?  2. Did we overestimated the number of deaths? 3. What is happening with the COVID19 in term of testing or the lack of testing? 4. Why was there a delay at the start? Why didn’t the CDC use the test from WHO? Why did CDC want to make their own three tests which turned out only two of three were working? 5. What are countries have done to contain and/or mitigate covid-19? 6. What are the differences in characteristics of covid-19 positives among countries? 7. What is the difference in mortality rates among countries? 8. What are the risk factors associated with mortality? 9.  Are all countries testing for COVID-19 using WHO guidelines? 10. Are all countries assessing mortalities for COVID-19 using WHO guidelines? 11. How many ventilators do we 'actually" need to care for COVID-19 patients? 12. What will happen after we reach the ‘peak’? 13. How can we use surveillance using serological testing to assess how many people has been infected? 14. What are possible treatment available given the high number of ongoing studies? 15. What is the likelihood that we can develop a vaccine for those people who were not infected? How soon? 16.  Would it be better that we all ‘get infected’ in low doses to develop immunity and thus, herd immunity? 17.  How long do you think we would need to ’stay-at-home”? If you have public health topics or questions, please connect with me at keechanphd@gmail.com or visit the website: www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com and submit your question on the 'Contact Us' page.  Or leave a voice message on the https://anchor.fm/whatispublichealth Watch the Washington Post Questions/Answers (Q/A) with Dr. Giovanni Filardo on Youtube at https://youtu.be/SzoBV6kVWkA Follow Dr. Giovanni Filardo on Twitter @GioFila 
1:10:03
April 22, 2020
Prescribing Parks as Medicine for a Happier, Healthier Life with Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer (Coronavirus COVID19 Series)
You will learn why walking outside at the park, playing outside in green space with your children and just being outside for ten minutes and taking that nice deep breath of fresh air can help you live longer, protect your eyesight from blindness, and boost your immune responses.  Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer will show us why doctors need to start prescribing park as medicine to address many of our health issues and to improve our overall well-being. Dr. Stacy Bella Stryer is a board certified pediatrician in Maryland.  Through her career, she has served as a physician and health promotion and disease prevention coordinator within the Indian Health Service, also as a clinical pediatrician, and a pediatric subject expert for an online health website called Revolution Health.  Currently, Dr. Stryer is a medical officer within the federal government and a medical consultant with https://parkrxamerica.org, where she educates providers, schools and park agencies on the benefits of nature and park prescriptions; and works with the core team to strategize ways to motivate providers to prescribe nature.  Dr. Stryer also works with her local public school system to increase awareness and promote outdoor classrooms and green schoolyards.   She serves on Governor Hogan's task force for "Project Green Classrooms.” Dr. Stacy Stryer earned her BA in psychobiology at Wellesley College and MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine.   Connect with Dr. Stacy Stryer at https://parkrxamerica.org This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.keechanphd.com
49:09
April 16, 2020
Be Your Own Therapist in the Time of Corona with Dr. Hersch Knapp (Coronavirus COVID19 series)
"Find things and people that you’re grateful for" - Dr. Hersch Knapp  Dr. Hersch Knapp has background in clinical and trauma psychology and he will share with effective quarantine coping during the coronavirus pandemic.   He’ll go over how to manage our time, improve our emotional health and tips on schooling. This episode will cover how you can:  1. Manage your time and the media effectively 2. Get a good night sleep  3. Improve our emotional health  4. Learn the four-steps process in becoming your own therapist in the time of crisis  5. Tips on schooling  If you're interested in learning more effective communication strategies for yourself and for work, check out Dr. Hersch Knapp's book Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills (Publisher Sage), which is available on Amazon.  This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.keechanphd.com
40:03
April 10, 2020
Higher Ed Leadership on Coping with the Coronavirus with College President Michael Torrence (Coronavirus COVID19 Series)
Can Colleges Survive after the Coronavirus Pandemic?  Providing education is a critical arm in the public health system so society can move forward in the discovery, the development and the application of knowledge for the greater goods. If you are currently listening to the episode, it is late March 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic has changed our way of life as a global society. Restaurants, libraries, many businesses, many public gathering, and almost all schools in affected cities have closed nationwide and globally. The closure of schools has tremendous impact on our students, families, and communities. We are still trying to understand the unintended consequences of the current school closure policy on the future of our global societies. In this episode, Dr. Michael Torrence, the current President of Motlow State Community College in Tennessee,  will share his insights on how Higher Education institutional leaders have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. At his college, using online educational technology is a form of innovative teaching and learning. Here, Dr. Torrence will provide advice for other educational leader  to quickly adapt to the innovative disruption in traditional on-site educational platform and how he supported his faculty, staff and students through this time of uncertainty. We will cover the following topics: How the role of the College President of the Motlow State Community College in Tennessee has shifted since the coronavirus pandemic? How the administrative staff support students and faculty through this historic moment? Tips for 'brick-and-mortar' colleges for teaching an online curriculum.  Challenges, good news and unexpected positive along the way.   What leadership advice can you share with other administrators in education to appease the fears among the staff, faculty and student body Although most higher education institutions provide some type of online education because most college students have laptops and access to internet, but how the coronavirus pandemic will impact K-12 education.  How will the coronavirus pandemic impact college admission for Fall 2020 Leadership advice for leaders leading their organizations through this "new reality”? Words of encouragement to students everywhere Connect with Dr. Michael Torrence on Linkedin.   Learn more about Dr. Torrence on his College Website: https://www.mscc.edu/administration.aspx Learn to more about Motlow State Community College, visit https://www.mscc.edu This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
1:09:38
April 3, 2020
Should I Stay or Go Now Without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Coronavirus COVID19 Series)
Would we send our troops into war without guns, shields and protective gears? No. Then, why is it "okay" to send our healthcare workers into the battlefield against the coronavirus without proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves?  This episode is a honest conversation with a health worker who is very concerned for her safety and her family.  Many healthcare workers are thinking about quitting their jobs because they signed up to 'care for patients', not at the expense of their own lives.  Should they sacrifice their  own life for another?  We will cover the following questions with our healthcare worker:  How has healthcare work changed since the coronavirus pandemic? What do we know now about the virus?  How concerned should we be about running out of mask, gloves, and other hospital equipments? What is the current testing situation? If someone is feeling that they have “some” symptoms and are concerned, but there’s not enough tests, what can they do then?  How would you rate the US public health emergency response preparedness to the coronavirus pandemic?  What tips can we do to work through the "new normal" ? This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
43:19
April 3, 2020
What We Can Learn from Italy on Coronavirus with Dr. Sara Principi (Coronavirus COVID19 Series)
Do you have family and friends aboard who are facing uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic?  Sara Principi, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher who will share how her family and friends are coping with the situation in Italy and we can learn from them. Sara is from Italy and graduated in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 and then moved to Spain for her PhD in Medical Technologies. She is currently at a postdoctoral researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she does computational modeling of CT scan clinical scenarios. Sara will share her story of her family's situation in Italy and what we can learn from their situation since the whole world is watching Italy as preview of what may happen in the US, if we do not flatten curve with strict public health measure.  Learning from each other will help us face our concerns collectively, and thus, embrace living and thriving through this 'new normal' together. Connect with Sara Principi, PhD on Linkedin.   This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
34:39
April 3, 2020
Learn to Read Statistics Without Math with Dr. Hersch Knapp
Statistics is the universal language.  If you have a fear of math and stats, but you know it is important for your work and you need to know for your job promotion, then listen on to learn five statistic commonly used in public health and healthcare. At the end of this episode, you have a better of the why statisitc is important and you’ll be able to read statistics with confidence. Dr. Hersch Knapp, a researcher who has created and oversees the Nurse Research Fellowship and Mentorship Programs, guiding nurses in deriving and implementing applied health science research, computing statistical results, and publishing and presenting their findings.  His clinical specialty is emergency and trauma psychology in medical / surgical, ICU, CCU, Oncology, ER, and code blue team.  He’s participated in a variety of research domains including improving HIV diagnostic testing, telehealth, remote learning, and general health care.  He regularly teaches research methodology and statistics courses at universities including UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State San Bernardino, and USC.  He’s published multiple scientific papers as well as textbooks on effective clinical communication and statistics. Connect with Dr. Hersch Knapp at Linkedin.  This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
35:53
April 3, 2020
A Story of a Virus, Faith, and Hope That Saved His Life with John Haverty
"Never Give Up on Your Life" - John Haverty.   John Haverty is a chef, a family man, a patient who was battling a stubborn bacterial infection in his leg for over 10 years.  He wasn’t able to walk and put both feet on the ground for over 10 year.  Doctors at Mayo Clinic were about to amputate John's leg as the last resort until a virus (called Phage Therapy) saved his life. Antibiotic resistance is now a public health crisis because we have these ’smart bacterial bug’ that can change and develop the ability to defeat the drugs that were designed to kill them.    If you believe in miracle and want to believe in miracle, then this episode is for you and your loved one, who may be at struggling to find success with conventional Western Medicine and are considering to explore experimental therapy. Why is Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health issue? The causes of antibiotic resistance are due to many reasons such as: 1. Over-prescription of antibiotics 2. Patients not finishing the entire antibiotic course 3. Overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming 4. Poor infection control in health care settings 5. Poor hygiene and sanitation 6. Absence of new antibiotics being discovered This episode will cover: 1. How John almost gave up on his leg until a supportive loved one helped him to find the courage to fight the last fight 2. What is phage therapy using Adaptive Phage Therapeutics 3. How can patient apply for the use of experimental therapy through the "compassion use clause with the Federal Drug and Administration (FDA)" 4 How phage therapy is administered in the clinic 5. What is the cost of phage therapy 6. How to advocate for your own life, because no one else will. Resources: 1. Connect with John Haverty by email at Chefjmh57@gmail.com 2. Learn more about the Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company founded to provide an effective therapy to global rise of multi-drug resistance pathogenic bacteria at http://www.aphage.com 3. Learn more about the research on phage therapy at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/medicine/divisions/idgph/research/center-innovative-phage-applications-and-therapeutics/Pages/default.aspx 4. Check out the book "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir", by Stephanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson 5. Connect with others on Facebook Group: Phage Page This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
56:40
March 27, 2020
How to Test, Prevent, and Treat Coronavirus (COVID19) with Dr. Kee Chan (Coronavirus COVID19 Series)
With Dr. Kee Chan's background in public health, management, and infectious disease epidemiology, Dr. Chan has been asked to share her thoughts on the coronavirus. This is what Dr. Chan knows so far and here are her responses to following questions.  Visit her website at https://keechanphd.com If you have questions for her, please connect with her: Email at keechanphd@gmail.com. Connect Kee Chan, PhD, MBA on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/keechan Leave a voice message on the Anchor Link here.  https://anchor.fm/whatispublichealth The list of questions answered in the podcast episode: 1. What is the coronavirus?  2. How does the coronavirus infect us? 3. How do we get sick? 4. Have we ever seen anything like this before? 5. How does the Coronavirus compared to other viruses? 6. How infectious is the COVID19? 7. What are recommendations to contain the spread of the virus?  8.  Why does social distancing work? Where did the evidence come from? 9. What does it mean to "Flatten the Curve” for our community? 10. What can we learn from other countries about flattening the curve (thus, stopping the spread of the virus)? 11. How do I test for Coronavirus ? 12. What are possible treatment? 13. Where are we now and where are we going? 14. Are there any good news? 15. Where do we go from here? This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
22:59
March 20, 2020
Lessons Learned from Public Health Practice with Richard Sewell
You will learn the roles of local, state and governmental department in public health. We will specifically discuss the roles of infectious disease management, especially in handling the coronavirus outbreak, and what you can do to prevent infections.  Richard Sewell has a long history of involvement in health and human services policy formulation, management, and community affairs in the Chicago area.  He was Executive Director of the health systems agency for Suburban Cook County and DuPage County, Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and Executive Director of the Chicago Health Policy Council at the University of Chicago, and former Associate Dean of Public Health Practice at the University of Illinois Chicago.  Richard will share his lessons learned in management and leadership working in public health practice.   Contact with Richard Sewell at richiehuston@gmail.com A brief introduction to Richard Sewell  What is the role of public health department in containing the spread of the coronavirus? What can the general public do to help in addressing infectious disease management? What are different careers path in Public Health? What is the difference between public health “research” and public health “practice” What do you know now that you didn’t know then?  What is the gap in our public health training? What are the three top public health issues are we still dealing with? What are the upstream factors that impacts violence and downstream factors impacted by violence? What is golden nugget of advice to public health professionals? What is Richard Sewell’s up to now? Pre-order the Textbook "Advanced Management and Leadership in Population Health" Richard Sewell and Kee Chan (Publisher Jones and Bartlett Learning Publication date Fall 2020)  Interested in being a guest on my podcast? Contact Dr. Kee Chan at keechanphd@gmail.com This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
50:06
March 20, 2020
Top 20 Emerging Careers in Public Health with Dr. Kee Chan
Are you ready to explore a career that impact the lives of community? Do you want to improve population health and public health?  Based on her research and discussions with colleagues in the field of public health,  Dr. Kee Chan will highlight the top 20 emerging careers in public health.  Dr. Chan will share a brief job description, the education/work experience requirements, and salary range for each job listed below:  Contact with Dr. Kee Chan via email at keechanphd@gmail.com or leave a voice message on podcast website.   1. Health And Wellness Manager 2. Public Health Engineer 3. Biostatistician 4  Public Health Nurse 5. Epidemiologist 6. Emergency Preparedness Specialist 7. Health Promotion Program Coordinator 8. Nutritionist/Dietician 9. Health Center Administrator 10. Management Policy Advisor 11. Health Communications Specialist 12. Community Health Worker 13. Public Health Attorney 14. Policy Advisor 15. Public Health Journalist 16. Public Health Veterinarian 17. Public Health Physician 18. Outcomes Researcher 19. Mental Health Researcher 20. Professor Of Public Health This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com
45:28
March 20, 2020
Introducing the “What is Public Health” Podcast
This is the "What is Public Health Podcast" with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at www.keechanphd.com 
03:26
December 16, 2019