Population Health Plug-In

Population Health Plug-In

POPulation Health Plug-In is a podcast series that highlights emerging public health topics and issues that affect population health. Produced by the UAB School of Public Health, this show interviews experts from academia, practitioners in the field, and alumni to delve deeper into a variety of health-related topics. The broadcast also raises awareness of the work community-based organizations do to improve population health and healthcare in our community and how the UAB School of Public Health partners with these organizations.

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November 22, 2021 19 min

According to Pathways’ news release, one in 23 children in Alabama will experience homelessness before the age of six and most of the state’s homeless children in that age group living in Jefferson County. Only three percent of those children have access to federally-funded early childhood education. Ms. Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to talk about this population and how Pathways is able to provide care fo...

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On this episode of Population Health Plug-In, we interview recent SOPH alum, Aaron Royer, about his summer internship with the Coosa Riverkeeper. Aaron shares information about the Riverkeeper, activities he coordinated, and tips for future students considering completing internships.
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July 15, 2021 14 min
Ms. Bambi Ingram and Dr. Julie Price join the podcast to talk about sustainability, what it is and what UAB and the School of Public Health are doing to help reduce waste and protect the environment. For more information on sustainability programs and initiatives at UAB please visit https://www.uab.edu/sustainability.
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In this podcast, Ashley Chappell, MPH and Greg Pavela, PhD discuss the educational and research experiences leading to Ashley's current position as a Disease Intervention Specialist at the Jefferson County Department of Health.
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March 30, 2021 44 min
March is National Nutrition Month! Learn more about the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to MyPlate, to food insecurity and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and health behavior theory from UAB’s Dr. Greg Pavela and Ms. Tara Harman. Links: Dietary Guidelines for Americans: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/ My Plate: https://www.myplate.gov/ Food Insecurity: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-s...
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Career Conversations is an opportunity for you to hear from a UAB School of Public Health alum. During this episode, Meena Nabavi, MPH, interviews SOPH Alum Stacie June Shelton, Global Head of Education and Advocacy, Dove Self-Esteem Project, Unilever, Dove Global Masterbrand, London, United Kingdom. Ms. Shelton received an MPH from the SOPH in 2001 with a Behavioral Health concentration.
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February 22, 2021 19 min
Career Conversations is an opportunity to hear from a UAB School of Public Health alum. In this Career Conversation, Elena Kidd, MPH, will interview SOPH Alum Jeff Stover, Executive Advisor to the Health Commissioner at the Virginia Department of Health. Mr. Stover received an MPH from the SOPH in 1997 in Epidemiology.
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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent cervical cancer cases plus a range of other cancers, including many for which there is no routine screening. In this episode of Population Health Plug-In, Dr. Andrzej Kulczycki dives deep into who should get the HPV vaccine, vaccine safety and efficacy, as well as what is needed to improve HPV vaccination rates in the United States.
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The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It’s so common that approximately 80% of people will be infected with HPV at some point. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer. In this episode of Population Health Plug-In, Dr. Andrzej Kulczycki s...
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Join us as we talk to University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health alum Rosalind Robinson. Ms. Robinson graduated with a Master’s of Public Health degree in International Health and Epidemiology from the UAB SOPH in 2001. Rosalind has been a part of the organ and tissue donation community for more than 15 years. She currently holds the position of the Assistant Manager of the Family Care Coordinator Program at LifeL...
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November 5, 2020 22 min
As most of America has been asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and limit exposure to others, there is a group of people who cannot: the homeless. Ms. Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to talk about this vulnerable population during the pandemic and how a local shelter, Pathways, is able to safely provide housing, care, and food to this population.
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Dr. Lisa McCormick, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the UAB School of Public Health talks about public health perspectives associated with plastic waste and the impact of COVID-19 on plastic pollution.
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The Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal, or RURAL, Study aims to develop a better understanding of risk factors associated with high burdens of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in rural areas of Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Dr. Suzanne Judd, co-principal investigator of the RURAL Study, shares more about the mobile clinics being used to provide medical exams for study participants in rural counties of A...

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Dr. Robinson earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the UAB School of Public Health in 1998. In 2001, she began working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, and currently serves as the Deputy Executive Secretary of HHS. She has dedicated over 19 years of service to the Federal government. Learn more about her career and story since graduating from the Schoo...
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February 11, 2020 15 min
Dr. Rachael Lee, an assistant professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Disease, joined our podcast to talk about what is currently known about the 2019 novel coronavirus.
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February 2, 2020 16 min
Dr. Suzanne Judd, nutritional epidemiologist and professor in UAB’s School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, joins us on this episode of the podcast to talk about risk factors associated with heart disease and ways to improve health outcomes as part of February's American Heart Month.
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January 23, 2020 10 min
Michael Hansen, executive director of the Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (GASP), joins us to discuss the organization’s mission to advance healthy air & environmental justice in the greater-Birmingham area through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
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December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, and as part of raising awareness of the issue, Dr. Ana Belén Araúz, a physician specializing in Infectious  Diseases at Hospital Santo Tomas in Panama recently visited UAB. While she was here, we interviewed her to learn more about  HIV/AIDS testing, treatment, and care in her home country.
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Listen in as Jeff Burrowes shares his story of how his career has evolved and lessons learned during his journey.
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October 31, 2019 12 min
Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to discuss the organization’s mission of empowering women and children to end homelessness in Birmingham Alabama.
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