Public Health Insight

Public Health Insight

The Public Health Insight Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. The podcast covers all things public health and global health, from the sustainable development goals to the social determinants of health, as well as interesting dialogues about the diverse career opportunities that exist in the fields. Since its launch in March 2020, the podcast has featured more than 40 high-profile guests and has built an audience in more than 5,000 cities in over 190 countries.

Episodes

May 21, 2024 43 mins

Job interviewing is one of the most under-practiced skills in the development of public health professionals.

In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Gordon and Purva discuss tips and tricks for preparing for job interviews. They emphasize: 

◼️ the importance of thoroughly reviewing the job posting;
◼️ aligning your skills and experiences with the requirements;
◼️ the significance of developing a professional br...

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine has moved through various stages since its initial appearance and with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and now with the ongoing conflict with Russia. Now, Ukraine currently ranks second in terms of HIV prevalence in the European region.

The access and uptake of preventative and medical services related to HIV remains a challenge for a country that ranked second in HIV prevalence in Europe. This is what...

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Infectious Disease Doctors are often referred to as medical detectives. Ones who investigate clues from a variety of sources to then put all the pieces together to identify a root cause. 

Inspired by interests in her childhood, Dr. Lopatina shares her journey into medicine and her passion for infectious diseases on the Public Health Insight Podcast. She discusses her first experiences working with patients during the early days of t...

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Looking for some guidance and inspiration to pursue consulting or entrepreneurship in public health?


In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley shares her thoughts on the need for more innovation and adaptability in public health work to address the evolving needs of communities. She talks about serving large non-profit organizations through her consulting company, as well as how she got ...

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Epidemiologists work in many different industries - from non-profits to government and even in private industries like pharmaceuticals, with each experience providing transferable knowledge and skills.

What you'll hear in this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast is our conversation with Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley where she shares her motivation for launching one of the first independent public health podcasts, Public...

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Epidemiologists are the eyes and ears of public health but not all careers unfold the same.

 What you'll hear in this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast is our conversation with Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley about her discovery of public health and our journey into epidemiology. She discusses her academic pursuits, including her bachelor's degree in liberal arts and her Master's and PhD in public he...

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Approximately 115 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose, amounting to more than 400,000 deaths in the last two decades alone. The numbers are high, but we must never forget that there's a story behind every single number. Making progress in addressing this crisis requires systems thinking across a multitude of sectors and industries.

What you’ll hear in this episode of the Public Health Insight Podca...

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There are many stories out there about how the opioid crisis has now become one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. Some stories may be more accurate than others, but to get to the truth and truly understand the current opioid crisis, we must go back in time.

What you'll hear in this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast is our conversation with Dr. Jennifer Loeffler-Cobia, where we develop a chronologi...

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The opioid crisis is as rampant as any other time in history and a lot of work remains to be done until we can feel the progress being made.  Every so often though, we have the privilege of meeting someone behind the work, someone who's committed a significant portion of their profession and of their lives to creating a world where the opioid epidemic is no more. 

What you’ll hear in this episode of the Public Health Insight Po...

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What is the role of organizations, communities, and governments in making people happy and satisfied with their lives?

In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we conclude our conversation with Dr. Paul Dolan to have a discussion about:

◼️ The underrated power of conversations and challenging social norms. 

◼️ Designing workplaces that fosters a sense of belonging and purpose.

◼️ Governments playing more of a rol...

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Can we define happiness simply as an algebraic equation with the feeling of happiness on one side and a variety of other variables on the other?

In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we continue the conversation with Dr. Paul Dolan about the determinants of happiness, why it's so challenging to measure it, the midlife crisis phenomenon, the opportunity costs of attention, exploring whether money truly makes you ...

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If you could have one thing, anything in the world, What would that be? Would it be money or would it be health, happiness, or some combination?  

In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Paul Dolan to try and get to the bottom of all of this. Dr. Dolan is a Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the London School of Economics, with research interests mainly in human behavior, happiness, and the relati...

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From getting bogged down in paperwork to saying no to bribes, Dr. Marc-David Munk spills it all on the Public Health Insight Podcast.

In this final episode in the three-part series “Urgent Calls From Distant Places,” Dr. Munk highlights the shift in demographics of illness in Africa, stories involving intense emergency situations racing against the clock, the universal language of care, and when individual patient care conflicts wit...

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How can the U.S. spend more per capita on healthcare than any other high-income country and still report such high levels of patient dissatisfaction? 

In the second episode of a three-part series “Urgent Calls From Distant Places,” Dr. Munk discusses his decision to focus on healthcare administration to address the dysfunction, which he categorizes as a moral failure of healthcare. The conversation concludes with lessons he learned ...

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From the U.S. to Qatar, to East Africa, Dr. Marc-David Munk joins the Public Health Insight Podcast to share some captivating stories about his urgent calls from distant places.

In this first episode of a three-part series “Urgent Calls From Distant Places,” Dr. Munk shares his journey from studying humanities to becoming an emergency physician and his experiences in Africa. He discusses his realizations about the dysfunction in the...

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The Soondra Foundation provides cash grants to India's working poor during medical emergencies by partnering with local organizations on the ground to ensure funds are used effectively. 

In the final episode of a three-part series “Medical Emergencies, Financial Catastrophes, & India’s Hope,” Gayayti shares how the foundation provides initial admission money to prevent financial catastrophes for families, the impact of the ...

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Many families in India are making difficult choices every day as a result of unplanned medical expenses, with the government relying on out-of-pocket costs to cover almost two-thirds of India’s healthcare expenditure.

In the second episode of a three-part series “Medical Emergencies, Financial Catastrophes, & India’s Hope,” Gayatri discusses the importance of getting patients into the hospital and the financial challenges they f...

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After a fulfilling 30-year career as a clinician, researcher, and professor, Gayatri wondered what was in store for her next chapter. That next chapter involved founding The Soondra Foundation, which provides immediate healthcare access to India's working poor during medical emergencies. 

In this first episode of a three-part series “Medical Emergencies, Financial Catastrophes, & India’s Hope,” Gayayti shares the most memor...

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From its importance in providing jobs and income to contributing to global GDP, the environment's connection to human and animal health can never be overstated. 

In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we share a clip from our One Health Connect event hosted in 2021, where Doreen Robinson discusses the staggering impact of nature on human well-being and the urgency to adopt a true one health approach. Doreen is a ...

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“One thing which we have not been able to convey about antimicrobials is that it is a natural resource…just like your food, air, and water.” In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we share a clip from our One Health Connect event hosted in 2021, where Dr. Walia provides a comprehensive overview of the Indian experience with Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), shedding light on the initiatives undertaken by her organizati...

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