Public Health Insight

Public Health Insight

The Public Health Insight Podcast is a roundtable conversational style podcast hosted by a diverse team of public health professionals. Ranked 7th on the ‘Top 15 Public Health Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021’, the podcast highlights a variety of different public health issues by facilitating informative conversations to inspire community action. To date, the podcast has featured high-profile guests in the field of public health and global health, and has built an audience in more than 3,000 cities in over 130 countries. Subscribe now and join the podcast movement.

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January 18, 2022 46 min

Whether you’ve just completed your Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or have been working in the public health field for a while, there are always opportunities to continue advancing your career and add value to your workplace. In this episode of the Public Health Podcast, we talk about 5 certifications you should pursue to advance your public health career or to become more competitive in the job market.

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    For over 50 years, St. Leonard’s Community Services (SLCS), London and Region has been dedicated to a community where everyone feels safe, valued and supported. St. Leonard’s accomplishes this by implementing and advocating for improved policies, procedures, and service delivery within the justice system, through a range of youth and adult community programs. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Michael Oates, Exec...

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    What happens when a corporate defence attorney goes from representing large powerful chemical manufacturing companies to fighting against them after learning that their environmental toxic waste was connected to a growing number of unexplained diseases and deaths in animals and humans? In this episode of Rewind, a new limited series by the Public Health Insight Podcast, we take a closer look at Dark Waters - a movie released in 201...

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    After launching the podcast in March 2020, Public Health Insight has grown into so much more than we could have ever imagined. In this special episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we take the opportunity to reintroduce ourselves by sharing our mission, vision, projects, initiatives, ongoing work to date, and some of our upcoming plans for the future.


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  • Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®
  • Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®
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    The graduate application season is upon us and many people are curious about the various ways they can maximize their chances of being accepted to Master of Public Health (MPH) programs. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will be talking about what you can do to stand out amongst a crowd of outstanding applicants.

    Podcast Host

  • Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®
  • Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®
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    You just finished your undergrad or you’ve been working for awhile now and have decided to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, but what do you need to know before submitting your application and how do you stand out? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will be sharing our experience to help guide you as you prepare your MPH graduate program applications and how to decide which MPH program to choose.

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    December 7, 2021 33 min

    TikTok is a short video-sharing social media platform that has grown quickly since its launch garnering over 1 billion monthly global users. Although we might get lost in the endless scrolling and engaging aspects of this platform, in this episode we will be learning about some of the public health concerns related to TikTok and what we need to know in order to better protect our populations from adverse health outcomes so we can b...

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    The One Health approach informs the way we address complex problems affecting all organisms on the planet. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we talk about lessons learned from One Health Connect (OHC) 2021 - a virtual event co-organized by the Public Health Insight, which aimed to highlight the importance of transdisciplinary approaches to address present and future challenges that threaten human, animal, and en...

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    It is more important now than ever that people are able to speak with colleagues, friends, family, and the general public about controversial topics, but how do we create a safe space to have those conversations?

    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Thomson, Veterinarian, Educator, Science Policy Advisor, and the Founder of One Health Lessons, remains to share some ways you can engage in conversations with peopl...

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    What if you learned the real story of the woman behind the development of mRNA vaccine technology and realized it wasn’t as straightforward of a journey as you previously thought? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Thomson, Veterinarian, Educator, Science Policy Advisor, and the Founder of One Health Lessons, remains to share why teaching children can help you to become a better science communicator and how s...

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    November 9, 2021 19 min

    Science communication is a term that has been at the forefront of public discourse as of recently, but what does it even mean? Is it more of an art or is it more for science? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Deborah Thomson, Veterinarian, Educator, Science Policy Advisor, and the Founder of One Health Lessons, joins us to talk about the importance of science communication and where it fits in the One Health...

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    Medical technology and precision medicine have come a long way, and many people assume that the process of researching, discovering, and producing new drugs has never been easier. What if you learned that the last entirely original class of antibiotic was discovered in the late 1980s? 

    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Mr. Schacht remains to discuss:

  • Geographical distribution of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infec...
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    Antimicrobials are a broad range of medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals, and plants, including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Flemming has been widely recognized as one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 20th century, but what happens when there are no new antimicrobials being discovered and the ones we have availabl...

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    Usually, when we talk about resolving issues, one of the things that often comes to mind is allocating more resources and throwing more money at the problem. When it comes to addressing homelessness, two experts caution against this approach as cities with bigger budgets do not necessarily have more effective solutions for homelessness. 

    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Linda and Tamiru, from Bloomberg Associate...

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    According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and of their family…” This raises the question, why do so many people live on the streets sleeping tough? 

    Homelessness is a complex issue that affects people living in cities across the world. In this episode, we will be speaking with two change-makers from Bloomberg Associates...

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    Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness or disorders. So what's the difference between mental health and mental illness? The Two Continua Model of Mental Health and Illness illustrates that it is possible for people to have positive mental health while having a mental illness, just as it is possible to have poor mental health without having a mental illness.

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    What if everything we currently know about mental health and mental illness is wrong? According to the World Health Organization, by 2030, depression will be among the leading conditions for disability and morbidity - second only to heart disease. Clearly, something is not working. Traditionally, mental health is defined as the absence of mental illness. Is this definition enough? 


    Dr. Corey Keyes once said, “We wait for people to b...

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    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Sereda remains with us to share her experience as the lead physician practicing street outreach medicine to support people who use street-level drugs, people living in homelessness, and women involved in the survival sex trade through London Intercommunity Health Centre’s Safe Opioid Supply program, which is currently the longest-running of its kind in Canada.


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    In the period between 2016 and 2021, more than 19,000 Canadians have died of overdoses related to the toxic street supply of drugs. Opioid-related deaths have further increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of a variety of factors, such as disruptions in wrap-around support services, reallocation of resources, and challenges to overall mental health and well-being. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr...

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    LinkedIn is considered one of the leading social media platforms for professional networking and some employers now actively investigate the digital footprints of potential candidates before making hiring decisions.

    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Kamara Toffolo, Resume Writer, LinkedIn Consultant, and Job Search Strategist, joins us to talk about some strategies you can use to make your LinkedIn profile stand ...

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