Columbia Public Health Now Podcast

Where people live and work, what they eat, how much they exercise (or don't), these factors all contribute enormously to the health of populations. So does policy, access to healthcare, and much more. Columbia Public Health Now asks Columbia faculty to weigh in on the public health challenges of today and consider their implications for the health and well-being of populations around the world.

This spring, we are exploring the novel coronavirus. COVID-19's global spread is without historical precedent, touching on all aspects of society. Join us as we attempt to unravel some of the mystery around this virus and its many impacts on individuals and communities both local and global.

 

Season 1

Listen here, on SoundCloud, Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, and more platforms to come.

EPISODE 5: The invisible toll of the epidemic

April 1, 2020

Dr. Diana Hernandez, a keen observer of the burden of health inequity on the poor and working class, explores how those communities are particularly impacted by the pandemic.

EPISODE 4: HEALTH SYSTEMS (DYS)FUNCTION

March 24, 2020

Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, a veteran of the HIV, tuberculosis and Ebola epidemics of the past decades, provides some perspective on the lessons learned from previous outbreaks and how knowledge is our greatest defense.

EPISODE 3: NEXT MOVES, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

March 19, 2020

Famed “virus hunter” Dr. W. Ian Lipkin answers your questions about what a virus is, where did COVID-19 come from, and what’s on the horizon for potential treatments.

EPISODE 2: FLATTENING THE CURVE?

March 17, 2020

Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology and director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program, discusses approaches to control the spread of COVID-19 and contain the virus.

EPISODE 1: SO, HOW DID WE GET HERE?

March 13, 2020

Dr. Stephen Morse professor of epidemiology and director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program is a globally recognized infectious disease expert who walks us through what we know so far about the origin of COVID-19.

Our Host 

Maria Andriella O'BrienMaria Andriella O’Brien is deputy chief of staff at Columbia Mailman's School of Public Health. She received both her MBA and MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University.

 

 

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