Contagious Conversations show

Contagious Conversations

Summary: Curious about the people who are making the world healthier and safer for us all, and what set them on that path? Get inspired as the CDC Foundation interviews experts who share their unique perspectives on today’s toughest health challenges, such as antibiotic resistance, global disease outbreaks, health equality and more.

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 16: Raising Your Voice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:22

Chief Lynn Malerba has served as a registered nurse, as director of Cardiology and Pulmonary Services at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, as chairwoman of the Tribal Council and now as the first female Chief of the Mohegan Tribe. And she’s now drawing on this full history as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps disproportionately through the Native American population.

 15: A Crash Course in Contact Tracing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:07

How much do you really know about contact tracing? And would you have what it takes to be a successful contact tracer? Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health takes listeners through the essential ins and outs of contact tracing during a public health crisis like COVID-19.

 14: This Is an All-Hands-on-Deck Moment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:38

Daniel E. Dawes is the director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, an institute laser-focused on advancement of health equity. Now Dawes sits down with Claire Stinson to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and marginalized populations, and the importance of understanding political determinants of health in the context of American history.

 Season 5 Trailer: Contagious Conversations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27

In the fifth season of Contagious Conversations, each of our episodes takes a deep look at the COVID-19 pandemic from a different perspective. Our guest experts discuss health equity and COVID-19's disproportionate impact on people of color, the challenges and opportunities facing tribal nations in the time of coronavirus, what's really involved in contact tracing, and more.

 13. Redefining the Unacceptable | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:46

What does our nation need from the next generation of the public health workforce? Emory University's Dr. Jim Curran discusses the demands ahead and how our universities, associations and employers are preparing people to meet them. Dr. Curran also discusses his work at CDC during the very early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, how far the world has come since that challenging time, and the road to eliminating the disease entirely.

 12. Public Health's a Team Activity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:29

As executive director of the American Public Health Association, Dr. Georges Benjamin knows how important it is that everyone can see themselves under the "big tent" of public health. Find out how he and the APHA's diverse membership drive impact by staying focused on three bedrock priorities.

 11: Humanitarian Aid Beyond Borders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:38

Obstetrician-gynecologist and physician Dr. Rasha Khoury shares her experiences with Doctors Without Borders: a international humanitarian organization that provides medical aid where the need is greatest, and the recipient of the CDC Foundation's Fries Prize for Improving Health.

 Season 4 Trailer: Contagious Conversations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15

Contagious Conversations features compelling interviews with people who are making the world safer and healthier for us all. In season 4, our guest experts share their perspectives on some of the world's toughest health challenges, including global maternal health, the evolution of public health in America, and what it takes to be part of the next generation of the public health workforce.

 10: The Answer Is on the Playground | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:57

For our tenth episode, we sit down with the CDC Foundation's own president and CEO, Dr. Judy Monroe. Dr. Monroe shares shares stories from her recent trip to West Africa: meeting Ebola survivors and the many individuals who are making an impact on global health, the progress made since the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak, and the ongoing challenges and needs in the region.

 09: Celebrating the Invisible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:11

Dr Michael McGinnis is an epidemiologist, health policy expert and Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer at the National Academy of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. McGinnis discusses the Smallpox Eradication Program, his pivotal work related to the leading causes of death in the United States, and how he created some of the world's most influential approaches around disease prevention efforts.

 08: An Advocate for Flint | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:49

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician and a public health advocate whose research helped expose the Flint water crisis. In this episode, Dr. Mona shares how she became an advocate for the people of Flint, and discusses the community-centered work that is creating a better future for families and children in Flint today.

 07: On the Frontlines of Public Service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:36

Joining Claire Stinson today is Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this episode, Dr. Redfield shares his thoughts on eliminating HIV in the United States by 2030, why opioid disorder is the public health crisis of our time, and what it’s like to work with a team that puts science and data into action to improve the human condition.

 Season 3 Trailer: Contagious Conversations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07

Contagious Conversations features compelling interviews with people who are making the world safer and healthier for us all. This season, we'll talk with experts who are working on some of the world's toughest health challenges, including advocating for safe water for the children of Flint, tackling the Ebola crisis, ending the AIDS epidemic and developing policy that creates healthier lives.

 06: Ending Polio for Good | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:28

Joining Claire Stinson today is Carol Pandak, the director of PolioPlus, Rotary International’s global effort to eradicate polio. In this episode, Carol shares the progress we've made in polio eradication and how health workers are making an impact in their communities.

 05: The State of Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:52

Dr. Rebekah Gee is the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. Dr. Gee is also an OB-GYN and a trained policy expert who has served in numerous state and national policy roles. In this episode, Dr. Gee shares her inspiring path to becoming the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, and how she is working to fight health challenges such as Hepatitis C in Louisiana. 


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