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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
Global Caveat is the podcast that explores the vast field of global health. Global health scientists Diana Klatt and Susanna Park discuss topics, such as research and fieldwork, with each other and guests to examine the connection between health and the sciences and how we have to work together for health, humanity, and the earth. Episodes are not endorsements for organizations discussed on the show. Music by Hawt Coco. Produced by Global Caveat, Inc.
 
By the year 2050 we will have 10 billion people on our planet - a sixth of whom will be in India. If we want to feed all 10 billion of us in a sustainable, healthy and just way, we need to reimagine how we source our food. Feeding ourselves cannot come at the cost of global health, worsening greenhouse gas emissions, excessive land, water and resource use, zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistance, and needless suffering. Last season, we brought you a ringside view of the next food revolution ...
 
Created by Phoenix-based Scientific Technologies Corporation (http://www.stchealth.com/), the Ideas Start Here podcast will serve as an ally in the fight against vaccine-preventable disease by aiding, educating and uplifting those on the front lines through info bytes, personal stories, and qualified expert commentary.
 
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According to a new report by the Network for Public Health Law, several states are considering or have passed legislation to limit the ability of public health agencies to respond to infectious disease and other emergencies. At stake are the ability of health departments to impose quarantine to save lives or require masks for any conditions, includ…
 
Move over COVID, there’s a new sheriff in town. While the COVID-19 continues to garner international attention, strains of avian influenza (“bird flu”) are lurking - ready to spark the next pandemic. Is BIRD-FLU-22 next? . sources . https://scitechdaily.com/global-spread-of-the-highly-pathogenic-h5n8-avian-influenza-virus-is-a-serious-public-health…
 
As a 2004 Olympic silver medalist in swimming and public health expert at the Center for Health Security, Dr. Tara Kirk Sell is uniquely positioned to talk about what to expect at next month's Olympics. Dr. Sell talks with Stephanie Desmon about how the Olympic committees are working to keep athletes safe, what could go wrong, and why we need the O…
 
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), the senior House appropriator and a respected national leader on health security at home and abroad, has served on the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security since 2018. In this wide-ranging conversation, he reflects on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre of the Black Greenwood community; the “succe…
 
With millions of Americans still unvaccinated and dangerous variants continuing to spread, the footrace against the virus continues into the summer months. Want to help? The Made to Save Coalition is a national grassroots effort to ensure communities hardest hit by COVID-19 have access to vaccines and accurate, timely information. Chris Wyant, exec…
 
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative offers full scholarship for MPH and DrPH degrees to people working on the front lines of key challenges to health in the United States. This special episode of the Initiative's American Health Podcast features an interview with host Shane Bryan and scholarship recipient and "Bloomberg fellow" Julianah Marie,…
 
Maryland’s new Health Equity Resource Act will provide more than $50 million to support community-led plans that advance health equity. What might these plans include? Where did this idea come from? Dr. Josh Sharfstein interviews Michelle Spencer, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who previously led the develop…
 
Krishna Udayakumar explains how he systematically assembled data to make sense of the fast-moving global marketplace in vaccines, amid the pandemic, building on prior trust with private and public entities, and positioning the Duke Global Health Innovation Center as the go-to source. Starting in late 2020, that meant painting the picture of worseni…
 
The Baltimore Convention Field Hospital was established in the spring of 2020 by the state of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland to fight COVID. A few weeks ago, Dr. Josh Sharfstein was invited inside the 100,000 square foot field hospital’s command center to meet with Director Dr. Jim Ficke and Deputy Director Dr. Chuck Callah…
 
After being fully vaccinated, only 50% of people who are immunocompromised show an antibody response against COVID-19, compared with 100% of those with a typical immune system. Hopkins transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev talks with Stephanie Desmon about how the immune response is blunted in individuals taking medications for organ transplants or wh…
 
While gun violence has increased in most cities, Richmond, California, has seen a marked decrease in the last decade thanks to an organization that works with the people most likely to be the victims of gun violence: the shooters themselves. Guest host Dr. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy, …
 
Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission, has launched an ambitious fast-moving planning effort to scope what a commission on the pandemic in America would examine, how it would be organized, what value it would deliver, how it would navigate our treacherous political terrain, why it needs to move fast to nail down what happ…
 
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative offers full scholarships for MPH and DrPH degrees to people working on the front lines of key challenges to health in the United States. This special episode of the Initiative's American Health Podcast features an interview with host Shane Bryan and "Bloomberg fellow" Ashley Hickson, a senior policy associat…
 
In this episode, Dr. Josh Sharfstein talks with Hopkins researchers who break down three papers looking at the effectiveness of different COVID-19 vaccines against variants of concern. Carli Jones, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, talks about some good news from a study looking at the effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine aga…
 
At the beginning of the pandemic, it seemed like COVID-19 didn’t really affect young people. But a recent uptick in cases and hospitalizations among younger adults could point to the transmissibility of newer variants. Dr. Emily Martin, an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about h…
 
In this episode, we explore how to incorporate sustainable low waste activities into your daily lives. What does it mean to be plastic free? What are steps you can take to create lower impact? Tune in today to learn more about the sister duo, Lin and Toni Sappong, behind Plastic Free Toronto, and their work! Guest: Lin and Toni Sappong Hosts: Susan…
 
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative offers full scholarship for MPH and DrPH degrees to people working on the front lines of key challenges to health in the United States. This special episode of the Initiative's American Health Podcast features an interview with host Shane Bryan and scholarship recipient and "Bloomberg fellow" Katherine Chon,…
 
Dr. Justin Lessler, an infectious disease epidemiologist, returns to the podcast to talk to Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the Scenario Modeling Hub’s models for the fall of 2021. Researchers projected what could happen under four scenarios of vaccination rates and viral control measures. The upshot? As has been the case since the beginning, what happen…
 
Police violence is one of the most observable manifestations of structural racism in the US, but is addressing this a matter of finding the “bad actors” or rethinking the system altogether? Guest host Dr. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy, talks with Tracey Meares, professor of law and found…
 
After 9-11, the US government convened a crisis commission to investigate what happened and why, and to glean lessons to inform crisis prevention and response in the future. Philip Zelikow, the executive director of the 9-11 Commission, talks with Stephanie Desmon about laying the groundwork for a COVID-19 Commission. They talk about why it’s so im…
 
According to the ACLU, Black students are arrested, suspended, and expelled from school at higher rates than other students and far more likely to wind up in the juvenile justice system. Guest host Dr. Chidinma Ibe talks with Dr. Odis Johnson, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools about how to end the "school to prison p…
 
A recent survey found that 90% of young people support the Black Lives Matter movement’s work to end racism in policing. Guest host Dr. Chidinma Ibe talks with youth leader Jada Johnson and with Joni Holifield, the founder of Heart Smiles, about how they experienced George Floyd’s murder and Derek Chauvin’s conviction. You can read more about Heart…
 
Guest host Dr. Chidinma Ibe talks with Joe Jones, executive director of the Center for Urban Families about the economics of racism in the United States. They discuss how discrimination in education, housing, health care, and jobs keep Black people from success, and how much of this gets attributed to individual decision making without recognizing …
 
This week the CSIS Schieffer Series hosted a high-energy exchange on “The Next Phase Of Covid-19.” Steve and Andrew were joined by Jeremy Konyndyk, executive director of USAID’s Covid-19 Task Force, who delivered a stirring keynote address outlining USAID’s vision for addressing the burgeoning pandemic crisis while simultaneously investing in long-…
 
In the year since George Floyd’s murder, there have been calls for police reform, record voter turnout for a Presidential election, and 360 bills with restrictive voting provisions introduced by legislators in 47 states. Guest host Dr. Rachel Thornton of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity talks with democracy and elections expert Kareem Cra…
 
George Floyd’s murder had an impact on our collective consciousness, and racism by itself is a “biopsychosocial stressor.” Guest host Dr. Rachel Thornton of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity talks with Dr. Wizdom Powell of the UConn Health Disparities Institute about the potential for mental health fallout from increased racialized violenc…
 
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