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The world needs more empathy, joy, vulnerability, & laughter! Lisa Bodnar talks to a diverse group of epidemiologists about everything except epi. Personal beats professional. More heart, less smart.

Shiny Epi People Lisa Bodnar

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The world needs more empathy, joy, vulnerability, & laughter! Lisa Bodnar talks to a diverse group of epidemiologists about everything except epi. Personal beats professional. More heart, less smart.

    Sameera Nayak, MA on antidepressants changing her life and being a rescue dog mom

    Sameera Nayak, MA on antidepressants changing her life and being a rescue dog mom

    I am happy to present to you a delightful conversation I had with Sameera Nayak, MA, who is currently a doctoral student in Population Health in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern University. Sameera tells me about immigrating to the US from India at 18 for college and navigating the academic system as an immigrant. She very courageously talks about past depressive episodes, her internalized stigma associated with medication use, her decision to start meds, and how they have changed her life for the better. I loved this story! Rescue dogs, cheugi (replaces cringey), eating nutella with a spoon, and bad taste in music. Enjoy! 
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    Roland Thorpe, PhD on diversity, equity, and inclusion and being chocolate mousse

    Roland Thorpe, PhD on diversity, equity, and inclusion and being chocolate mousse

    Today, I got to enjoy an informative, hilarious, and illuminating conversation with the incomparable Roland Thorpe, Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And his newest position, which we talk about today, is as the Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity. Roland also discusses his love of food and drink, Android vs. iPhone, broccoli vs. broccolini, a story of academic kindness, and more! Enjoy!
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    Jaimie Gradus, DSc on luck in grant funding and SER friendships

    Jaimie Gradus, DSc on luck in grant funding and SER friendships

    Welcome to the premier of Season 2 of Shiny Epi People! I could not find a better way to start this new season than to chat with one of my epi besties Jaimie Gradus, DSc. Jaimie is an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health whose research focuses on psychiatric epidemiology. She has an impressive NIH grant portfolio, so we talk success, luck, and the lack of meritocracy in grant funding. Jaimie and I also share our best memories of the annual meetings of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, how we help each other succeed, her life growing up in the Bronx, hatred of jelly donuts and waterparks, and much more. Jaimie is so authentic and funny. You will enjoy this episode for sure! 
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    Updates from Hoda Abdel Magid!

    Updates from Hoda Abdel Magid!

    It is the final of the update episodes with guests from 202! Today, you hear from the hilarious Hoda Abdel Magid. Hoda is currently in the second year of her postdoc. She tells me about resubmitting her K99-R00 application, hot yoga in a hijab, a setup date in Cairo that she didn't know was a setup, surfing, therapy (a fav topic of mine!), and more! You will LOL in this one. Please enjoy, and thank you for all of your support!
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    Updates from Louisa Smith and Michelle Caunca!

    Updates from Louisa Smith and Michelle Caunca!

    Summer is nearly over, but I have two more updates of these episodes to put out! So we are going to keep calling them summer episodes! Today, you hear from two recent graduates and rising stars you first heard from in 2020: Louisa Smith, PhD, and Michelle Caunca, MD, PhD. Since her episode aired, Louisa has defended her dissertation, accepted a postdoc, participated in a triathlon, spent the summer in Switzerland, is on the dating apps, and more! Michelle updates me on her feelings of imposter syndrome in Medicine, the residency match process, how she is doing so far in her residency, moving from SoCal to NorCal, and of course her mom, the fittest mom in LA! Enjoy!
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    Updates from Bertha Hidalgo!

    Updates from Bertha Hidalgo!

    I believe in summer through September! Here is a fourth summer bonus episode for your enjoyment! And I have a treat with the hilarious and sweet Bertha Hidalgo. Bertha was my guest back in 2020, and so many of you loved her episode then. Today's will not disappoint! Bertha and I talk about her appearance on Dancing with the Stars (local version!), managing anxiety, valuing family during Covid, and holding your breath for 4 minutes. We get updates on fungo bats, baseball, mixed drinks, and baby carrots!
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