21 episodes

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.

Contagious Conversations CDC Foundation

    • Life Sciences

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.

    Raising Your Voice with Chief Lynn Malerba

    Raising Your Voice with Chief Lynn Malerba

    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.

    • 41 min
    A Crash Course in Contact Tracing with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

    A Crash Course in Contact Tracing with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

    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.

    • 28 min
    This Is an All-Hands-on-Deck Moment with Daniel Dawes

    This Is an All-Hands-on-Deck Moment with Daniel Dawes

    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.

    • 40 min
    Season 5 Trailer: Contagious Conversations

    Season 5 Trailer: Contagious Conversations

    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.

    • 1 min
    Redefining the Unacceptable with Dr. Jim Curran

    Redefining the Unacceptable with Dr. Jim Curran

    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.

    • 27 min
    Public Health's a Team Activity with Dr. Georges Benjamin

    Public Health's a Team Activity with Dr. Georges Benjamin

    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.

    • 32 min

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