Health and Human Science Matters is a podcast dedicated to the life-changing research and creative scholarship done in Colorado State University's College of Health and Human Sciences.
Each episode invites you to get to know the faculty, students, and staff in our College who fulfill our mission of optimizing human health and well-being through discovery and innovation.
Dr. Deborah Fidler talks positive development, family legacy, and prevention science
Dr. Deborah "Debbie" Fidler sits down with Matt and Avery to discuss her research in studying neurodiversity and intellectual disabilities - specifically the cognitive phenotype associated with Down syndrome - and her passion for serving the community.
To learn more about Dr. Fidler, visit her bio page!
Dr. Svetlana Olbina talks virtual reality, ballroom dancing, and the future of construction
Dr. Svetlana Olbina, associate professor in Colorado State University's Department of Construction Management, discusses her journey from Serbia to the United States, her passion for teaching and implementing virtual reality in construction education and research, and her joyous life off-campus.
To learn more about Dr. Olbina, visit her bio page!
Dr. Tom LaRocca talks healthspan research, skiing, and healthy aging
Dr. Tom LaRocca, assistant professor in CSU's Department of Health and Exercise Science and director of the Healthspan Biology Lab at CSU, sits down with co-hosts Matt and Avery to discuss his journey from teaching high school chemistry to becoming a healthspan researcher. Dr. LaRocca addresses neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and Alzheimer’s through his research.
To learn more about Dr. LaRocca, visit his bio page!
Dr. Jaclyn Stephens on neuroscience, yoga, and concussion research
Dr. Jaclyn Stephens, assistant professor in CSU's Department of Occupational Therapy, sits down with co-hosts Matt and Avery to discuss her academic journey and how she combines her neuroscience studies and occupational therapy training to support individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). She also discusses the department's big plans at CSU's new Spur campus in Denver, Colorado.
To learn more about Dr. Stephens, visit her bio page!
Dr. Megan Mueller talks restaurant research, public health, and coffee shops
Dr. Megan Mueller, an assistant professor in CSU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, discusses her research in identifying and informing systems, policy, and environmental approaches to obesity prevention, with a focus on helping children and families.
To learn more about Dr. Mueller, visit her bio page!
Health and Human Science Matters Season 3 Trailer
Get your headphones ready; Health and Human Science Matters is back for a third season! Like in seasons one and two, Matt and Avery speak with Colorado State University's College of Health and Human Sciences researchers to discuss their journeys to becoming impactful scientists. But now, we're dropping episodes every other Friday, starting today! Set yourself a reminder, and stay tuned for an exciting new season of Health and Human Science Matters!