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We capture insights from diverse leaders in health care, public health, and academic settings so that our organizations are in a stronger position to grow, innovate, and meet the challenges of our day. Visit https://www.differentkindofleader.com to learn more.

A Different Kind of Leader Giselle Corbie-Smith

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

We capture insights from diverse leaders in health care, public health, and academic settings so that our organizations are in a stronger position to grow, innovate, and meet the challenges of our day. Visit https://www.differentkindofleader.com to learn more.

    "You cannot change any society, unless you take responsibility for it..." - Interviewing Dr. Emily Wang

    "You cannot change any society, unless you take responsibility for it..." - Interviewing Dr. Emily Wang

    Emily Wang, MD, MAS is a Professor in the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health and directs the new SEICHE Center for Health and Justice. The SEICHE Center is a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School working to stimulate community transformation by identifying the legal, policy, and practice levers that can improve the health of individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration. She leads the Health Justice Lab research program, which receives National Institutes of Health funding to investigate how incarceration influences chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and opioid use disorder, and uses a participatory approach to study interventions which mitigate the impacts of incarceration. In this episode, Dr. Wang discusses her journey to working with incarcerated populations, and how global conceptualizations of incarceration compare to those in the United States. Additionally, she sheds light on current issues in the criminal justice system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Wang discusses her current work, where her team collaborates with community health workers with a history of incarceration. She conveys the importance of engaging these stakeholders in public health work, as they are vital to community revitalization.


    Twitter: @ewang422

    • 43 min
    "The arc of history is long, but it always begins towards justice." - Interviewing Dr. Brian Smedley

    "The arc of history is long, but it always begins towards justice." - Interviewing Dr. Brian Smedley

    Brian Smedley, PhD is chief of Psychology in the Public Interest, where he leads APA’s efforts to apply the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice. In this episode, Dr. Smedley discusses how work in social justice has been instrumental in addressing the challenges of current events (e.g., COVID-19, racial inequality, etc.). He illustrates how much this body of work has grown since the late 90s, when issues of racial justice and health inequities were viewed with skepticism in academic and healthcare settings. Dr. Smedley also discusses the leaders who played an impactful role in his career, from scholars in medicine, psychology, public health, and other fields. He shares that "leadership really boils down to relationships...the best leaders are those who focus on those relationships." Additionally, he asserts that everyone has the potential to be a leader, but that it is important to have integrity about one's work, life, and level of commitment.


    Twitter: @BrianDSmedley
    Publication: Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

    • 37 min
    "The racial philosophy we must seek..." - Interviewing Dr. Chandra Ford

    "The racial philosophy we must seek..." - Interviewing Dr. Chandra Ford

    Chandra L. Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS is Professor of Community Health Sciences and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Her work offers conceptual and methodological tools for studying racism as a public health problem. In this episode, Dr. Ford describes how her career journey pivoted unexpectedly as a result of her experiences as an undergraduate student. Issues of interpersonal and institutional racism compelled her to switch focus from nutrition to racism, with particular attention to gender and intersectionality. She discusses her current work in these arenas, and the challenges related to conducting her research in academic settings. Dr. Ford emphasizes the importance of understanding how racism shapes the kinds of questions we ask, the kinds of work we do, and the places where we lend our support. She shares how she addresses issues of racism and inequity, not only in her scholarly work, but as a mentor.


    Twitter: @DrChandraFord
    Book Recommendation: Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional

    • 47 min
    "Leadership is the capacity to translate a vision into reality." - Interviewing Dr. Carlos Del Rio

    "Leadership is the capacity to translate a vision into reality." - Interviewing Dr. Carlos Del Rio

    Carlos del Rio, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady. He is also Professor of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health. He is co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-PI of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit and the Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit. In this episode, Dr. del Rio discusses his journey to working in global public health, which began in his work tackling the HIV epidemic. Dr. del Rio also shares the importance of taking a global health approach in local settings, parallels between the HIV epidemic and COVID-19, the leadership challenges during the current pandemic, and how they are exacerbated by polarized political views. He discusses the prevailing health inequities that, despite extensive conversation, remain under-addressed in medicine and public health. Additionally, Dr. del Rio discusses the role of mentors in his own leadership journey, and the importance of having mentors throughout one's career.


    Twitter: @CarlosdelRio7
    Book Recommendation: On Leadership

    • 29 min
    Leadership Toolbox: Enneagram Typology with Angela Rosenberg

    Leadership Toolbox: Enneagram Typology with Angela Rosenberg

    Angela Rosenberg, DrPH, PT, BCC is a leadership consultant who earned her Master’s in Public Health and her Doctorate in Leadership Development at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Through her company, Inside Out, Dr. Rosenberg focuses on individualized leadership development and the development, facilitation, and evaluation of executive leadership teams. She is a Board Certified Leadership Coach (BCC) and is certified to administer and train on a wide range of leadership assessment tools –however, The Enneagram typology for gaining insight into personal motivation and growth is admittedly her favorite. In this episode, Dr. Rosenberg takes a deep dive into the Enneagram Typology, and how to use it as a tool in leadership. She discusses the nine Enneagram types, along with strengths and challenges that come with each typology.


    Twitter: @rosenbergangela
    Buy her book: Nine Perfect Petals: The Enneagram for Flower Gardeners

    • 35 min
    "People will not remember what you do, but they'll remember how you make you feel." - Interviewing Dr. Aletha Maybank

    "People will not remember what you do, but they'll remember how you make you feel." - Interviewing Dr. Aletha Maybank

    Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, currently serves as the Chief Health Equity Officer and Group Vice President for the American Medical Association (AMA), where she focuses on embedding health equity across all the work of the AMA and leading the Center for Health Equity. In this episode, Dr. Maybank discusses her experiences in the medical field and her desire to pursue public health. It was in her work with the Office of Minority Health that she became entrenched in health disparities work. Issues such as racial justice and health equity have since been a focal point in her career. Additionally, Dr. Maybank describes the cadre of people in her professional circle who serve as allies and leaders. The relationships that she has cultivated personally and professionally, coupled with her self-care regimen, have been fundamental to her ability to lead. 
    Twitter:  @dralethamaybankLearn more about the AMA's  Prioritizing Equity Video SeriesBook recommendation: All About Love: New Visions

    • 38 min

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