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The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.

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The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.

    Preventable with Andy Slavitt

    Preventable with Andy Slavitt

    Abdul dissects the critical role of trust in public health--and how the pandemic challenged it. He interviews Andy Slavitt, a former Obama health official and former member of the Biden COVID-19 Task Force on going from an outside commentator on the pandemic to the White House and what he learned about COVID-19 from inside the belly of the beast.
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    • 43 min
    A Global Vaccine for a Global Pandemic?

    A Global Vaccine for a Global Pandemic?

    Abdul dissects the incentives that drive Big Pharma and how they tend to get in the way of getting medications to those who need them most. Then he interviews Priti Krishtel and Tahir Amin of the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge about their work to take on the pharmaceutical industry and deliver vaccines to the world.

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    • 48 min
    Pro-politics but anti-life in Texas with Nancy Northup

    Pro-politics but anti-life in Texas with Nancy Northup

    Abdul dissects the politics underneath Texas’s new anti-choice bill. Then he speaks with Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights about the wave of anti-abortion legislation sweeping the states, and what they mean for the fight over Reproductive Rights in the US.


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    • 46 min
    Antiracist healthcare? with Prof Ibram X. Kendi

    Antiracist healthcare? with Prof Ibram X. Kendi

    Abdul dissects health inequities to understand why America’s focus on healthcare rather than public health is part of the problem. Then he speaks with Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times Bestseller “How to be an Anti-Racist” about taking on racism in public health and healthcare.


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    • 48 min
    Talking Science with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    Talking Science with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    Abdul cuts into how the climate of misinformation and politicization forced us to change the way we talk about science. Then he sits down with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, and a 20-year veteran of medical journalism, to learn how the pandemic changed his perspective on his work.


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    • 53 min
    From the bedside to the bullhorn for Black Lives with Rep. Cori Bush

    From the bedside to the bullhorn for Black Lives with Rep. Cori Bush

    Abdul dissects how Black Lives Matter in healthcare. He talks to Rep. Cori Bush, the former nurse turned Black Lives Matter Activist turned Congresswoman about her journey from the bedside to the bullhorn and what the fight for health justice should look like today.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

ENP48230 ,

Terrific

In-depth on health care. The host is smart and not afraid to think out loud

Cooofnj ,

Misses the mark a lot

First, let me say I love this podcast. I think Abdul does a great job breaking things down and keeping science first and foremost. Having said that, I think he misses the mark sometimes on his guests. It is critically important to have the voices of activists heard, but there are often complexities that don’t get explored because non-technical people are weighing in on science issues. In the latest pod, Abdul notes in the teaser that food companies are dumping product to protect profits. Later, the comments were a little more balanced but still implied that corporate greed was the only thing driving food shortages. As a scientist who works with food I can tell you that is dead wrong. Supply chain issues are driving food problems. If you want to discuss let me know and I’ll clue you in to the science issues.

Adding to my comment before. I found the episode on how Pharma companies are racist and greedy and that’s why they don’t want others making COVID vaccines to be incredibly insulting and naive. I have hired, mentored and promoted people from every continent except Antarctica and have worked on getting new manufacturing started. THIS STUFF IS VERY HARD! It’s not race, it’s not greed, it’s an understanding of reality. Emergent, a US based manufacturer totally screwed things up. Have a real scientist on who had done this work. Please, I beg you!

Ethan Fierce ,

A good podcast

This is one of the smartest and most empathetic podcasts I’ve come across recently. Excellent work, thank y’all

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