77 episodes

“American Diagnosis” is a conversation about some of the biggest public health challenges across the United States, with insights on topics from teen mental health to opioids and gun violence highlighting the voices of experts and people on the ground working for the health of their communities.

AMERICAN DIAGNOSIS with Dr. Céline Gounder KHN and JUST HUMAN PRODUCTIONS

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 105 Ratings

“American Diagnosis” is a conversation about some of the biggest public health challenges across the United States, with insights on topics from teen mental health to opioids and gun violence highlighting the voices of experts and people on the ground working for the health of their communities.

    S4E12 / Indigenous and Invisible in the Big City / Esther Lucero, Dr. Patrick Rock, Douglas Miller, Richard Wright

    S4E12 / Indigenous and Invisible in the Big City / Esther Lucero, Dr. Patrick Rock, Douglas Miller, Richard Wright

    When Indigenous people started moving to cities in large numbers after World War II, many found hardship and discrimination there … but not the health care they were entitled to. Episode 12, the season finale, explores the efforts of urban Indian health providers to close those gaps by providing affordable, culturally competent care.

    • 26 min
    S4E11 / Climate Displacement, Cultural Resilience / Lanor Curole, Thomas Dardar Jr., Shanondora Billiot, Daniel Lewerenz

    S4E11 / Climate Displacement, Cultural Resilience / Lanor Curole, Thomas Dardar Jr., Shanondora Billiot, Daniel Lewerenz

    Rising sea levels and severe hurricanes are displacing Indigenous people in Southern Louisiana and harming health. Episode 11 explores the United Houma Nation’s push for federal tribal recognition and the climate-change help that could come with it.

    “American Diagnosis” is a co-production of KHN and Just Human Productions.

    • 22 min
    S4E10 / Stewardship Over Biodata Rebuilds Trust / Dakotah Lane & Krystal Tsosie

    S4E10 / Stewardship Over Biodata Rebuilds Trust / Dakotah Lane & Krystal Tsosie

    Exploitative practices in medical research have contributed to the underrepresentation of Native people in clinical trials. Episode 10 explores the efforts of Indigenous scientists to rebuild this broken trust through tribally controlled research.

    • 19 min
    S4E9 / Two Paths, Two Future Physicians / Ashton Glover Gatewood, Victor Lopez-Carmen, Mary Owen

    S4E9 / Two Paths, Two Future Physicians / Ashton Glover Gatewood, Victor Lopez-Carmen, Mary Owen

    A lack of Native physicians means many tribal communities rely on doctors who don’t share their lived experience, culture, or spiritual beliefs. In Episode 9, meet two medical students working to join the ranks of Indigenous physicians.

    • 25 min
    S4E8 / Tribal Values, Tribal Justice / Abby Abinanti, Ursula Running Bear, Blythe George

    S4E8 / Tribal Values, Tribal Justice / Abby Abinanti, Ursula Running Bear, Blythe George

    Indigenous people in the United States face disproportionately high rates of incarceration and family separation through the foster care system. Episode 8 explores the Yurok Tribal Court’s efforts to keep families together.

    • 22 min
    S4E7 / Fighting for Reproductive Sovereignty / Rachael Lorenzo, Sarah Deer, Sunny Clifford, Elizabeth Rink

    S4E7 / Fighting for Reproductive Sovereignty / Rachael Lorenzo, Sarah Deer, Sunny Clifford, Elizabeth Rink

    From forced sterilizations in the 1960s to scant access to abortion care today, barriers to health care threaten Native people’s reproductive autonomy. Episode 7 explores efforts to protect and expand Native Americans’ access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

SocEric ,

Compelling podcast

I learn something every time in this excellent podcast on public health issues that are mostly hidden from public view. This season on the real stories behind health deficiencies on the Navajo reservation focuses on one compelling problem after another; Dr. Gounder is an excellent host and narrator, the story is filled with information but is kept moving along so your interest never flags. I like her telling the stories in the words of the actual people affected, not as a lecture. The 3rd episode on cancers resulting from uranium mining left me moved and angry. You will be too.

lucylu6 ,

Real expertise

This is a quality podcast. Dr. Gounder is smart, thorough, and also interesting. I learn a lot that I didn’t know.

harvgoodman ,

Really thoughtful and through

I’m working through season 3 now, and it’s incredibly thoughtful. I love the deep look at a really complicated issue as opposed to our usual knee-jerk reactions that either the government is evil trying to take away guns or that the people who own them are evil. Digging deeply into the issues makes it much easier to imagine solutions. Thanks, Celine!

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