64 episodes

The podcast formerly known as IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH. Who gets to be healthy? who doesn’t? and what can we do about it? Money, education, gender, age, race—they all have something to do with it. But we’re talking about the divide between the people who’ll live long and healthy lives and those who won’t. Poor health? It isn’t random. Join Dr. Celine Gounder for fresh angles, deep research, a wide range of voices, and compassionate reporting on how we can heal the nation.

AMERICAN DIAGNOSIS with Dr. Celine Gounder JUST HUMAN PRODUCTIONS

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

The podcast formerly known as IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH. Who gets to be healthy? who doesn’t? and what can we do about it? Money, education, gender, age, race—they all have something to do with it. But we’re talking about the divide between the people who’ll live long and healthy lives and those who won’t. Poor health? It isn’t random. Join Dr. Celine Gounder for fresh angles, deep research, a wide range of voices, and compassionate reporting on how we can heal the nation.

    BONUS / A Black Man in Science Part II / David Satcher, Harold Varmus, and Kafui Dzirasa

    BONUS / A Black Man in Science Part II / David Satcher, Harold Varmus, and Kafui Dzirasa

    "Science is harmed when scientists don't take into account the bias that comes along with inherently being a human." -Kafui Dzirasa

    As a result of centuries of discrimination, and lack of access to education and opportunity, African Americans comprise only 5% of active physicians in the United States today. Former-Surgeon General David Satcher, who was also the first African American to lead the CDC, has been working to improve health equity in the United States since his days as a medical student in the 1960s. In this bonus episode of AMERICAN DIAGNOSIS, we’re going to hear about efforts to improve health equity in America from leaders like Dr. Satcher, former-NIH director Harold Varmus, and Kafui Dzirasa. We’ll see how they are seizing this critical moment for racial justice to improve health outcomes and professional opportunities for people of color in the sciences.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    • 20 min
    BONUS / My Toxic Reality: The Fight for Environmental Justice / Ralph Nader and Hilton Kelley

    BONUS / My Toxic Reality: The Fight for Environmental Justice / Ralph Nader and Hilton Kelley

    "Nobody really wants to leave their community and I don't blame them because it's our culture and we shouldn't have to move just to have clean air to breathe. That should be God-given right to drink clean water, to breathe clean air.” -Hilton Kelley

    During the modern environmental movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s, landmark legislation was passed in the U.S. to ensure cleaner, safer air and water across the nation. But in recent years it’s been difficult for environmental policies to get through Congress. That leaves activists having to turn their energy away from Washington and instead focus on grassroot movements to create local change.

    In this bonus episode, we will hear from Ralph Nader, a consumer activist and former presidential candidate, and Hilton Kelley, who is fighting to clean up his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas by empowering the community to demand cleaner air.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    • 26 min
    BONUS / Sinking Shores, Rising Rents / Cheryl Holder, Jesse Keenan, and Nicole Crooks

    BONUS / Sinking Shores, Rising Rents / Cheryl Holder, Jesse Keenan, and Nicole Crooks

    "As we enter into a time of climate change, one of the things we're realizing is these communities that have been systematically oppressed are now the spaces people with money want to be in because all around us is sinking" - Nicole Crooks

    In this bonus episode of AMERICAN DIAGNOSIS, we’re going to look at how climate change is impacting the health of people… and their communities in South Florida. We'll hear from a physician working to change the way her colleagues think about how climate impacts health, and we’ll talk to two people working to make sure that residents can keep their homes when developers start looking to higher ground as sea levels rise.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    • 19 min
    BONUS / Giving Birth While Black / Asha Ivey-Stephenson, Wanda Irving, and Abiodun Okon

    BONUS / Giving Birth While Black / Asha Ivey-Stephenson, Wanda Irving, and Abiodun Okon

    "This can't continue to go on and if I have to be the one to take up the mantle, then I'll do that because that's what my daughter would have done." -Wanda Irving

    The United States is the richest country in the world with some of the most advanced medical treatments available anywhere. But you’d never know it if you knew how many mothers die in — and after — childbirth here. The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the industrialized world and the rate is staggeringly high for women of color, especially Black women. In this special bonus episode about maternal mortality we’re going to hear firsthand how this trend is affecting Black mothers and learn about one possible solution to this deadly disparity.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    • 21 min
    BONUS / The Battle for the Affordable Care Act / Jonathan Gruber and Nicholas Bagley

    BONUS / The Battle for the Affordable Care Act / Jonathan Gruber and Nicholas Bagley

    "We used to be a nation where people were one bad gene or one bad traffic accident away from bankruptcy. That's not true anymore." -Jonathan Gruber

    It's been 10 years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Some of its most popular provisions included protections for people with pre-existing conditions, allowing children to stay on their family’s health insurance until they turn 26, and expanding prescription drug coverage for Medicare recipients. But the law remains controversial. On Nov. 10, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the latest constitutional challenge to the law. In this bonus episode of American Diagnosis, we look back at the surprising origins of the Affordable Care Act, see why it’s become so controversial, and what the latest legal challenge to the ACA would mean for the millions of Americans who depend on the law for their health insurance.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    • 23 min
    BONUS / A Black Man in Science: The Pursuit of Truth / Kafui Dzirasa

    BONUS / A Black Man in Science: The Pursuit of Truth / Kafui Dzirasa

    “Despite all of those other cues, my white coat, my scrubs, you know, somebody just looked out the window and saw danger. And even the officers who came to talk to me couldn't override their biases that said danger.  And this is not a unique experience at all. I have friends, particularly black men who have trained at some of the best institutions in the country, that not only have these experiences with police, they have these experience with campus police as they're walking around, like going into research labs with their ID badges on. It is like this is a shared experience.”-Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.

    Today on "Epidemic," we will be hearing a bonus episode from our sister podcast, "American Diagnosis" about some of the issues around race and racism in medicine. In this episode, Dr. Celine Gounder speaks with Dr. Kafui Dzirasa, a psychiatrist and NIH-funded brain researcher at Duke University, about his journey climbing to the heights of biomedical research in the United States as a first-generation immigrant and a black man. We’ll hear how the legacy of slavery continues in science and medicine, Kaf’s advice on finding mentors, and how he’s handling the pandemic as a scientist and an African American.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #BlackInTheIvory

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

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!

Erinpogmothoin ,

This is the Gun Debate Primer

As others have mentioned, this podcast gives a point of view from every side of the gun debate. From the POV of the rural hunter, to the inner city police, to the trauma unit, to the mental health expert, to the gun shop owner, to the military, the podcast gives layers upon layers of information and true human stories. It tells how guns can raise some person’s self esteem and be a key identification of their life and culture. It tells about the terror of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It tells of those who profit and only care about profit. It tells about those who love the sport and want to only educate about the sport. It dives into suicide and suicide prevention. This is an essential American podcast. Please listen to it.

BeccaAnnH ,

Dear Congress

This should be required listening for every American—especially those in Congress.

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