Case Confirmed is a public health podcast series that interviews different experts in the field of public health. Stay tuned!
Engineering Better Health: A Conversation with Andrew Cross, CEO of Everwell Health
In this episode, Case Confirmed interviews Andrew Cross, engineer and CEO of Everwell Health. We talk about tuberculosis (a bacterial infection of the lungs)and how Everwell Health is helping patients adhere to the TB treatment protocol. TB treatment involves a long-term antibiotic regimen under the observation of a healthcare provider, which can make adherence challenging. Andrew talks about some of Everwell Health's innovations, including 99DOTS. To learn more, visit 99dots.org.
Simulating the Future of COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal
Meera asks Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal about his COVID-19 simulator tool, which uses mathematical modeling to forecast the spread of COVID-19. In this episode, he also gives great career advice to public health students about their future careers.
Dr. Chhatwal is the Associate Director of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Miniaturizing Science: an Interview with Dr. Katharine Elvira
Microfluidics is a new frontier in science with the potential to vastly transform healthcare. Check out this Case Confirmed interview where Meera talks with Dr. Katharine Elvira, chemist and Canada Research Chair for New Materials and Techniques in Health Applications, and learn more about this disruptive and innovative field. Potential applications include drug discovery, cancer research, rapid diagnostics, and more.
Tracking Infectious Disease in Real Time (@ home): A Conversation with Inder Singh, Founder of Kinsa
How has the COVID-19 pandemic shaped how we think about tracking infectious diseases? On this episode, Dina interviews Inder Singh, founder and CEO of Kinsa, a smart thermometer and data mapping software that can detect, in real time, where illness is spreading. Kinsa's data is verified to see illness trends over 2 weeks before the CDC. This conversation explores Inder Singh's motivations for founding Kinsa, how this innovative technology is being used, ethical considerations around in-home data tracking, and his vision for curbing the spread of infectious illnesses.
To learn more about Kinsa, please visit https://kinsahealth.com/
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Body Image & Body Acceptance: A Conversation with Jessi Kneeland
On this episode, Meera and Vijeta interview Jessi Kneeland to discuss body image and public health. Jessi Kneeland is a certified life coach and clinical sexologist, on a mission to help folks break free from body image issues, body anxiety, and body hatred. By digging deep into the root causes of their body image issues, she helps people move toward body neutrality, radical self-acceptance, and a deep sense of self-worth and confidence that has nothing to do with how they look.
Innovative Testing Methods: An Interview with Dr. Aysha Akhtar
What are the latest innovations in biomedical testing? Meera interviews Dr. Aysha Akhtar, a double-board certified neurologist, preventive medicine specialist, and U.S veteran. For a decade, Dr. Akhtar was a Medical Officer at the Food and Drug Administration. She's currently the President and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences, which innovates biomedical testing methods to be more human-specific.
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