11 episodes

The COVID Chronicles covers a variety of public health topics intertwined with the pandemic, as reported by the students in the HLTH 385: Health & Science Podcasting class during the Fall 2020 semester. Sponsored by Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health, the series includes interviews with experts in epidemiology, mental health, maternal health, and more.

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The COVID Chronicles covers a variety of public health topics intertwined with the pandemic, as reported by the students in the HLTH 385: Health & Science Podcasting class during the Fall 2020 semester. Sponsored by Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health, the series includes interviews with experts in epidemiology, mental health, maternal health, and more.

    Catalyzing Change: COVID-19 & Healthcare Inequities

    Catalyzing Change: COVID-19 & Healthcare Inequities

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health inequities that were already prevalent in the U.S. In this episode, host June Woo speaks with experts about the disproportionate effects of the pandemic, research on health inequities, and current medical education around health disparities and the social determinants of health.

    Featured guests include Janeria Easley, an assistant professor of African American Studies at Emory University, who teaches courses on racial and ethnic relations; Haile Cole, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut, who is conducting research on COVID-19 and Black maternal care; and Prue Nkansah, a junior biology major at Emory, who is interested in pursuing a career in bioethics.
    Student Highlight: June Woo is a junior at Emory University, majoring in biology and planning to pursue a career in medicine. 
    About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
    The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. 
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    • 46 min
    The Built Environment & Health

    The Built Environment & Health

    Throughout the pandemic, people have spent more time indoors — and in limited locations — than ever before. This episode explores how our health and well-being are influenced by the built environment that we navigate in our daily lives. Experts discuss environmental psychology, biophilia, and a range of building types.
    Featured guests include Craig Zimring, an environmental psychologist and director of the SimTigrate Design Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Bonnie Casamassima, an adjunct professor of interior design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and founder of Interweave People Place in Atlanta; and Emily Anthes, an award-winning science journalist and author of the recent book, The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.
    Student Highlight: Catarina Sterlacci is a junior Human Health major at Emory University. She has a passion for how architecture, interior design, and the built environment influence and inspire our health.

    About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
    The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. 
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    COVID, Campus Life & Convalescence

    COVID, Campus Life & Convalescence

    Colleges and universities faced tough decisions throughout 2020 when deciding how to handle pandemic precautions on campus. This episode zooms in on the factors at play underlying Emory’s decision to partially re-open in the fall semester of 2020, as well as the altered student experience on campus.
    Featured guests include Michael Elliott, Dean of Emory College of Arts & Sciences; Mikko Biana, a senior Emory student who serves as the vice president of the Student Government Association as well as a resident advisor for freshmen; and Neel Gandhi, an Emory University physician and public health expert who served on Emory’s COVID-19 Response Collaborative and COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan.

    Student Highlight: Andrew Spencer is a junior psychology major at Emory University. He is interested in public health and mental health advocacy, and he ultimately hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology. 
    About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
    The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. 
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Pandemic Pregnancies: The COVID-19 Birth Experience

    Pandemic Pregnancies: The COVID-19 Birth Experience

    The pregnancy experience shifted rapidly during the pandemic, with new and soon-to-be mothers asking questions about delivery, breastfeeding and coronavirus safety measures around newborns. This episode highlights three different perspectives to bring a well-rounded view of what it means to be pregnant or delivering babies during a global pandemic.
    Featured guests include Scott and Aliza Leighton, first-time parents in New Jersey who delivered their baby girl in May with a unique pregnancy and birth experience; Karla Riley, a doula in the greater Atlanta area, who operates under the moniker Atlanta Christian Doula and crafts birth experiences catered to mothers and their newborns; and Clark Andelin, an Emory alum and OBGYN in Illinois, who serves rural communities where mothers often travel long distances to receive care.

    Student Highlight: Madeleine Nuebel is a senior Human Health major in Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences. Maddie is interested in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health.

    About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
    The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Black Women: Health on the Color Line

    Black Women: Health on the Color Line

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color, particularly the Black community. This episode centers around the stories of three Black women who have encountered events that are directly consequential to the health of Black women at large. They shed light on the country’s healthcare system through the lens of policy advocacy, cancer survivorship and the birthing process.
    Featured guests include Mariah Knight, an advocate and volunteer for Girls Going Global; Marjorie Jackson, an educated writer and mother who has experienced birthing while Black; Lisa Kirk, an English professor and educator of nearly 20 years who rebuilt her life after stage 3 breast cancer.

    Student Highlight: Bryson Jones is a graduating senior in the Center for the Study of Human Health. A Black man himself, Jones has been painfully aware of the health disparities plaguing Black women as he conducts more research and talks candidly with Black women in his life.

    About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
    The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. 
    Follow Us:
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    • 51 min
    COVID-19 State vs State

    COVID-19 State vs State

    States have used different strategies to mitigate the spread and health impacts of the pandemic. In this episode, host Preye Jituboh speaks with experts in public health, healthcare delivery and hospital operations and management about the tactics that Georgia and New York have used during the past year.  
    Featured guests include Chris O’Brien, the senior director of financial operations for Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, a 284-bed community hospital in New York; Justin Wright, an Emory alum and administrative manager for Medstar Medical Group’s anesthesia departments; and Ellen Idler, a professor in Emory’s epidemiology and sociology departments and director of the Religion and Public Health Collaborative.

    Student Highlight: Preye Jituboh is a senior at Emory University studying Human Health and Health Innovations. Hailing from New York City and Nigeria, she has prominent interests in the field of public health, with specific goals of working in healthcare policy, health disparities, and reproductive health.

    About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
    The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health. 
    Follow Us:
    Blog: Exploring Health
    Facebook: @EmoryCSHH
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    • 1 hr 31 min

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