18 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 and Fall 2021 semesters. 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 and Fall 2021 semesters. 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.

    Exercise & Training Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World

    Exercise & Training Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World

    With the rise of social media usage, exercise and diet culture have influenced a large number of people, and today’s youth is among them. In this episode, Snehitha Vardhineni speaks to experts in the field as well as today’s youth to explore trends and personal experiences in relation to exercise and nutrition.

    Featured guests include:
    Shivy Agadi - student at UT Dallas and president of an exercise/wellness organization called CHAARG Dan Benardot - Professor of Practice at the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University teaching nutrition Muskaan Vohra - student at Oxford College of Emory University, certified personal trainer, teaches group fitness classes at the rec center at OxfordStudent Highlight: Snehitha Vardhineni is a junior at Emory University pursuing a joint major in economics and human 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 22 min
    Quarantined Happiness: The Pandemic’s Effects on Young Adults & Teens

    Quarantined Happiness: The Pandemic’s Effects on Young Adults & Teens

    What is on your mind? Can you handle one more thing? Quarantined Happiness aims to set the stage on the conversation around mental health and the effects of the pandemic on society’s most fragile, yet influential group — the youth.

    Featured guests include:
    Emmet Power is a clinical psychology research fellow and PhD student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.Katelyn Hancock is a care coordinator with Florida’s Healthy Start, a program for pregnant women and families of children under age 3.Sarah Carroll is a Pediatric Psychologist and researcher in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.Student Highlight: Matt Guerette is a junior student journalist at Emory University interested in spearheading the conversation on mental health in young adults and teens.

    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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    • 41 min
    The NeuroTech Talk: Neurotechnology & the Impacts of COVID-19

    The NeuroTech Talk: Neurotechnology & the Impacts of COVID-19

    This NeuroTech Talk episode features four people from different walks of life and different stages in their neurotechnology careers to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their work as scholars and researchers — as well as the future of the field.

    Featured guests include:
    Dr. Cesar Echavarria is a recent Neuroscience PhD graduate from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Cesar Echavarria is now working as a Neuro-Data Scientist at CatalystNeuro and is currently developing data science solutions for academic neuroscience labs across the globe. Bruno Bustos currently holds a Psychology degree and is now currently studying Economics and Business Intelligence from La Universidad Catolica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Manuel Illanes is a postgraduate researcher at La Universidad Catolica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Bruno and Manuel are both the co-founders of the LATAM Chapter of NeuroTechX which aims to connect the neurotechnology community across Bolivia and Latin AmericaDr. Gunnar Blohm is a Professor of Computational Neuroscience and the Principal Investigator of the Computational Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also one of the co-founders of Neuromatch Academy, a nonprofit organization meant to provide students from around the globe access to high-quality computational neuroscience and deep learning education. Student Highlight: JuanMartin Abreu-Melon is a senior neuroscience and human health double major with a healthcare innovation concentration. He is the co-founder and co-president of NeuroTech @ Emory and is passionate about using computational neuroscience and neurotechnology to better understand and treat neurological conditions. 
    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 5 min
    College Campus Hookup Culture During a Pandemic

    College Campus Hookup Culture During a Pandemic

    Hookup culture is a unique cultural phenomenon whose discussion has increased in public discourse in the past few decades. College campuses are often characterized as hubs for hookup culture, and Emory is no different. In this episode, we unpack the misconceptions of hookup culture on college campuses, especially at Emory. 

    Featured guests include:
    Tiffany is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying economics. She took a gap year during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anna is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying economics and philosophy. She identifies as a butch lesbian. Elizabeth Peeler is the assistant director of Emory’s Office of Health Promotion. She has a Master’s in Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. Student Highlight: Rachel Broun is a junior in Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences studying anthropology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. She enjoys diving into popular topics within public discourse, especially related to LGBTQ issues. 
    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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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Navigating Nutrition & Food Advice Online During a Pandemic

    Navigating Nutrition & Food Advice Online During a Pandemic

    This podcast episode focuses on the complex intersection of nutrition and health through the lens of social media by considering the quality and messages of content posted online, the behaviors that are reinforced, and the impacts these components can have on individuals’ relationships with food and their bodies. 

    Featured guests include:
    Camille McClain, a self-proclaimed foodie and current nursing studentSarah Boutros, a Dubai-based holistic health coach with an emphasis on intuitive eating and body confidenceBrittany Verras, a registered dietician at Emory’s Student Health Services who also founded Eat Well ATL, a nutrition and wellness boutiqueStudent Highlight: Devyn Townsend is a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Human Health and Sociology. In her free time, she enjoys working out with friends, trying new restaurants, and doing absolutely anything related to music. 
    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
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mental Health & Trauma Therapy During COVID-19

    Mental Health & Trauma Therapy During COVID-19

    This episode features a deep dive into EMDR, a newly popular form of trauma therapy that raises questions about evidence-based practice, monetization of knowledge, and the surprising truth about what really makes therapy work. 

    Featured guests include:
    Dr. Andrew Kazama is a professor in the psychology department at Emory University and an expert in the neurobiology of PTSD. More about his work can be found here.M. shares her own story of PTSD and trauma therapy and speaks about flaws she noticed in the approach to treat survivors of trauma.A. shares her story of growing up with a mother who had Munchausen’s by Proxy and subjected her to unnecessary and traumatic medical treatments, as well as how EMDR offered her hope for recovery where she hadn’t yet found it.  Student Highlight: Katerina Rinaldi is a senior at Emory University, where she majors in psychology. She is interested in science and pseudoscience in the practice of psychotherapy.
    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
    Instagram: @EmoryCSHH
    Twitter: @EmoryCSHH

    • 53 min