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Flip the Script is your go-to podcast about health disparities, Hosted by Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, MD, MS, internal medicine resident at Brigham and Woman's Hospital. Max discusses societal and healthcare issues that disproportionately affect the health of minorities, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, sexual & gender minorities, & religious minorities, on a national and global scale. These discussions are centered around the work of healthcare, public health, and health humanities professionals who dedicate their work in various ways to addressing health disparities Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/flip-the-script-max/support

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 43 Ratings

Flip the Script is your go-to podcast about health disparities, Hosted by Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, MD, MS, internal medicine resident at Brigham and Woman's Hospital. Max discusses societal and healthcare issues that disproportionately affect the health of minorities, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, sexual & gender minorities, & religious minorities, on a national and global scale. These discussions are centered around the work of healthcare, public health, and health humanities professionals who dedicate their work in various ways to addressing health disparities Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/flip-the-script-max/support

    What Is Protest and What Is Insanity?

    What Is Protest and What Is Insanity?

    Max discusses with Professor Jonathan Metzl, MD, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry and Sociology at Vanderbilt University, where he directs the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. The conversation covers his broad scholarship, beginning with his book "Protest Psychosis," and factors that shape the overdiagnosing of Black men with schizophrenia, medicine's attempts at medicalizing racism. Then they dovetail into his book "Dying of Whiteness" in relation to major events in 2021, including the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, the fight for (and resistance against) safe gun policies, equitable healthcare, and what it all means in our current political context. 
    Listen to Flip the Script on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast. Leave us reviews, and support the pod via Anchor! https://anchor.fm/flip-the-script-max

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    • 27 min
    No More Beds

    No More Beds

    In this episode, Max is joined by George Aumoithe, Ph.D., assistant professor of global health at Stony Brooke University, in the department of Africana Studies.  They discuss his work on the effect of anti-inflationary economic policy and colorblind legal ideology on public hospitals, as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, namely, hospital bed shortages and lack of access to critical care in disproportionately poor Black communities. They also take a look at what the future might hold with the Biden-Harris administration as the U.S. Listen to Flip the Script on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast. Leave us reviews, and support the pod via Anchor! https://anchor.fm/flip-the-script-max


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    • 34 min
    Worry About Infra-Redlining

    Worry About Infra-Redlining

    Max is joined by Amy Moran-Thomas, PhD, associate professor of anthropology at MIT. They discuss current shortcomings in the FDA's medical devices approval process, with a sharp focus on pulse-oximeters, a device rendered particularly popular during the Pandemic. Studies have long shown that they do not detect low oxygen as accurately among people with darker skin, and yet, little has changed. Read more about Dr. Moran-Thomas' in-depth exploration of how pulse oximeters encode racial bias here: https://bostonreview.net/science-nature-race/amy-moran-thomas-how-popular-medical-device-encodes-racial-bias, and see the large clinical study which we refer to in the episode, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team from the University of Michigan: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmc2029240. 

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    • 39 min
    Vaccine Passports, Health Security & Limitations

    Vaccine Passports, Health Security & Limitations

    Max is joined by Adia Benton, PhD, MPH, cultural anthropologist with interests in global health, associate professor of anthropology at Northwestern University. Given her previous work on the HIV and Ebola epidemics, she shares her insights on the U.S.' management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of vaccine passports, health security and ongoing global health concerns including trade, travel, and the more recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


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    • 44 min
    Polio and Covid Wars: Warm Springs and Mar-a-Lago

    Polio and Covid Wars: Warm Springs and Mar-a-Lago

    Max is joined by Yale historian of medicine Naomi Rogers, PhD. In their discussion, they compare the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Polio pandemic, with regards to racial disparities during both pandemics, access to treatment and vaccines, and discuss implications for U.S. social and health policy making for the Biden administration.

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    • 45 min
    Black Maternal Health

    Black Maternal Health

    Max is joined by Jasmine Johnson, MD, Maternal & Fetal Medicine fellow, and obstetrician gynecologist at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. They discuss her work related to preterm birth disparities the toll it has on Black families and other issues related to Black maternal health.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

kita.g ,

A must-listen for healthcare professionals

I recently came across this podcast on Twitter, and I am so glad to have found it. One of my frustrations in NP school has been the disconnect between the stated goal of patient advocacy and the tepid lectures handling racism as more of an “unfortunate reality” than a problem in need of urgent intervention. This podcast provides thorough discussions on race in various realms of healthcare education and practice, with actual experts in doing the work to address these structural issues. I’ve found multiple moments of inspiration in these episodes, and would especially recommend this to others looking for guidance on disrupting a system that continues to fail Black Americans.

DocTone1987 ,

Fantastic content and production

Topics we all should be aware of and plugged into!

keeptryan87 ,

Great topics from Ivy League medicine

I enjoy the humanistic med subjects, esp since my med school doesn’t delve into them very well (but is not as lofty as ~Yale~).

I demoted one star because the audio can be dodgy. For instance, the voices are at different volumes and intermittent loud noises that I’m guessing mark cuts when editing. I heard that towards the end of the Aug 31st ep.

Anyways, I look forward to binging this so I can sound smart in rotations!

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