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The I AM GPH podcast brings you community conversations from the New York University School of Global Public Health. From student internships to cutting edge faculty research, from alumni insights to the insider scoop on campus life… it's all right here on the I AM GPH podcast.

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The I AM GPH podcast brings you community conversations from the New York University School of Global Public Health. From student internships to cutting edge faculty research, from alumni insights to the insider scoop on campus life… it's all right here on the I AM GPH podcast.

    EP84 Organizational Cognition with Dr. Alden Lai

    EP84 Organizational Cognition with Dr. Alden Lai

    In this episode we are joined by Dr. Alden Lai, a management scholar who researches organizational cognition in health care and public health. He investigates the ways health care professionals and managers handle complex, ambiguous, or novel information at work, and how these processes contribute to the safety and quality performance of healthcare organizations. He also examines how people generate meaning and meaningfulness of work to understand issues on burnout, resilience, and workplace wellness. Some of his current research involves: futuristic thinking and the aversion of patient safety events; the psychological antecedents of meaning-making among primary care providers; and employee-employer value fit and job satisfaction of allied health professionals in team-based care models. Dr. Lai has an affiliated appointment in the Department of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern.
    Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Lai was involved in teaching executive education as well as graduate and undergraduate courses on health care leadership and management, patient safety, and quality improvement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School. He currently teaches Public Health Management and Leadership.
    Dr. Lai has worked with universities, federal and state governments, health systems, and research foundations internationally. His professional experiences include being a management consultant, social enterprise strategist, and education research consultant. He was also the Novartis Visiting Fellow at Ho Chi Minh City Medicine & Pharmacy University (Vietnam), Visiting Fellow at Fukushima Medical University (Japan), Chair of the European Health Psychology Society’s early career researcher division, and executive board member in the Academy of Management's Division of Health Care Management.
    To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.

    • 36 min
    EP83 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition Niyati Parekh and Earlene Cruz

    EP83 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition Niyati Parekh and Earlene Cruz

    In this episode we speak with Niyati Parekh, Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition at NYU GPH, and Earlene Cruz, the founder and Director of Kitchen Connection.org. We discuss a wide range of topics including how climate change and Non-Communicable diseases relate to food insecurity and malnutrition, and we hear about their recent course with the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WPF).
    To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.

    • 33 min
    EP82 What you should know about PhDs with Dr. Ben Spoer

    EP82 What you should know about PhDs with Dr. Ben Spoer

    In this episode we talk to NYU GPH alum Dr. Ben Spoer. Before starting his PhD at GPH Ben received a Bachelors in Philosophy from UC Berkeley. Despite that he found a job as a holistic health counselor at Lincoln High School on Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. The students at Lincoln inspired Ben to pursue public health. Many of them lived in places that made it difficult, if not impossible, to be healthy, and they didn’t know what to do about it. Hoping to solve this problem Ben went on to earn a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University, and now his PhD from GPH. Ben’s research focuses on exposure measurement, food and built environments, and racial residential segregation. His dissertation explored the use of GPS data in defining food, built, and sociodemographic environmental exposures. Ben also taught the Masters-level thesis class at GPH while working towards his PhD. After graduation he will be working at NYU’s Langone Medical Center on the City Health Dashboard project, a data democratization initiative that provides health data for the 500 largest cities in the United States. If you would like to learn more about his take on Public Health, pursuing a PhD and taking care of your mental health, this episode is for you!

    To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.

    • 30 min
    EP81 Diversity in Public Health Academia with Dean Cheryl Healton and Dr. Melody Goodman 

    EP81 Diversity in Public Health Academia with Dean Cheryl Healton and Dr. Melody Goodman 

    In celebration of Black History Month, this special episode features Dean Cheryl Healton discussing the importance of diversity in public health academia with Dr. Melody Goodman, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics. In 1999, Dean Healton published a study called “The Shape of our River,” and years later Dr. Goodman collaborated with her on a new report called “Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Academic Public Health: 20-Year Update”. Join us as they discuss their work and the importance of minority inclusion in public health academia.
    To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.

    • 33 min
    EP80 Fighting for Immigrants’ Rights with Ben Wagner

    EP80 Fighting for Immigrants’ Rights with Ben Wagner

    Ben Wagner is in his last year of the NYU Gallatin and Global Public Health accelerated dual-degree program, concentrating in Public Health Policy.  Ben’s studies focus on understanding the nexus of medical practice, ethics, social determinants of health, and cultural impediments to improved health outcomes, particularly among refugees and migrants. As a Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow in 2018, Ben conducted research on access to healthcare in U.S. immigration detention facilities.
    Alongside his studies, Ben serves as the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, a non-profit that provides comprehensive medical, mental health, social, and legal services to victims of torture and other human rights abuse.  In this role, Ben is currently managing a campaign in New York State advocating for legislation prohibiting health care professionals from participating in torture and prisoner abuse.
    To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.

    • 29 min
    EP79 Songs About Ebola and the Power of Radio in Global Health Communication with Dr. Carlos Chirinos

    EP79 Songs About Ebola and the Power of Radio in Global Health Communication with Dr. Carlos Chirinos

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Carlos Chirinos, a clinical music and global health associate professor at NYU. His research is at the intersection of public health, communication, and music, looking at how media narratives driven by music artists and music-based interventions contribute to engaging communities in disease prevention and control in the context of existing or potential health emergencies. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Africa with funding from the World Bank, USAID, IDRC, and the Wellcome Trust. In 2015, Dr. Chirinos received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID, to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa.
    To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.

    • 40 min

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