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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.

I AM GPH NYU School of Global Public Health

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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.

    EP98 The Black Women’s Health Collective: Making Space in Public Health Through Intersectionality

    EP98 The Black Women’s Health Collective: Making Space in Public Health Through Intersectionality

    Mary Holiman (President) and Ciara Freeman (Vice President) are two MPH students who serve as leaders of the Black Women’s Health Collective (BWHC). The mission of BWHC is to support and encourage the leadership of Black women in public health while highlighting the health experiences of black women and girls globally. The club is able to do this with programming throughout the year by connecting Black women students and professionals in Public Health, sharing opportunities, and fostering a meaningful space of community and solidarity on NYU’s Campus. In this episode, Ciara and Mary give me insight into the club’s purpose and mission, as well as some events the organization has been holding this academic year such as their recent “Succeeding while Black” event and how the club has opened doors for them- Mary shares a defining internship experience she had. You can keep up with the organization on Instagram (@nyu_bwhc) and by subscribing to their newsletter (nyu.bwhc@gmail.com). Mary (@queenmvh) and Ciara (@ciarafreeman_) have also made themselves available as a resource or point of contact on Instagram.
    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
    EP97 Mental Health and Artificial Intelligence with Besa Bauta

    EP97 Mental Health and Artificial Intelligence with Besa Bauta

    Besa Bauta serves as Chief Data Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for MercyFirst, an organization that provides health and mental health services for clients in New York City. Besa, who is a GPH Alum (‘08) and NYU Ph.D. Alum (‘18), currently works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work along with being a licensed clinical therapist. Her current work seeks to support health systems by building technological infrastructure. Besa’s current projects include work with the Feedback Research Institute [FRI] and the Social Impact AI Lab [SIAIL] which she helped co-found. What these projects seek to do is revolutionize human services by leveraging the latest technologies to improve outcomes for children and families receiving services in child welfare, mental health/behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment. Her initial work on the SIAIL made her the Winner of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Award for Healthcare Innovation and Social-determinants of Health. Currently, Besa and her team are semi-finalists with the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs’ NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge within the social-venture competition. In this interview, Besa and I discuss her work with MercyFirst and both FRI and SIAIL, along with engaging in an insightful discussion about the use of artificial intelligence in developing mental health services and the implications for this, and especially how COVID-19 has shaped the domain and understanding of the importance of mental health.
    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.

    • 35 min
    EP96 Clean Water Rights with Jackie Young-Medcalf of THEA

    EP96 Clean Water Rights with Jackie Young-Medcalf of THEA

    Learn about the Houston water crisis you probably didn’t know even existed, how climate change may begin to affect our water sources around the U.S., the incredible story of survival from Jackie Young-Medcalf’s exposure to toxic heavy metals and the actions we can all take to feel empowered in our water rights. Jackie is a champion for public health and a catalyst for change through collaboration. Without knowing it Texas Health and Environment Alliance (THEA) was formed the day Jackie discovered what no doctor could about her and her family’s health – that their water was a culprit of their illnesses. It was in her hydrology class when she discovered the toxic environment in the area was making them sick through their water source. Once she revealed what was causing the death of her animals, her father’s cancer, and her own battles with seizures, loss of motor function, and endometriosis, she dedicated her studies to the environmental issues at the root of the problem. In 2015 Jackie launched Texas Health and Environment Alliance, where she has been a driving force in leading collaborative efforts across government agencies holding polluters responsible – specifically Superfund Sites. Representing over a half million voices in Houston and surrounding areas, Jackie has influenced more than $115 million in clean-up efforts.
    Kassandra Jones, NYU GPH alumna 19’, realized she had a knack for capturing the world around her through cinematic storytelling. After completing the Master of Public Health program at New York University, she now uses her knowledge base and strong interpersonal skills to highlight awareness around current and future global public health trends using media. Some of her freelance clients include Project Heal, THEA, Urban Indigenous Collective, Kitchen Connection, and the United Nations. Her commitment to pursuing her passion within communications and public health care has allowed her to work on culturally competent public health campaigns around environmental health, vaccine hesitancy, women's health equity, and food insecurity. Her goal is to use digital media to elicit social change and provide solutions.
    Website:
    txhea.org/community-health-survey/

    Instagram:
    @tx.hea

    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/TXHEA/
    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.

    • 31 min
    EP95 Medical Innovation Policy and the COVID Vaccine with Jocelyn Ulrich

    EP95 Medical Innovation Policy and the COVID Vaccine with Jocelyn Ulrich

    Jocelyn Ulrich is a GPH alumna who graduated with a concentration in global health policy and management in 2009. Jocelyn has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and currently works as a Deputy Vice President in Medical Innovation Policy in the Policy and Research department at PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America. In this role, she works at the intersection of public health and public policy to develop legislative and policy analysis and research studies on a range of issues impacting innovative biopharmaceutical companies ranging from FDA policy and intellectual property concerns. Jocelyn is dedicated to advancing medical innovation policy and in this episode, she discusses the function of her role at PhRMA, interesting innovations in health she’s excited about, as well as her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine in terms of vaccine confidence and how efforts are being made to be inclusive of all communities, especially marginalized groups, in vaccine rollout and healthcare as a whole.
    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.

    • 20 min
    EP94 Launching a Digital Health Startup with Ashlee Wisdom, MPH ‘18

    EP94 Launching a Digital Health Startup with Ashlee Wisdom, MPH ‘18

    Join us for a conversation with NYU GPH Alumna Ashlee Wisdom about health technology, entrepreneurship, and challenging the status quo in healthcare and society. Ashlee will discuss how she is crafting her public health career and share her experience launching her digital health startup, Health In Her HUE.
    Learn more and download the Health in Her HUE app at www.healthinherhue.com
    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.

    • 45 min
    EP93 Public Policy Symposium on Public Health 2020 with Pavel Shirley & Sonia Wiecek

    EP93 Public Policy Symposium on Public Health 2020 with Pavel Shirley & Sonia Wiecek

    On November 14 and 15, 2020, the Public Policy Symposium on Public Health was presented through a collaboration between NYU GPH and the NYU Politics Society. During the two-day virtual symposium, students from across New York City gathered to present and debate policy proposals on various topics regarding public health. Participants were tasked with preparing creative policy memos addressing topics such as Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Mental Health, Prescription Drugs and Opioids, and Gun Violence. Our guests in this episode, NYU undergraduate students Sonia Wiecek and Pavel Shirley were both attendees of the event (Pavel was also a planning committee member). Sonia is a Junior Majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Public Health and Pavel is a Freshman studying Public Administration. The Public Policy Symposium’s committee held various events leading up to the Symposium to prepare participants to write about and debate these policy proposals, and to encourage them to think critically about public health. In conversation, Sonia and Pavel provided an in-depth look at the debated topics of national healthcare and insurance as well as housing. They discussed the current state of debate on those topics, what reform and solutions might look like for those issues, and the intersection of the fields of public health and public policy.
    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

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