45 episodes

Population Healthy digs into important public health topics that impact our everyday lives. Produced by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the show brings together experts to discuss population health issues from a variety of perspectives, from the microscopic to the macroeconomic, the social to the environmental, and explore the factors that affect the health of all of us, at a population level.

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Population Healthy digs into important public health topics that impact our everyday lives. Produced by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the show brings together experts to discuss population health issues from a variety of perspectives, from the microscopic to the macroeconomic, the social to the environmental, and explore the factors that affect the health of all of us, at a population level.

    Coronavirus Testing, Turnaround Times, and Immunity: What We Know

    Coronavirus Testing, Turnaround Times, and Immunity: What We Know

    Questions around coronavirus testing and immunity are top-of-mind as the pandemic continues to spread and potential vaccines undergo trials. Emily Martin, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, breaks down the basics of coronavirus testing and what the current data show are the potential next steps for the United States as we head toward fall and flu season.

    • 13 min
    A New Hotspot: Coronavirus in Latin America 7.16.20

    A New Hotspot: Coronavirus in Latin America 7.16.20

    In Latin America, the battle against COVID-19 is raging. At the time this podcast was recorded, the region has reported over 3.2 million cases of the disease and over 140,000 deaths, making it one of the biggest hotspots in the world.

    To find out more about the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America, we spoke to Joe Eisenberg, a professor and the chair of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and an expert on infectious disease research in the region. He provides insight on current figures and how various national responses have shaped the status of the pandemic in Latin American countries.

    • 9 min
    Pregnancy During the Coronavirus Pandemic 7.2.20

    Pregnancy During the Coronavirus Pandemic 7.2.20

    In the United States alone, there’s an average of 4 million births each year. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, that amounts to a lot of women who are understandably concerned about their health and the health of their child.

    In this episode we talked with Phoebe Kulik, a program manager at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a first-time expectant mother, about what it’s been like to be pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about what we currently know about pregnancy and COVID-19, we also sat down with two experts in maternal health in the department of Epidemiology: Research Scientist, Miatta Buxton, and Associate Professor, Alexis Handal. They offered insights on the unique challenges the pandemic has had on expectant mothers, and what we can learn to provide better care.

    • 15 min
    India’s Unique Coronavirus Challenges 6.19.20

    India’s Unique Coronavirus Challenges 6.19.20

    Though it’s landmass is only one-third the size of the United States, India is home to nearly 17% of the world’s population — approximately 1.34 billion people. But as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s population size is just one of the unique challenges facing the country. Michigan Public Health Professor Bhramar Mukherjee explains the factors behind India’s still-rising infection numbers, and how she’s helping the Indian government use data to slow the virus’ spread.

    Learn more about Prof. Mukherjee’s COVID-19 modeling project: http://myumi.ch/Axm7W

    • 18 min
    Examining the Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Black Americans 6.12.20

    Examining the Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Black Americans 6.12.20

    In Michigan, African Americans make up 14% of the population but represent 33% of the state’s COVID-19 cases and 41% of deaths. Michigan is not unique in this respect—experts have seen similar statistics across the country. Michigan Public Health professor Enrique Neblett, a leading expert on racism and health, explains how and why the coronavirus pandemic is causing Black Americans to be infected, hospitalized and die at a higher rate than other populations—and what we as individuals and communities can do to dismantle the systemic racism that is the root cause of these health disparities.

    Join the conversation with us on social media at twitter.com/umichsph and learn more about coronavirus from Michigan Public Health experts at http://myumi.ch/qgW8y

    • 11 min
    How To Manage Your COVID-19 Risk 5.29.20

    How To Manage Your COVID-19 Risk 5.29.20

    Now that the weather is getting nicer and states like Michigan are beginning to loosen their restrictions on gatherings, retail shopping, and more, how do we assess our own personal risk—and the risks to friends and family—as we head out of our homes to reconnect and return to public spaces? Michigan Public Health research scientist Ryan Malosh, a survivor of leukemia and a bone marrow transplant, shares his recommendations for managing your individual infection risk, and explains how swiss cheese can help us all think about reducing infectious disease transmission.

    Join the conversation with us on social media at twitter.com/umichsph and learn more about coronavirus from Michigan Public Health experts at http://myumi.ch/qgW8y

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

KGupta92 ,

Great way to learn

Excellent platform to stay uptodate with the latest happening in public health

brittmarym ,

Love this

Waiting to go back to school to get my MPH or MHI and I find this podcast really enjoyable! I am so passionate about the field and I’m glad I have something to listen to in the interim. Very informative!

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