This podcast explores public health careers, epidemiology, and public health entrepreneurship. The episodes features conversations that encourage you to think creatively and use innovation, while also helping you see public health everywhere.
The Intersection Of The Practice of Law And Public Health, With Aila Hoss, JD
This episode is a massively inspiring one. We are lucky enough to welcome Aila Hoss, JD to the show to talk about the intersection of public health, the practice of law, and epidemiology, with a specific focus on how these subjects relate to tribal communities.
The Downstream Impact Of Burnout, With Sumana Jeddy, MPH
Burnout can manifest in many ways, starting subtly and suddenly leading to memory loss and other issues. Our guest today is passionate about burnout and the downstream impact that it has on chronic diseases.
Sumana Jeddy is a content creator, influencer, and the founder and CEO of Jeddy Wellness. In this episode, you’ll hear about Sumana’s background in infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance.
Sumana’s interest in public health began when she was studying microbiology, and she owes a credit to a professor who showed her the various directions that a healthcare career can go in. Sumana advises listeners at the start of their careers to develop their purpose by having conversations with professors and taking courses.
She shares a bit about her own episode of burnout, and unpacks how simple symptoms develop into major ones, before telling us how she strategically rebranded herself to begin her entrepreneurship journey, fighting and preventing burnout. Sumana believes that individual health promotes community health and urges listeners to develop a personal wellness strategy in order to teach the community around them.
Her final words of advice are to listen to your body, and develop self-awareness as soon as you can. We hope you join us to learn from this inspiring leader in wellness today.
Filling The Gap Between Clinical Health Care & Public Health With Dr. Meghan O’Connell, Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center
Today’s guest is a clinical doctor and a public health practitioner, who is working towards bridging the gap between these two somewhat disconnected fields.
Dr. Meghan O’Connell has dedicated her life’s work to the achievement of health equity in the United States, and firmly believes that connecting clinical medicine and public health is an essential element in reaching the goal to eliminate health disparities.
Dr. O’Connell has worked in a number of roles throughout her career, which you will hear briefly about today, but the main focus of our discussion is on the work that she is currently doing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC), and tribal communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the existing vulnerabilities of Native American tribes. During the conversation on this episode, Dr. O’Connell shares the challenges she has faced regarding public health data acquisition for these communities. There is a discussion about Dr. O’Connell and the Tribal Epidemiology Centers effort to address these challenges.
Training Front-Line Health Workers, With Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN
Our guest on this episode is Quisha Umemba, CEO and founder of Umemba Health, LLC. Quisha is a Bachelors prepared Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Public Health.
During the interview, she explained how having a public health perspective shaped her nursing practice and ultimately the trajectory of her career.
She later explained that once she realized epidemiology wasn't just about diseases but that it included all factors of health, even the social structural factors, then epidemiology became more fascinating.
Key Points From This Episode:
An introduction to Quisha Umemba, her broad educational scope, and the wide variety of roles she has held throughout her career What a windshield assessment is, and why it sparked Quisha’s passion for public health The sectors within public health which Quisha has chosen to focus on Quisha's feelings as she moved from clinical care to an administrative role Certification that community health workers can receive Umemba Health The main goal of Umemba Health ...And much more!
Podcast Title Shifts from "Careers" to "Conversations"
If you’ve listened to the last two episodes, you’ll know that there are some changes to the podcast that I have been working on in the background. Today is the day these changes come to life.
Welcome to the Public Health Epidemiology CONVERSATIONS Podcast! In this episode you’ll hear about why I decided to swap the word “careers” for “conversations” as well as the various other exciting changes I’ve made to my podcast content and my website.
There are also some brand-new resources I’m going to be sharing with you in the coming months, and I hope these offer a lot of value to you. Thank you for being a part of this journey so far, and I look forward to continuing to learn and grow alongside you through the upcoming open-minded, open-hearted conversations.
The Courage To Change, Pivot, and Grow
Our episode today picks up where episode 207 left off. Last week Dr. Huntley outlined some of the challenges facing graduates in the public health industry and how she is adapting her business to address these difficulties. In today’s episode, Dr. Huntley outlines the details of these changes and how they will affect the show.
Tuning in you’ll hear Dr. Huntley break down why she’ll be inviting more guests from other fields onto her show and how she will be tailoring her questions to encompass the broader application of public health principles, no matter the job title.
Dr. Huntley shares her goals for the future of the show like prompting listeners to reflect on how public health principles apply to their role at work. She also shares some of the exciting details for their online rebranding, like a new logo, color scheme, and mission statement.
Tune in for all the details on these exciting changes!
Inspiring and motivating podcast!
I’m so happy that I found this podcast! Dr. Huntley is very knowledgeable, friendly and full of creative tips on how to get started or think differently about your work if you’re already experienced. She offers a lot of clear action steps and is insightful and inspiring. Highly recommended!
Not Public Health But Love This Show
Like the title says, I am not in the public health field at all BUT I love listening in every episode because I find different nuggets of knowledge that I can add into my life and business!
Excellent find to enrich my service year
Currently I am carrying out my service year in a rural free clinic in Wisconsin. I am striving to be very intentional about building my network and skill set as much as possible during my downtime. Finding Dr. Huntley’s podcast is perfect because she puts her audience’s needs first which is clearly shown in the questions and comments she makes throughout every episode. You can feel that she wants to ensure every episode is as valuable as possible so I would never hesitate to recommend her podcast to others. Thank you for all that you do Dr. Huntley, you definitely have a lifetime listener here in America’s Dairyland!