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Health outcomes in this country continue to be sub-optimal between Americans and compared to other developed countries. Join us as we speak with Health Equity Experts & Leaders to discuss innovative approaches to narrow the gap and improve the quality of life for all.

Host: Mary E Fleming
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Editor: Lenieka Portis Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reede-scholars/support

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Health outcomes in this country continue to be sub-optimal between Americans and compared to other developed countries. Join us as we speak with Health Equity Experts & Leaders to discuss innovative approaches to narrow the gap and improve the quality of life for all.

Host: Mary E Fleming
Producers: Mary E Fleming, Amon Rodgers
Editor: Lenieka Portis Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reede-scholars/support

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Generational Wealth and Gentrification with Chuck Perkins

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Generational Wealth and Gentrification with Chuck Perkins

    In this episode, we are joined by Chuck Perkins, a New Orleans native, entrepreneur, and author.  Before matriculating to the Xavier University of Louisiana, he spent 3 years in the Marine Corp. Mr. Perkins shares with us his coming of age journey in New Orleans, his decision to join the military, and impetus to start his own business.  We discuss the current infrastructure in New Orleans, its possibilities, and its vulnerability to gentrification.


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    • 26 min
    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Public Health, Law and Advocacy with Greg Ewing

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Public Health, Law and Advocacy with Greg Ewing

    On this episode, we are joined by Greg Ewing, JD, MPH, Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs/Chief Compliance Officer at Trillium Health in Rochester, NY. 

    Mr. Ewing shares with us his evolution from music to law and his decision to pursue public health.  We explore his personal experiences with racism and why racism is a public health issue, ,delving into the complexities of education, employment, and advancement.


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    • 47 min
    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Informatics, Policy and Community with Esteban Gershanik

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Informatics, Policy and Community with Esteban Gershanik

    In this episode, we are joined by Esteban Gershanik, MD, MPH, MMSc, who is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical Informatics.  He currently toggles between Boston, MA, and New Orleans, LA in both clinical and non-clinical capacities. 

    Dr. Gershanik broadened his medical and public health training to include informatics to better understand how we obtain and use data in the healthcare field to understand our patients and improve outcomes.  He reminds us that if equity is not considered at the onset, it will not be a part of the results.


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    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Pharmacy and Community with Eric Peters

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Pharmacy and Community with Eric Peters

    In this episode we are joined by Eric Peters, PharmD, and owner of Lagniappe Pharmacy in Louisiana.

    Dr. Peters is a New Orleans native and started his pharmacy journey at Xavier University of Louisiana.  Grounded in faith and mission, he expanded his career to serve a larger community in Southern Louisiana and now has 9 stores in the area.  His stores have been instrumental in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in underserved communities.


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    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Women’s Health and Academic Medicine with Gloria Richard Davis

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Women’s Health and Academic Medicine with Gloria Richard Davis

    In this episode, we are joined by Gloria Richard Davis, MD, who is a tenured professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division Director for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility & Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 

    Dr. Richard Davis’ career encompasses clinical, academic and administrative roles across the southwest from Louisiana to Tennessee to Arkansas. She speaks with us about disparities in fibroid management, infertility treatments, maintaining the pipeline and community engagement.


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    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Biomedical Sciences and Access to Higher Education with Jabbar Bennett

    Let’s Talk Health Equity, Biomedical Sciences and Access to Higher Education with Jabbar Bennett

    In this episode, we are joined by Jabbar Bennett, Ph.D., Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer at Michigan State University. 

    Dr. Bennett started his career at Harvard in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships and has since held leadership positions at Brown and Northwestern where he has improved access to the pathway into biomedical sciences and clinical healthcare.  In his new role, he looks forward to addressing health equity and increasing & improving community partnerships in East Lansing, MI.


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Very intersting take on health equity and policy matters. Will continue to listen!

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Listen to real people and experts in the various sectors of the healthcare, policy, management, and public health fields.

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I really appreciate the broad spectrum of opinions and viewpoints Mary gathers in order to creat a very robust and nuanced discussion about health equity in America - keep of the good work!

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