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The world needs more empathy, joy, vulnerability, & laughter! Lisa Bodnar talks to a diverse group of epidemiologists about everything except epi. Personal beats professional. More heart, less smart.

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The world needs more empathy, joy, vulnerability, & laughter! Lisa Bodnar talks to a diverse group of epidemiologists about everything except epi. Personal beats professional. More heart, less smart.

    AJ Adkins-Jackson, PhD on music as 'home', Dr. Dre, boxing, and comic sans

    AJ Adkins-Jackson, PhD on music as 'home', Dr. Dre, boxing, and comic sans

    Season 2 finale ends with a bang! Paris "AJ" Adkins-Jackson, PhD is a multidisciplinary health equity researcher and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. She tells me how her career path moved from anthropology to studying impact of structural determinants of health on historically marginalized groups. She tells me about the richness of her life outside of work, including finding a home in music from childhood to today, and kicking butt boxing, We chat about looking for a co-parent, singing our grant applications, and fonts we hate. Thank you for all of your support this season! 
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    Beth Linas, PhD on life outside of academia and ranking chain restaurants

    Beth Linas, PhD on life outside of academia and ranking chain restaurants

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    Fausto Bustos, PhD, on life crossing the southern border and loving prunes

    Fausto Bustos, PhD, on life crossing the southern border and loving prunes

    You will surely love today's episode with Fausto Bustos, PhD. Fausto is an infectious disease epidemiologist and an ORISE Data Science Fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he provides data analytic expertise, computational and statistical assistance, and substantive scientific knowledge to advance their research mission. Fausto grew up crossing the southern border of the US for school every day, lived in poverty with his mother and brother, and found an escape in education. His story is stirring, but his combination of intellect, humor, and silliness makes his life so far a story of resilience.
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    Rachel Hardeman, PhD on dismantling structural racism and advice for penguins

    Rachel Hardeman, PhD on dismantling structural racism and advice for penguins

    Rachel Hardeman, PhD is nothing short of a powerhouse. She is a reproductive health equity researcher, scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and activist. Rachel is Associate Professor and the first Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity. Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  Her research links structural racism to health, identifies opportunities for intervention, and dismantles the systems, structures, and institutions that allow inequities to persist. Two of her most important roles are as PI and founder of the Measuring & Operationalizing Racism to Achieve Health Equity lab and director of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity. She has so many other roles and projects that I mention on this episode. Today, Rachel discusses what motivates her to keep doing the hard work in racial justice, what her biggest impact has been thus far in her career, and what she sees as the broader vision of her work. She also tells me about airplane snacks, Prosecco, her love of Prince (RIP), and advice for penguins. I am so very honored Rachel would find time to share with us!
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    Steve Mooney, PhD on being a cis dude in therapy, divorcing, and online dating

    Steve Mooney, PhD on being a cis dude in therapy, divorcing, and online dating

    Steve Mooney, PhD, is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He and I have been friends since 2017, and we met because we were both in the very early stages of our divorces. On the show, we talk about how our divorce has changed our feelings about our family structure. He tells me what it's like to be a cis American man deciding to go to therapy (in a culture that tells men to ignore their feelings) and how we try to muddle through the dating apps. 
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    Maria Glymour, PhD on the path to finding her career and riding cows in Oklahoma

    Maria Glymour, PhD on the path to finding her career and riding cows in Oklahoma

    Today, my chat with the amazing Maria Glymour, ScD, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California - San Francisco. Maria tells me about being lost after college and her winding road to epidemiology, growing up in rural Oklahoma, riding cows, the Beastie Boys, a dinner party with Jaws, and the 'flavor' red. I don't think I've ever laughed this hard during an interview. Enjoy!
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

the coin master 666 ,

Such a great show

Really love this show, feels like listening on two friends - epidemiology friends! Such a weekly boost. <3

Raj.k8976 ,

Amazing

Lisa is incredible at keeping this podcast fun and light. Epidemiologist are quiet heroes and Lisa rightly gives them the light they deserve!

Emw1234 ,

Fantastic, funny, uplifting and helpful for epidemiology folks and beyond

Such an amazing podcast. I look forward to listening. The career and life advice and discussions are really informative too!

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