Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) provides free podcast interviews with experts in the field, keeping you up to date with the latest research on your computer or on the go.
Debating the top animal-related infections – An interview with Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo
In episode 37 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, and Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, square off in a spirited draft of the top animal-related infections.
An economist’s take on risk, COVID-19, and infectious diseases – An interview with Dr. Emily Oster
In episode 36 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, interviews Emily Oster, PhD, professor of economics at Brown University and author of several books assessing risk during pregnancy and raising kids, to discuss communicating risk to readers and precautions parents should take in the time of COVID-19.
A Sociologist’s Methodology for Pandemic Predictions and Public Health Messaging – An interview with Dr. Zeynep Tufekci
In episode 35 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, is joined by Zeynep Tufekci, PhD, sociologist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina, to discuss the logic behind her prescient COVID-19 pandemic conclusions, and her use of op-eds in prominent news outlets to amplify her findings.
Debating the Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19 – An interview with Dr. David Meltzer
In episode 34 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with David Meltzer, MD, PhD, professor and chief of hospital medicine at the University of Chicago, about his research linking low vitamin D levels with COVID-19 susceptibility, the limitations of currently available data, and if vitamin D supplementation is wise.
Calling for an Evidence-Based Approach to COVID-19 – An interview with Dr. Vinay Prasad
In episode 33 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, author and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, about being an evidence-based medicine proponent, the handling of COVID-19 in the U.S., and voicing his thoughts on social media.
An ID Doctor’s Confrontation with His Own Case of COVID-19 - An interview with Dr. Michael Saag
In episode 32 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, invites University of Alabama Jim Straley Chair in AIDS Research Michael Saag, MD, to walk through his harrowing experience with COVID-19, offer a comparison between COVID-19 and HIV, and what gives him hope for the future.