Women’s Health Interrupted explores women’s health through scientific inquiry and storytelling. Spanning across four overarching and multidisciplinary themes: general health and wellness, brain health, socio-cultural determinants of health as well as politics, policy and advocacy, this podcast brings you content about women's health from every angle.
Women's Health Interrupted is produced by the Women's Health Research Cluster at UBC. The podcast is released on the second Wednesday of every month, debuting Wed Aug 11th 2021, on the UBC Medicine Learning Network.
Field Trip EP 5: How Women’s Socio-Economic Status Correlates with IPV?
In this episode, Dr. Siwan Anderson talks about how women’s socio-economic status strongly correlates with their health outcomes, especially Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Dr. Anderson discusses some interesting findings in her research on how women are less likely to suffer abuse if they have access to a share of the household. Her current research looks at the women’s relationships with power in the household and how religious and cultural norms come into play in this context.
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Field Trip EP 4: Social and Behavioural Epidemiology
In the fourth episode of our mini series, we talk to Dr. Kiffer Card about social and behavioural determinants of health and how healthcare researchers can improve the study of these determinants. Dr. Card discusses the historical failures of governments and researchers to provide adequate care for marginalized communities and how his work aims to begin filling those gaps.
Field Trip EP 3: How Migration Status Impacts Health and Healthcare of Refugees?
In this episode of our mini-series, we talk to Dr. Elif Sari about how the notion of “becoming sick” is related to people’s migration experiences, especially those who are part of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Sari discusses how this notion is rooted in the idea of harsh working environments and discriminatory practices of healthcare. She also addressed how both of these factors contribute to the emotional and physical wellbeing of these people.
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Field Trip EP 2: The Impacts of Gender and Intersectionality on Health Policy
In the second episode of our mini series, we talk to Dr. Veena Sriram about the role of power structures, such as gender, in global healthcare systems and policies. She highlights the importance of interdisciplinary study between public health and social sciences to better critically analyze healthcare systems.
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Field Trip EP 1: What Does Justice Mean for Women who Seek Reparations?
In the first episode of our mini-series, we talk to Dr. Ketty Anyeko about how economic barriers prevent many women from seeking justice and reparations in their lives. She discusses storytelling as a powerful tool for many women who have experienced sexual violence in Northern Uganda and the importance of listening to the community.
Dr. Ketty Anyeko is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Research Network on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia (UBC), and the School for International Studies, at Simon Fraser University. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC and an MA in Peace Studies from Notre Dame University (USA). Dr. Anyeko’s research is centered on women’s senses of justice and reparations after wartime sexual violence in Northern Uganda. With nearly two decades’ experience in women, peace, and justice, and gender programme planning and implementation, Dr. Anyeko applies her expertise to her scholarly work around the lack of understanding of justice and reparations for the women she has worked with.
Field Trip mini-series Trailer
Welcome to a Women’s Health Interrupted mini-series “Field Trip”! Hosted by Dr. Marina Adshade and Damara Featherstone, this miniseries aims to highlight how socioeconomic status is a key consideration for women’s health research. Throughout 6 episodes we’ll be talking with experts in the arts and humanities, we will get to the bottom of this question, and show how important it is that we all work together to improve women’s health.