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Population Health Plug-In

27 EpisodesProduced by University of Alabama at Birmingham

POPulation Health Plug-In is a podcast series that highlights emerging public health topics and issues that affect population health. Produced by the UAB School of Public Health, this show interviews experts from academia, practitioners in the field, and alumni to delve deeper into a variety of heal… read more

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Career Conversation: Meet Rosalind Robinson, (SOPH ’01) Alum

November 12th, 2020


Join us as we talk to University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health alum Rosalind Robinson. Ms. Robinson graduated with a Master’s of …

Homelessness in the time of COVID-19

November 5th, 2020


As most of America has been asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and limit exposure to others, there is a group of people who cannot: the homeless. Ms. Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins …

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Plastic Pollution and the Impact of COVID-19

October 23rd, 2020


Dr. Lisa McCormick, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the UAB …

Engineering a Survey: Dr. Suzanne Judd and the RURAL Study

July 6th, 2020


The Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal, or RURAL, Study aims to develop a better understanding of risk factors associated with high burdens of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in rural areas of Alabama, …

Meet Dr. Wilma Robinson, Deputy Executive Secretary at HHS

March 6th, 2020


Dr. Robinson earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the UAB School of Public Health in 1998. In …

2019 Novel Coronavirus

February 11th, 2020


Dr. Rachael Lee, an assistant professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Disease, joined our podcast to talk about what is currently known about the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Healthy Heart, Healthy You

February 2nd, 2020


Dr. Suzanne Judd, nutritional epidemiologist and professor in UAB’s School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, joins us on this episode …

A GASP for Clean Air

January 23rd, 2020


Michael Hansen, executive director of the Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (GASP), joins us to discuss the organization’s mission to …

HIV/AIDS: Testing, Treatment, and Care in Panama

December 9th, 2019


December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, and as part of raising awareness of the issue, Dr. Ana Belén Araúz, a physician specializing in Infectious  Diseases at Hospital Santo Tomas in Panama recently visited UAB. While …

Meet Jeff Burrowes, (SOPH ’15) Alum and Emergency Preparedness Analyst at the U.S. Senate

December 5th, 2019


Listen in as Jeff Burrowes shares his story of how his career has evolved and lessons learned during his journey.

Ending Homelessness In Birmingham, AL

October 31st, 2019


Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to discuss the organization’s mission of empowering women and children to end homelessness in Birmingham Alabama.

Lessons from the Love Canal

October 11th, 2019


In the spring of 1978, when she was just 27 years old, Lois Gibbs discovered that her home and those of her neighbors in Love Canal were sitting next …

Promoting Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Latina Immigrants in Alabama

October 1st, 2019


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for this month, we would like to highlight the work of Sowing the Seeds of Health, a unique …

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Ties with the Republic of Panama

September 6th, 2019


UAB’s Assistant Director of Historical Collections and University  Archivist sat down to share some of the historical connections and ties  between …

Alzheimer's and Brain Disease

June 17th, 2019


In this episode, we learn more about Alzheimer's and the work of Alzheimer's of Central Alabama from the organization's executive director, Miller Piggott.

Sustainable Agriculture

February 12th, 2019


One Health: The Intersection of Human Health, Animal and Environmental Health

Chemical Warfare: Now & Then; Near & Far

February 1st, 2019


A Brief History of Chemical Warfare Agents, Challenges in Response, and Lessons Learned.

The Flu Vaccine

November 1st, 2018


Rachael Lee, MD, Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, talks about the seasonal flu and flu pandemic.

Samuelson Lecture - The End of US Health Policy

October 12th, 2018


Alan Weil, Editor-In-Chief with Health Affairs, gives a talk titled "The End of US Health Policy."

Keto Diet

October 11th, 2018


Amy Miskimon Goss, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, talks about the Keto Diet.

Microplastics and Pollution Along the Gulf Coast

September 20th, 2018


Caitlin Wessel, who is with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Genwest Systems, joins us to talk about the microplastics and pollution along the Gulf …

Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes)

September 7th, 2018


Vaping and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices which produce an aerosolized mixture from a solution of concentrated …

Alabama Department of Public Health

September 7th, 2018


Learn more about ADPH, its structure and their recent PHAB accreditation from the Chief of Staff at ADPH, Michele Jones.

Medical Advocacy and Outreach

September 5th, 2018


Medical Advocacy and Outreach: Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Access to Medical Care.

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