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Public Health Musings

57 EpisodesProduced by Caroline KingoriWebsite

This podcast will reflect on public health related topics to inspire us to action.

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Zoonotic Diseases: Dr. Michael Mahero

November 3rd, 2022


On this episode, Dr. Mahero discusses the dynamics of disease transmission at the human, animal and environment interface.

Psychological Trauma: Dr. Joseph Bianco

October 13th, 2022


On this episode, Dr. Bianco discusses different aspects of psychological trauma and it’s impact on overall health outcomes.

Gerontology: Dr. Lisa Borrero

August 16th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Borrero discusses the intersection between gerontology and public health. She also highlights the importance of examining the …

Digital Health: Dr. Keosha Bond

July 26th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Bond discusses how to utilize technology in eliminating health disparities.

Health Promotion: Dr. Virginia Githiri

May 4th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Githiri discusses the importance of integrative wellness in health promotion strategies.

Chronic Diseases: Dr. Rahma Mkuu

April 5th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Mkuu discusses various chronic diseases and the opportunities to address disparities in health outcomes across underserved communities.

Sustainable Energy, Climate and Development: Dr. Evans Kituyi

March 15th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Kituyi discusses the importance of the relationship and impact of climate change on development particularly in Africa. He …

Global Disparities in Reproductive and Sexual Health with Dr. Margaret Gichane

February 28th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Gichane highlights the challenges and opportunities in addressing global youth reproductive and sexual health outcomes.

Cancer Disparities in Amish and Mennonite Communities with Dr. Melissa Thomas.

January 26th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Thomas discusses her extensive cancer healthcare access work with the Amish and Mennonite communities.

Diabetes: Dr. Elizabeth Beverly

December 16th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Beverly describes the psychosocial and neurological factors influencing the onset and management of diabetes.

Child and Human Rights: Dr. Aggrey Willis Otieno

November 18th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Otieno discusses the importance of social change as it pertains to child protection, health promotion and social justice.

Epidemiology and Public Health: Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley

October 5th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Huntley talks about her career as an epidemiologist and the importance of doing public health differently.

Information, Communication and Technology: Dr. Shikoh Gitau

September 2nd, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Gitau discusses her work in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and its intersection with health and development.

Women, Children, Families: Kobi Ajayi

August 4th, 2021


In this episode, Kobi Ajayi, a PhD candidate at Texas A&M university, talks about various challenges associated with ensuring equitable access to healthcare services among women, children and families.

Health Disparities in Key Populations: Dr. Alex Marshall

July 6th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Marshall discusses her research work with LGBTQ youth and incarcerated population. She highlights the differences in access to …

Gender Based Violence: Dr. Leso Munala

June 3rd, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Munala discusses here research work examining gender based violence, particularly sexual violence against women in Africa.

COVID19 in India: Dr Charmi Pawani.

May 13th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Pawani highlights factors that have contributed to the devastating impact of the current 2nd wave of COVID19 in India.

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Kathryn Coxe

April 6th, 2021


In this episode, Kathryn discusses the importance of implementing sound interventions to address Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Livelihood Dimensions: Dr. Edna Wangui

March 4th, 2021


In episode, Dr. Wangui, a geographer by profession, discusses her research work on gendered dimensions, rural livelihood change, environmental conservation, and climate change adaptation. She also addresses the link …

Thriving Appalachia: Drs. Michele Morrone and Tiffany Arnold

February 16th, 2021


In this episode, Drs. Morrone and Arnold discuss their newly published edited book “From Surviving to Thriving in Appalachia: Place, Passion, …

COVID19 Vaccine Pt2: Dr. James Conway

February 2nd, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Conway discusses COVID19 vaccine roll-out challenges and opportunities.

Public Health in the New Year: Dr. Caroline Kingori

January 21st, 2021


In this episode, I give an overview of the public health triumphs and challenges in 2021.

Breast Cancer: Dr. Shannon Nicks

December 15th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Nicks discusses her work with breast cancer survivors and community engagement. She highlights the importance of focusing on the social determinants of health to enhance community health.

COVID19 Vaccine Pt1: Dr. Lucy Karanja

December 1st, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Karanja, a clinical pharmacist, discusses the development, efficacy, safety and distribution of the novel COVID19 vaccines.

International Students’ Experiences: Josephine Mwangi, Nancin Dadem, Mary Chumbow, Grace Oforiwa.

November 17th, 2020


In this episode, as we commemorate international education week, four international students pursuing doctorates in the US, discuss the impact of …

COVID19 Opinions

November 4th, 2020


In this episode, you’ll hear from a variety of people, who share how COVID19 has impacted their lives. They also share what they’d like to see change with the current prevention strategies.

COVID19 in Africa - Pt 2. Dr. Githinji Gitahi

October 20th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Gitahi, the Global CEO of AMREF, discusses the social, economic and environmental factors associated with COVID19 in Africa.

COVID19 in Africa-Pt 1. Dr. Jordan Kyongo; Dr. Christine Ngaruiya; Dr. Elizabeth Wachira.

October 6th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the impact of COVID19 in Africa. Why is the world surprised that the morbidity and mortality rates are low in Africa? I am joined by Drs. Kyongo, Ngaruiya, and Wachira.

Community Health Science: Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz

September 22nd, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Rodriguez-Diaz discusses his research work in infectious diseases. He also talks about working with various communities of …

Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Dr. Darrell Gray

September 15th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Gray discusses his role as a gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer specialist. He also talks about health disparities and his …

Social Mobilization: Kujang Laki

September 9th, 2020


In this episode, Kujang talks about her time at UNICEF undertaking various roles as a behavior change agent and social mobilizer in community …

Reflection: Dr. Caroline Kingori

September 2nd, 2020


I reflect on the 24 episodes that the podcast has produced. It’s been a wonderful experience hearing from experts in public health and other related …

Predictive Analytics: Dr. Carrol Perrino

August 25th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Perrino talks about measurement of human behavior both practical and theoretical. She highlights the role of predictive …

Community Engagement: Drs. Elizabeth and David Wachira

August 18th, 2020


In this episode, Drs. David and Elizabeth Wachira talk about their community engagement work in the US and Kenya. They highlight the interaction between their distinct professions and public health.

Culture and Health: Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa

August 11th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Airhihenbuwa discusses the importance of centralizing culture within community-based interventions. He also highlights why it’s …

Maternal Health Disparities: Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

August 4th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha discusses maternal health disparities impacting communities of color.

The Ripple Effect: Henon Gebre

July 29th, 2020


In this episode, Henon who is recent MPH graduate, discusses her research work in diabetes, STH and STIs. She also shares her experiences working with communities in Appalachia as well as those in her native country …

Trauma Informed Care: Dr. Dawn Graham

July 21st, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Graham addresses trauma informed care and compassion fatigue. She also discusses primary care and public health in rural communities.

Social Psychology: Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa

July 16th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Turner-Musa discusses the link between Social Psychology and Public Health. She also discusses the ASCEND program that she …

Health Messaging: Dr. Rebekah Crawford

June 30th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Crawford discusses the importance of contextualizing health messages to meet the needs of our target communities.

Social Economic Development: Dr. Seleshi Asfaw

June 25th, 2020


In this Episode, Dr. Asfaw, Director of Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, discusses his organization’s role in enhancing the social and economic …

Consequentialist Epidemiology: Dr. Nhail Tutlam

June 18th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Tutlam discusses his research work on chronic diseases, mental health and youth violence.

Social & Structural Barriers: Dr. Omar Martinez

June 12th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Martinez discusses the intersection of law, public health and human sexuality necessary for creating interdisciplinary strategies that will address health disparities.

Behavioral Health Outcomes: Dr. Eunice Kimunai

June 10th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Kimunai discusses her military health, global health and church re-opening protocols post COVID19 stay-home orders.


This …

Mobilization & Advocacy: Rosemary Mburu

June 5th, 2020


Ms. Mburu, the Executive Director of WACI Health in Kenya, discusses her work as a civil society leader in Africa. She also talks about the importance of bringing together supportive voices to influence decision making …

Community Medicine: Dr. Aimalohi Ahonkai

June 4th, 2020


Dr. Ahonkai, an infectious disease physician, discusses her work with marginalized HIV patients in the US and Nigeria. She highlights her interventions that have addressed HIV stigma and depression as well as continuum …

Medicine needs Public Health: Dr. Esther Asante.

June 2nd, 2020


Dr. Asante talks about her public health experience as a medical practitioner in Accra, Ghana.

Health Care Delivery: Dr. Cory Cronin

May 26th, 2020


Dr. Cronin discuss factors associated with adequate health care delivery and the public health implications.

Public Health is Everybody’s Business: Dr. Tania Basta

May 21st, 2020


Dr. Tania Basta discusses health promotion as well as the interdisciplinary aspect of public health.

Science and Art of Public Health: Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong

May 20th, 2020


In this episode, Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong discusses how public health is both a science and an art by sharing her motivation and her HIV and reproductive health research.


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Reproductive Health among Immigrants: Dr. Kafuli Agbemenu.

May 15th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Agbemenu talks about her nursing background and it’s interaction with public health. She also discusses her reproductive health research among African immigrant and refugee women in the Buffalo NY …

Social Network Dynamics: Dr. Jaih Craddock

May 11th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Craddock discusses her social work research among youth within the area of sexual and reproductive health. She highlights the importance of their social networks as well as the intersection of …

Communication for Social Change - Dr. Kay-Anne Darlington

May 8th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Darlington talks about different forms of mass communication and how they interact with health.

Environmental Health: Dr. Michele Morrone

May 4th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Michele Morrone, an environmental health expert, describes the nuances in the relationship between environmental health and public health.

Community Partnerships: Sarah Ndiangui.

May 1st, 2020


In this episode, you will hear from Sarah Ndiangui, a Public Health Analyst with a federal agency. She will describe her role in public health …

Public Health is Everything: Dr. Michael Reece

April 30th, 2020


In this episode you will hear from Dr. Michael Reece an accomplished Public Health Researcher from Ohio University. He talks about his public health journey and his thoughts about how public health is relevant to our …


April 30th, 2020


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