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Iyah Romm

As the first in a new series of conversations with public health innovators, Michael Stein spoke with Iyah Romm, cofounder and CEO of Cityblock, a start-up focused on improving the health of underserved urban populations.

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Josh McGill

Today marks the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. We spoke with Josh McGill about surviving the shooting, his nursing career, and his thoughts on gun violence prevention policies.

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Ayesha Barenblat

Ayesha Barenblat is the founder of Remake, a platform dedicated to changing consumer perspectives on fashion and style by increasing awareness about the public health impact of the fashion industry supply chain. 

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Michael Shively on Science & Sex Work Policy

PHP spoke with Michael Shively about a prominent study in the Lancet that suggested decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections. Shively maintains the findings were significantly less conclusive than reporters and activists made them out to be.

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Brandi Harless

Brandi Harless, Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, talked with Public Health Post about how her background in global health informed the initiatives she’s working on now, and the intersection of public health and public service.

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Shari Rudavsky

PHP sat down with Shari Rudavsky, health and medicine reporter for the Indianapolis Star, where she has reported on Indiana’s important public health issues, including the recent HIV outbreak and the opioid crisis.

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Sally Satel on the Opioid Epidemic

Public Health Post sat down with Dr. Sally Satel, practicing psychiatrist at the Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling Clinic in Washington, D.C., to discuss the opioid epidemic.

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Barbara Brents on Sex Work, Stigma, and Nuance

PHP sat down with Barbara Brents for a discussion on whether or not commercial sex should be legalized or decriminalized (it’s complicated) and how journalists and public health professionals can contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the sex work industry.

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Cheryl Sbarra

PHP sat down with Cheryl Sbarra, public health lawyer and director of Make Smoking History, about her fight against tobacco and what it took to sound the alarm on second hand smoke.

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