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The Fortune Men

Associate Dean Yvette Cozier talks about this year’s SPH Reads selection, “The Fortune Men,” by Nadifa Mohamed, with PHP fellows Connor McCombs and Bethany Hallenborg. Cozier explains how the book’s themes of immigration, incarceration and injustice are as relevant in the U.S. today as they were in 1950s Wales.

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COVID-19 and Death Reporting

Andrew Stokes, an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, discusses under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths in the United States and the ensuing investigations with PHP Fellows Bethany Hallenborg and Connor McCombs. They talk about the interdisciplinary efforts of researchers and journalists to discover where and why COVID-19 deaths may be under-reported and why accurate counts matter in this first episode of PHPod’s third season.

 

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Public Health Communication: Where it Matters Most

Rubina Veerakone introduces the 2022 Public Health Post Fellows: Hannah Tremont, Abby Outterson, Bethany Hallenborg, Connor McCombs, and Barbara Espinosa. They talk about health communication and their public health interests heading into the year-long writing fellowship.

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We Are Better Together

Ruth Rollins, founder of the We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project, talks with Rubina Veerakone about the organization’s mission to connect and heal women and girls affected by homicide and incarceration to prevent the cycles of violence and victimization.

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The Period Project

PHPod returns with Walae Hayek as she discusses period poverty with PHP Fellow Rubina Veerakone in Episode 2. They talk about the efforts of the student-run organization, The Period Project, to bring menstruation supplies, education and advocacy to Boston University and beyond.

 

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What is Activism? Season 2, Episode 1

PHPod relaunches with a new season, beginning with an episode about activism. The 2021 Public Health Post fellows — Rubina Veerakone, Sara Mar, Maya Thirkill and Devin O’Donnell — are joined by Craig Andrade, associate dean of practice and director of the Activist Lab at the Boston University School of Public Health.

 

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Reducing the Cost of Gun Violence

John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, details the impact of Massachusetts’ success with public policy on gun control and the choices officials must make to replicate that success nationwide.

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Investigating the People’s Health

Sarah Kliff, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, offers her thoughts on health care reform, coronavirus, journalism in a time of misinformation, and the relationship between healthcare and public health.

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Broke

Michael Stein, Chair of the Boston University School of Public Health Department of Health Law, Policy and Management, gives insight on the financial health of his patients while summarizing his new book, BROKE: Patients Talk about Money with Their Doctor.

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