Paul Lakosky of the Dave Purchase Project and the North American Syringe Exchange Network discusses his 30 years working in public health harm reduction, syringe exchange, and the importance of destigmatizing drug use with PHPod hosts Bethany Hallenborg and Connor McCombs. Join the conversation and learn what’s being done to reduce the harm of drug use as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.