Healthy You Podcast

In partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, we bring you the COVID-19 series, Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic.

Healthy You Surviving a Pandemic
May 20, 2020
 

 

In partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, we bring you the COVID-19 series, Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic. 

Episode 1: Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Leana Wen

 

 

In this episode, SMPA Director Frank Sesno speaks with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen who served as the Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore and is a visiting professor of health policy and management at GWSPH. 

Only days away from giving birth to her second child Dr. Wen details what it’s like being an expectant mother during a global pandemic, the importance of having a daily routine, and what resources we need nationwide to end the lock-down.

The full episode is available on Google PodcastsApple Podcast, and Spotify

Episode 2: Surviving a Pandemic: Milken Institute SPH Dean Lynn Goldman

 

 

Continuing our limited series Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic, we talk with George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Dean Lynn Goldman. As an environmental epidemiologist and pediatrician, she shares the potential effects of COVID-19 on children, the importance of maintaining your mental and physical health during the pandemic, and advice for parents during social distancing.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

Episode 3: Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. John "Bull" Durham

 

 

In our third episode of Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic in collaboration with the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, guest host Frank Sesno speaks with orthopedic surgeon and long-time friend John “Bull” Durham. Dr. Durham details what it’s like to work as a doctor during this pandemic in Tuba City, Arizona with the underserved community of the Navajo Nation. He also talks about the reusable cloth gown program that some of the hospitals on the Navajo Reservation have started due to the lack of personal protective equipment.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

Episode 4: Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. James Phillips

 

 

Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster and operational medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences joins us to discuss the reality of reopening the country without widespread testing available. As an emergency physician and CNN analyst, he also shares his thoughts on how he believes government leaders are handling this global pandemic.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

Episode 5: Surviving a Pandemic: Craig Silverman

 

 

Fear and uncertainty surround COVID-19. One of the world’s leading experts on online misinformation and media editor for Buzzfeed News Craig Silverman shares how one e-commerce millionaire profited from selling fake face masks. He also shares tips for how we can avoid being taken advantage of and find credible sources.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

 

Episode 6: Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt 

 

 

Today we get a local view of COVID-19 by talking with Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the D.C. Department of Health. As one of the key decision-makers in reopening the District she shares what metrics the D.C. government is basing this decision on. She also shares why the location of Washington, D.C. makes the decision of reopening more complex than other jurisdictions around the country.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

 

Episode 7: Surviving a Pandemic: Neil Johnson 

 

 

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the United States many people are anxiously waiting for a vaccine to help stop the spread of the disease. On the contrary, many are condemning the vaccine and spreading false information. Host Frank Sesno talks with Professor of Physics Neil Johnson joins us to discuss the online landscape between anti-vaccine and pro-vaccine groups

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

 

Episode 8: Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Wendy Ellis

 

 

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, protests against racism and police brutality have swept through cities and towns across the country following the death of George Floyd. Wendy Ellis, director of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative shares how the impact of certain policies in America were designed to have the wealthy succeed and people of color and those economically disadvantaged get further and further behind. For more information about the Center for Community Resilience visit go.gwu.edu/ccr.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast

 

Episode 9: Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Dr. Helen Riess

 

 

Amid the COIVD-19 global pandemic and social unrest, we are seeing people around the world be more sensitive and understanding to one another. Today we’re joined by Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of The Empathy Effect Helen Riess. As someone who studies and coaches empathy, she shares what role empathy is playing in today’s society.

The full episode is available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcast