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Tech Empire addresses challenges posed by the information society. Hosted by Michael Kwet at Yale University, it takes a global perspective on 21st century politics. This show challenges the tech-driven status quo being created by state and corporate power, and explores how we can create a world where technology makes life better for everyone. From big data surveillance to information equality, from #BlackLivesMatter to #FeesMustFall in South Africa, Tech Empire strikes at the heart of power ...
 
Flip the Script is your go-to podcast about health disparities, Hosted by Max Tiako, MD Candidate at the Yale School of Medicine, and Alumnus of Howard University. On this podcast, Max discusses societal and healthcare issues that disproportionately affect the health of minorities, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, and religious minorities, on a national and global scale. These discussions are centered around the work of healthcare, publ ...
 
Our mission at Public Health Decoded is to demystify public health research and make it accessible for everyone. Each month, two student hosts from Yale School of Public Health will focus on a popular public health - such as healthcare access, mental health, substance abuse - and interview experts in the field to help all of us understand the issue a bit better. We want to dive into public health issues that affect everyone to get you the latest on the research from the researchers themselves!
 
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In this episode, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast hosts Emma and Elizabeth interview Carrie Flynn, a MD/PhD candidate in Yale's Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, on her perspective on rare diseases both as a physician scientist studying rare amoeba born-diseases and as a rare disease patient.…
 
Today we welcome Billy Perrigo to discuss the exploitation of African workers performing content moderation for Facebook. Billy is a staff writer at TIME covering social media companies, with a focus on content moderation and responsible AI.In this episode, we cover Billy's article at TIME, "Inside Facebook's African Sweatshop", which exposes how F…
 
Today we welcome Zoe Baker to discuss anarchism. In this episode, we outline what anarchism is, how it emerged, and its distinction against Marxism. We also discuss the global reach of anarchism, anarchist anti-imperialism, as well as anarchist takes on technology, ecology, anarcho-syndicalism and unions, and the problems of nationalizing private p…
 
Today we welcome James Muldoon to the show to talk about what is wrong with platform capitalism, and how we might redesign the platform economy with ideas about platform socialism. We cover the problems with progressive capitalism and antitrust, and proposed socialist solutions to the digital economy, including projects that are already in existenc…
 
This episode welcomes Fatima Hassan to discuss vaccine apartheid and the global movement to end it. We dig into the issue of global inequality, vaccine patents, the TRIPS wavier at the WTO, the Omicron travel bans, and the role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as resistance campaigns against Big Pharma to ensure fast and equitable …
 
This episode welcomes Jillian York to discuss how to fix social media. Our chat covers everything from the France Haugen documents to the structure of social media, Global North intellectual circuits, reformism and antitrust, social media decentralization, digital colonialism, and more.Jillian York is an American free-expression activist and author…
 
This episode welcomes Tauriq Jenkins, Nadine Dirks, and Leslie London to discuss Amazon’s construction of a new headquarters on sacred indigenous land in Cape Town, South Africa. Our chat covers the cultural and environmental implications of the new construction site and activist resistance against it.Tauriq Jenkins is Chair at AIXARRA Restorative …
 
This episode welcomes journalist Louise Matsakis to discuss Amazon’s e-commerce operations in the Global South. Louise published several articles on the topic at various outlets, including several at articles at Rest of World. We discuss worker rights and how Amazon operates in Mexico, Japan, Pakistan, and India.Louise Matsakis is a freelance journ…
 
This episode welcomes journalist Mark Sullivan to discuss the question, "what is going on with this thing called the metaverse?" Mark has written a number of articles about the topic at the news media outlet, Fast Company. He is going to explain to us what the metaverse is, and how it might look in the future. We cover questions about how companies…
 
This episode welcomes Joe Fassler to discuss lab-grown meat. Last month, Joe released an in-depth article, “Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story.”, at the non-profit news outlet, The Counter. His article challenges the popular idea that meat can be grown at an affordable scale to replace the industrial sl…
 
This episode welcomes Jack Poulson to discuss Project Maven and the relationship between tech and the US military. Last month, Jack released a report at his organization, Tech Inquiry, revealing the extensive relationship between tech corporations and the US military via Project Maven. We discuss the kinds of technologies in the project, including …
 
This episode welcomes Robert Pollin and Jason Hickel to discuss the climate crisis and degrowth. The show is divided into four main parts. First, it lays out key concepts and information about the climate crisis. We then discuss solutions, including a global Green New Deal and a post-growth, redistributive solutions for society. Next, we explore th…
 
Max is joined by Adia Benton, PhD, MPH, cultural anthropologist with interests in global health, associate professor of anthropology at Northwestern University. Given her previous work on the HIV and Ebola epidemics, she shares her insights on the U.S.' management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of vaccine passports, health security and ongoing …
 
Max is joined by Yale historian of medicine Naomi Rogers, PhD. In their discussion, they compare the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Polio pandemic, with regards to racial disparities during both pandemics, access to treatment and vaccines, and discuss implications for U.S. social and health policy making for the Biden administration.…
 
To kick off our content following YJBM’s March 2021 Issue on Preventative Medicine, Wes interviews Dr. Emma Pierson. Dr. Pierson is a computationalist and multidisciplinary scientist pairing novel methodologies with equally novel datasets to understand human health disparity and racial and economic inequality. Dr. Pierson is also a repeat contribut…
 
In this episode, co-hosts Kelsie and Victoria Harries discuss "what makes a good mom" from pregnancy to birthing choices. They cover how the definition of a good mom has changed over the past century and how the standards for moms has only increased, along with the number of choices a mother/soon-to-be mother has to make. Kelsie and Vicky also inte…
 
In this brief episode, Max is joined by Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, associate professor and endowed Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity in the division of health policy and management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Helth. Dr. Hardeman is a reproductive health equity researcher, but on this episode, they discuss …
 
In this installment of our YJBM Sex Education series, hosts Felicia and Chelsea bust some myths surrounding sex for pleasure and go into why humans have sex, the biology and evolution behind orgasms, sex differences in experiencing pleasure, the biochemistry behind pleasure, and the importance of conversations around pleasure in sexual health resea…
 
Max is joined by Luke Messac, MD, PhD, an emergency medicine resident at Brown University and historian of science and medicine. They discuss his recent book, “No More to Spend: Neglect Construction of Scarcity in Malawi’s History of Healthcare.” They cover the impact of colonization and neocolonialism on healthcare policy in Malawi, and draw paral…
 
Max is joined by Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, an OB/GYN and global health research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. They discuss her research which is focused on intervention to make cervical cancer screenings more accessible to women in rural Kenya, as well as ways to translate lessons from healthcare delivery in low resource sett…
 
Max is joined by Jamila Michener, PhD, associate professor in the department of government at Cornell University, and health policy scholar (@povertyscholar on twitter). They discuss Americans' the affordable care act and government-sponsored health insurance, what's race, ethnicity and migration got to do with it, and the future of the ACA in ligh…
 
How do animals use their skin? Why can their skin be so weird? And why can lizards regrow their tails? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast, where hosts Elizabeth Nand, Kelsie Cassell, Carrie Ann Davison, and Devon Wasche discuss the skin of non-human animals. This episode…
 
Max is joined by Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, an obesity medicine physician for children and adults, and researcher at Harvard Medical School. They discuss her work which focuses on racial disparities in obesity as a chronic illness, to disparities in access to treatment, stigma, and patient experiences in clinical settings. You'll also hear…
 
This episode welcomes Veena Dubal to discuss Uber and workers in the transportation industry. The show is divided into three parts. First, it explains how “e-hailing services” like Uber and Lyft work, with a focus on how they impact workers. Next, we discuss Proposition 22 in California, a ballot proposal to exempt “gig workers” from classification…
 
For breast cancer awareness month, Max is joined by Erika Stallings, an attorney, writer and BRCA awareness advocate. Erika describes her experience testing positive for the BRCA2 mutation and undergoing a prophylactic double mastectomy, her journey dealing with this experience herself, racial disparities in access to genetic testing, and her advoc…
 
Most people appreciate that studying for a PhD in public health is a very difficult and often frustrating endeavor. However, most students don't anticipate getting a PhD at a time when so many people clearly disregard public health experts. In this episode, Mallory Ellingson, a 2nd-year PhD student at the Yale School of Public Health, and Erica Zen…
 
In celebration of 150 years of women at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 50 years of women at Yale College, hosts Kelsie, Carrie Ann, and Emma highlight the first seven women to receive PhDs at Yale, the life and scholarship of Otelia Cromwell, the first African American woman to receive a PhD at Yale, and the work of Beatrix McCle…
 
In this episode, hosts Kelsie, Carrie Ann, and Emma highlight six women in science who have inspired them. These women are Janaki Ammal, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, Gladys West, Mae C. Jemison, and Marci Bowers. The work of these scientists spans botany, cytogenetics, science communication, computer programming, space travel, and surgical ad…
 
In this episode, Kelsie interviews Dr. Jordan Sloshower, a psychiatrist and researcher at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Sloshower co-founded the Yale Psychedelic Science Group and is currently an investigator and therapist in two clinical trials of psilocybin-assisted therapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder and a clinical trial for the…
 
Black women have a similar disease burden of endometrial cancer compared to White women, but markedly greater mortality rates.Max is joined by Kemi Doll, MD, MCSR, a gynecologic oncologist and health services researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle. They discuss her research, focused on the experiences of Black women with endometrial …
 
Max is joined by Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. She shares her perspective as a researcher focused on the experience of people with reproductive potential, the importance of interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations to solve problems and ar…
 
In this episode, Kelsie and Felicia interview the authors of an Essential Oils and Health Review, featured in YJBM's June 2020 Medicinal Plants issue. Tyler Ramsey, Tibor Nagy, Kevin Chambers and Carrie Shropshire discuss both the benefits and concerns regarding essential oils and the role they might play in medicine. As medical students at Campbel…
 
Max is joined by Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh in general internal medicine. They discuss why he chose to pursue a research career and what helped him, as well as the need for more minority medical trainees to consider, and succeed in academic medicine. Subscribe and listen to Flip the Script on iTunes, …
 
In this episode, Wes interviews Dr. Anja Loizaga-Velder. Dr. Loizaga-Velder is a German-Mexican clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who has investigated the therapeutic potential of psychedelics in both indigenous and modern mental health contexts for over 25 years. She is also a founding member and director of research and psychotherapy at t…
 
Although we typically cover topics that address the biomedical sciences, epidemiology, and healthcare practice, it is no secret that the systemic biases, residential segregation, violent responses to protesting, and further injustices that we see today alldrive healthcare inequality and inform the topics and methods of research/practice for our aud…
 
Today on Flip the Script, Max is Joined by Uche Blackstock, MD, physician and CEO of Advancing Health Equity. They discuss her experience as a Black physician in academic medicine, her health equity efforts since leaving academia, and her perspective as both a frontline healthcare worker during COVID-19 and a health justice advocate. Listen and sub…
 
Remaining productive while staying at home can be difficult for graduate students who live and breathe experimental science. In this episode, Mai Ly overcomes that challenge by exercising her scientific skills through the art of cooking. Similar to the scientific method, Mai Ly envisions a dish with certain characteristics, does some prior reading …
 
Max is joined by Brian Williams, MD, a trauma surgeon at the University of Chicago, and host of the podcast Race Violence & Medicine. They discuss police violence, the killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in July 2016, and the subsequent mass shooting against law enforcement in Dallas, where he was the on-call trauma surgeon. What his ex…
 
In this episode of our special series, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast host Felicia interviews Dr. Raja Staggers-Hakim about pathways to adverse health in African-Americans due to racism and police brutality as a public health concern. Dr. Raja Staggers-Hakim is a Social & Behavioral Sciences lecturer at the Yale School of Public Healt…
 
Max is joined by Amaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, nephrologist at the university of pennsylvania. They discuss the landscape of racial disparities in kidney health across the lifespan. What role does race correction play in kidney function calculations? Who gets what kind of dialysis? What does the end of life look like for people with end stage renal disea…
 
Max is joined by Myles Moody, PhD, incoming assistant professor in medical sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They discuss his work on second-hand or vicarious racism and its impact on Black people's mental health, especially in the context of constant exposure to viral videos of anti-Black violence, news coverage and even freque…
 
Max is joined today by Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, pediatrician, child and community health advocate from California. They discuss her review of the book "Dying of Whiteness" by Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, and implications related to the recent response to COVID-19, racial disparities related to COVID-19 and her thoughts on what to expect should there be a va…
 
Choosing a thesis laboratory is one of the most important decisions graduate students make during their research careers. In this episode, Edgar Perez, a first year PhD student at UCLA’s Molecular Biology Institute, discusses his experience in choosing a research lab despite not being able to perform research physically in the laboratory space and …
 
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