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Join us for an enlightening conversation with Elizabeth Bowen, PhD, an expert in addiction recovery and recovery capital. Listen as we discuss the invisible population of persons experiencing homelessness and the unique issues this community faces, trauma informed care, and the need for supportive housing. Elizabeth Bowen PhD is a community-based u…
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Join us as Ebehitale Imobhio interviews the brilliant Vanessa Guzman, founder of SmartRise Health. Learn about maternal health care, barriers to postpartum care, and the experiences of LGBTQ+ people as they navigate parenthood and motherhood. Award-winning healthcare leader and author Vanessa Guzman MS, ME founded SmartRise Health to help healthcar…
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Join us for an enlightening conversation with Jessica Braymiller Knapp, PhD, an expert in prevention science and a dedicated tobacco researcher. Dive into the core of addiction, prevention science, and more. Jessica L. Braymiller (she/her) is a clinical assistant professor and public health researcher focused on understanding nicotine and cannabis …
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In this episode, guests Dr. Jessica Kruger and Dr. Nicholas Felicione, discuss the complex topic of cannabis use harm reduction. They explore the challenges and complexities of harm reduction in the evolving landscape of cannabis legalization, highlighting the need for more research and evidence-based strategies to educate consumers and reduce pote…
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Cheryll Moore has extensive grant administration and project management experience with the Erie County, New York, Department of Health and has directly administered and implemented numerous grant projects over the past 20 years. She has been a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic in Erie County, providing naloxone trainings to first responders…
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Join Sarah Robinson as she interviews Dr. Sarah LaPointe and Dr. Michael Merrill about type 2 diabetes, health equity, and more. We discuss the importance of bridging the gap in diabetes care, making interventions inclusive for all communities. Our expert guests share valuable insights on empowering the health care system and promoting health equit…
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Join UB graduate students Lianne Novak (public health) and Logan (international development and global health) as they interview Dr. Marion Werner, and local farmer Patrick Lango about intensive agricultural practices and the effects on human health. Dr. Marion Werner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University at Buf…
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Happy Pride Month! Join Miranda Bosse, MPH, MSW as she interviews CEO and Founder of Professionally Proud, and recent medical school graduate Dr. Grant Parrelli, MD. The main inspiration for Professionally Proud and its products are rooted in patient advocacy and Dr. Parrelli's personal experience as a patient, client and working professional in th…
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Join UB graduate students Elisabeth Stowell and Veronika Semenova as they speak to local experts, Alex Judelsohn and Dao Kamara about food sovereignty and the health of refugees in the Buffalo community. Alexandra Judelsohn is a PhD candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan and will start as an Assistant Professor in th…
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It's National Public Health Week, and this month's episode features seven amazing guest speakers who talk about the daily themes of this year's NPHW. The overarching theme for NPHW this year is Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health. Keep reading to learn more about the UB students, faculty, and community members that made this episode so eng…
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Join UB master's degree students Nicholas Levano (public health), Danielle Nerber (public health and medicine), and Nikitha Cothari (biomedical informatics) as they interview epidemiologist and global health researcher Dr. Nadia Koyratty, PhD, MS about food and water insecurity in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Dr. Koyratty is a Universi…
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Join Master of Public Health students, Sarah Robinson and Leah Bargnesi, as they interview Dr. Prathima Nalam, Dr. Anna Paltseva, and Jeanette Koncikowski on their joint project tackling lead contamination in urban soil. These three experts are working together to use natural resources like mycelium, the root-like structure of a fungus, to absorb l…
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After becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Katie Brown worked in both hospital and nursing home settings providing medical nutrition therapy for several years, where she gained experience working with patients with mental illness and prior psychiatric hospitalizations. Throughout her career and personal experience, Katie has found that hea…
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Maria Aguero de Manunta is a local dietitian from Paraguay who previously worked for Neighborhood Health Center in Buffalo, New York. As a Spanish-speaking dietitian, she is making significant progress in reaching our predominantly Spanish-speaking population in Buffalo related to nutrition care, specifically diabetes, weight management and heart d…
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Jacob Bleasdale, MS is a fourth-year Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at the School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo. His program of research seeks to understand the multi-level determinants of HIV prevention and treatment among communities most impacted by the HIV epidemic. …
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Last spring, our cohost, Dr. Tia Palermo, had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and speak with Jennifer Matafu of UNICEF about a social protection intervention aimed to improve children's nutrition. In this episode, we dive deep into the value of programs such as UNICEF's Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) and learn why models such as these co…
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The winning team for the Office of Global Health Initiatives Climate-Health Innovation Sprint (Dr. Saad Alasil, Tiffany Mai, Kayla Giglia) interviews Derek Nichols about the connection between climate change and health. Derek Nichols is the Associate Director of Sustainability at the University at Buffalo where he works to change the culture and op…
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Tobacco-related health disparities are a pressing issue in the area of tobacco prevention and cessation. Schuyler Lawson sits down with Dr. Monica Webb-Hooper of the NIMHD to discuss the implications of tobacco on communities of color, and why these disparities exist in the first place. Dr. Monica Webb Hooper is Deputy Director of the National Inst…
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Recreational cannabis legalization in New York State comes with many questions. This conversation between our cohost Schuyler Lawson and renowned researcher Dr. R. Lorraine Collins answers all of them. Listen to learn more about the legalization process, regulatory issues, and social justice around cannabis legalization on this 4/20. R. Lorraine Co…
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Buffalo HealthCast co-host, Dr. Jessica Kruger, speaks with Dr. Sue Mann Dolce, who currently serves as the Associate Director of Accessibility Resources at the University at Buffalo. In this conversation, we learn about the constantly evolving attitudes around disability, and what needs to change to ensure equitable treatment for all, regardless o…
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Buffalo HealthCast guest host and MS student, Kellen Montanye, speaks with Life and Transition Coach, LGBTQ Activist, and Motivational Speaker Landon McNee about transgender health services in the United States, and the barriers trans individuals often face when receiving healthcare. Teaching Notes Resources: LKM Coaching WNY Resources Local Health…
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Buffalo HealthCast co-host, Dr. Jessica Kruger, speaks with the CEO of Peaceprints of WNY, Cindi McEachon about incarceration and its effect on the health of those who were recently released from a justice setting, and what Peaceprints of WNY is doing to bridge the gap in disparities. Teaching Notes More information on Peaceprints of WNY Credits: H…
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Buffalo HealthCast co-host and MPH student Rachel Wenner speaks with University at Buffalo PhD candidate Kate Rogers about gender-based violence among adolescents and the work that Crisis Services of Buffalo and Erie County is doing to combat this problem throughout Western New York. More information on Crisis Services can be found here. Credits: H…
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Debora McDell-Hernandez of Planned Parenthood & Prof. Lucinda Finley of University at Buffalo's School of Law discuss with host, Tia Palermo, abortion access, cases pending in front of the Supreme Court & implications of abortion restrictions for poor individuals and pregnant people of color. Debora McDell-Hernandez is the Senior Director of Public…
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Co-host Natasha Allard interviews First Lady Charmaine Geeter and First Lady Narseary Harris from the National Witness Project, along with Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio from Roswell Park, on their efforts to overcome breast cancer screening disparities among African American women in Western New York and on racial discrimination in healthcare setting. Erm…
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Co-host Tia Palermo interviews Dr. Myron Glick, Founder and CEO of Jericho Road, a community health center in Buffalo, on their work attending to the healthcare needs of refugee populations, including coordinated efforts of Jericho Road with Buffalo's refugee resettlement agencies to assist Afghan evacuees. To donate to their efforts, visit https:/…
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Co-Host Jessica Kruger of the University at Buffalo School of Health Public Health and Health Professions speaks with Adam Graczyk and Sidney McFoy about the Pathways Academy in Buffalo. This program introduces underrepresented minoritized high school students from Buffalo to Public Health through hands-on experiences, campus tours and more. Follow…
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Alexander J. Wright, JD is a University at Buffalo School of Law alum. He is the current President and founder of the African Heritage Food Co-Op, a non-profit organization created to address food insecurity in the city of Buffalo caused by systemic racism. Follow us! Official Webpage Buzzsprout Spotify Apple Podcasts Youtube Instagram Facebook Twi…
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PhD Candidate Schuyler Lawson interviews Stan Martin of Cicatelli Associates, Inc., and Ebony White with the African-American Health Equity Task Force about health inequities in Buffalo's Black/African American communities in the COVID-19 era. Resources: GetMyFluShot.org Credits: Host/Writer/Researcher - Schuyler Lawson, PhD Candidate Guests - Stan…
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Adia Harvey Wingfield is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Dr. Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work …
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Temara Cross was born and raised on the east side of Buffalo, New York. She is currently a senior/first-year graduate student at the University at Buffalo, majoring in African-American Studies and pursuing a BS/MPH in Public Health, concentrating in Community Health and Health Behavior. She is involved with organizations such as Say Yes Buffalo and…
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Reverend George Nicholas is the pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church in Buffalo, an active member of the Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY, and co-convener of the African-American Health Equity Task Force. Listen and learn about public health community engagement from both of these organizations, as well as how public health and COVID…
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