How Can South Asian Women in Psychiatry Lead the Change? ft. Dr. Harkirat Kaur, MD
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by Brown Women Health
3w ago
Welcome to the Brown Women Health Podcast! In our first episode of 2024, join Priya Sanghvi and Ritika Jhawar as they dive into a crucial conversation surrounding mental health awareness within the South Asian community. Joined by esteemed psychiatrist, Dr. Harkirat Kaur, this episode explores the importance of breaking cultural stigmas and advocating for mental well-being. Discover Dr. Kaur's journey into psychiatry and what stood out was her unwavering confidence despite the prevalent stigmas in the South Asian community. She shares her commitment to the growth of the psychiatric field and h ..read more
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Rest, Resilience, and Women in Public Health: A Conversation with Marissa McKool
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
7M ago
Welcome to the latest episode of the Brown Women Health Podcast, hosted by anchor Ritika Jhawar. In this engaging episode, Ritika welcomes a very special guest, Marissa McKool, a certified life coach on a mission to empower women in public health to reduce stress and find balance in their lives. Marissa's impressive background includes earning her Masters in Public Health at Emory University, completing a prestigious CDC fellowship, and holding influential leadership positions at UC Berkeley. But what truly distinguishes Marissa is her unwavering commitment to challenging the toxic hustle cult ..read more
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Disability Justice: Redefining Perspectives in the South Asian Community
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
9M ago
Welcome to the Brown Women Health Podcast, where we explore vital health issues faced by South Asian women. In this episode, anchors Priya Sanghvi and Mariam Khan discuss the stigma around disabilities in the South Asian community with their guest, Anna Samson, who has firsthand experience navigating life with a disability. They delve into Anna's journey with disability advocacy, influenced by personal experiences and academic knowledge. Anna shares her diagnoses, the impact they had on her worldview, and the changes she noticed after receiving them. The conversation touches on the specific i ..read more
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Unlocking the Secrets: A South Asian's Guide to Kidney Health ft Dr. Priyanka Gogte, MD, Nephrologist
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
9M ago
Did you know that South Asians have a higher risk of kidney disease due to elevated rates of diabetes and high blood pressure? . . . Welcome to the Brown Women Health Podcast, where we bring you insightful conversations on various aspects of South Asian health. In this episode, your hosts Ameek Bindra and Pooja Velury, student doctors, sit down with Dr. Priyanka Gogte, a renowned nephrologist, to discuss the critical topic of kidney health. This episode is co-produced by Mrinal Gokhale and Tanushri Akula. Dr. Priyanka Gogte, an expert in kidney health, joins us to provide valuable advice on op ..read more
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Disability Justice Unveiled: Insights into Pediatric OT ft Asha Rao, OT
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
11M ago
Join podcast anchors Mariam Khan and Tanushri Akula as they delve into the world of pediatric occupational therapy (OT) and developmental disabilities with special guest Asha Rao, OT. In this episode, they explore the unique role of a pediatric OT, the specific disabilities addressed in the pediatric field, and the training differentiations for disability treatment. Discover Asha's personal journey and the reasons behind her career choice as an OT. Uncover the distinctions between pediatric OT and other branches of OT as Tanushri asks insightful questions. Gain a deeper understanding of how OT ..read more
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Decoding Pill Shaming: Dr. Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD on Mental Health and Medication | Mental Health Awareness Month
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
11M ago
Join us for an eye-opening conversation on the Brown Women Health Podcast as we sit down with Dr. Sulman Aziz Mirza, a triple Board Certified psychiatrist, social media influencer, and advocate for mental health in South Asian communities. In this episode, we delve into the topic of pill shaming and its impact on these communities, exploring the myths surrounding medications and the importance of proper understanding and support. Dr. Mirza shares his inspiring journey, from his psychiatry career to becoming a prominent social media influencer in the mental health space. Discover what inspired ..read more
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Empowering Women's Mental Health: Insights with Ragini, Founder of Cardamom Counselling
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by Brown Women Health
11M ago
Join anchor Ritika Jhawar on the latest episode of the Brown Women Health Podcast as we have a captivating conversation with Ragini, the founder of Cardamom Counselling. Ragini is a qualified counsellor with a diverse background in clinical and educational spaces worldwide, including prestigious institutions like Harvard University and the London School of Economics. In this episode, Ragini shares her expertise on various thought-provoking topics. She provides a quick summary of her publications on grief and aunty jokes, offering our listeners valuable insights. We explore Ragini's research on ..read more
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Undiagnosed & Misunderstood: Autism in South Asian Communities ft Dr. Kira Vimalakanthan, C. Psych. | SAAAC Autism Centre
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
1y ago
In this episode of the Brown Women Health Podcast, host Priya Sanghvi speaks with certified psychologist Dr. Kira Vimalakanthan about Autism in South Asian communities. Dr. Vimalakanthan shares her insights on common stigmas and misconceptions surrounding Autism in these communities, and sheds light on the effective programs and support interventions offered by the SAAAC Autism Centre. The conversation also touches on the controversial topic of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and the reasons why women of color often go undiagnosed. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of Autism and lear ..read more
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The Link Between Family Structure and Healthy Eating Habits ft Dr. Shahmir H Ali, PhD
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
1y ago
In this week's episode, hosts Ritika and Ameek sit down with Shahmir H. Ali, a public health researcher at the New York University School of Public Health, to talk about his dissertation research on the effect of family structure on diet patterns. Shahmir shares his insights on the relationship between family structure and dietary habits, and how social and cultural factors can impact our eating habits. He explains that having a higher level of educational attainment is linked to meeting more dietary recommendations, while family size does not show a consistent trend. He also discusses how you ..read more
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How to Have Better Heart Health: Insights from the South Asian Heart Center ft Ashish Mathur, SAHC Founder
Brown Women Health
by Brown Women Health
1y ago
In this episode, co-hosts Ritika Jhawar and Ameek Bindra get real about an important topic that hits close to home for the South Asian community: heart health. They bring up a really good point about how heart disease isn't just an old people thing - it can affect younger adults and even children too! That's why they're bringing in Ashish Mathur, founder of the South Asian Heart Center, to share his insights and expertise on this issue. But what makes this episode extra special is that they're putting the spotlight on South Asian women's heart health. Let's face it, women don't always get the ..read more
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