Dr. Paula Stigler Granados - Chagas Disease Expert & Environmental Justice Advocate
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by SDSU School of Public Health
3w ago
Dr. Paula Stigler Granados, environmental health expert and Associate Professor at SDSU's School of Public Health, discusses her research on Chagas disease—an emerging public health threat in the United States that is typically transmitted by blood-sucking insects nicknamed kissing bugs. Additionally, Dr. Granados shares her expertise about the Tijuana River contamination crisis near the Mexico-US border ..read more
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Public Health Fellowships & SDSU School of Public Health Alumni
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
In this episode, Jonathan Vasquez Ramirez and Roberto Santana, two recent graduates of the School of Public Health undergraduate program, talk about their current public health fellowships and how SDSU prepared them for success. Jonathan’s fellowship is with the California academic health department residency program, placed at the San Diego County Public Health Services Administration; and Roberto’s fellowship is with the CDC’s CureTB program. Tune in to hear about how they chose their fellowships and how SDSU influenced their exciting career paths ..read more
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Richard Fierro - SDSU Alumnus & Decorated Army Veteran
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
After serving as a US Army Officer for 14 years and completing 4 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rich has worked as both a defense contractor for Northrop Grumman; as well as an Air Force Federal employee with the US Space Command’s Academic Engagement Enterprise. On November 19, 2022, Rich and his family were at the scene of the Club Q mass shooting, where Rich was credited with helping subdue the gunman. For his efforts he’s received numerous awards such as the 2023 Congressional Medal of Honor Society's - Citizen Honors Award for Valor; the VFW Life Saving Award for Valor;  and t ..read more
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Dr. Wendi Gosliner - Food Policy & Health Disparities Researcher
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
Dr. Wendi Gosliner works to improve population health and nutrition by eliminating health disparities and improving federal food programs. How did SNAP and WIC programs change during the COVID-19 pandemic? How do socioeconomic factors impact access to nutritious foods? What are common misperceptions about nutrition policy in the US? Find out, on this episode of If I Could Change One Thing, the Health Policy Podcast of San Diego State University ..read more
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Dr. Rebecca De Souza on Food Pantries and US Food Policies
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
Food insecurity is a major problem in the United States. How do public institutions such as food pantries and federal assistance programs relieve or exacerbate this problem? In what ways do food-insecure individuals experience stigma, and how do political-economic ideologies perpetuate that stigma? We discuss these questions and more with Dr. Rebecca de Souza, expert on the political-economics on food-access, health, and social wellbeing.  ..read more
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Gianna Uy of 'End Overdose', non-profit working to end drug-related overdose deaths
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3w ago
While preventing an overdose death is possible if someone present knows how and when to intervene, there is often little knowledge about overdose first-aid, as well as limited access to the overdose-reversal medication called naloxone. Find out where to learn this live-saving skill, in this episode of If I Could Change One Thing, the Health Policy Podcast of the School of Public Health at San Diego State University ..read more
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Dr. Katrina Pariera- Healthy communication & difficult conversations between parents and teens
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
Healthy communication between parents and adolescents is important for the well-being of young people, yet there is a shortage of research on ways to improve parental communication. In this episode, we ask Dr. Katrina Pariera--expert on sexual communication and family or interpersonal communication--about strategies for improving communication and ways to address this important Public Health topic ..read more
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Former Congressman Henry Waxman
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
One of the pioneering Public Health policy makers during his 40 years in the US Congress, Henry Waxman shares his insights as to how to get big policy changes enacted.  Learn about  important actions such as the Affordable Care Act and taking on Big Tobacco in this special episode ..read more
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Dr. Richard Simon, MD - Sleep Medicine Specialist
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
Sleep deprivation affects performance in all aspects of life, including academics; operating cars, airplanes, and trains; in medical settings; in the workplace; and in athletics to name a few. How exactly does sleep deprivation affect our mental, emotional, and physical health? What is good sleep hygiene and how can we practice it in our own lives? What policy changes should be made on a societal level to promote proper sleep? In this episode, we discuss these sleep-related issues and more.   ..read more
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Dr. Eyal Oren, Dr. Susan Kiene, & Dr. Corinne McDaniels-Davidson
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by If I Could Change One Thing
3w ago
We have come a long way in the COVID pandemic, and we’ve certainly learned from it. How can we apply this new knowledge to the next pandemic in order to reduce morbidity and mortality? SDSU School of Public Health researchers discuss the Communities Fighting COVID studies and projects, and explain how they are working to increase access to testing, treatment and vaccines. What if we could decrease regulations and oversight around testing in this country?   ..read more
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