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May 24, 2022

1 in 3 Americans believes the pandemic is over, but waves of illness and hospitalizations continue to cause signifiant disruption and death. Dr. David Dowdy returns to the podcast to talk with Lindsay Smith Rogers about how COVID-19 is impacting both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, why there were so many...


May 23, 2022

As the world watches reported outbreaks of monkeypox, researchers are trying to learn more about how and why the virus is spreading. Dr. Eric Toner, an expert in bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, talks with Lindsay Smith Rogers about what monkeypox is and...


May 23, 2022

Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of the Boston University School of Public Health and author of the book “The Contagion Next Time” talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about why the US was a “sitting duck” at the onset of the pandemic. They also discuss what needs to change in public health—and society—to be better prepared...


May 20, 2022

This week, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is holding its spring graduation ceremonies. Today, Caitlin Ceryes, a soon-to-be PhD in Environmental Health and Engineering, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about what led her to a career in public health, her diverse research ranging from soda taxes to...


May 18, 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, Christen Linke Young, the deputy assistant to President Biden for Health and Veteran’s Affairs, talks with Josh Sharfstein about the mental health component of the President’s Unity Agenda. The ambitious plan aims to build the mental health workforce, make mental...