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Biology’s New Frontier: The Human Cell Atlas Seeks To Create “Google Maps” for All Cells in the Body

Biology’s New Frontier: The Human Cell Atlas Seeks To Create “Google Maps” for All Cells in the Body

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Aviv Regev of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,  and Dr. Sarah Teichmann of the Wellcome Sanger Institute at Cambridge, Co-Chairs of the Human Cell Atlas project which is seeking to create a “Google Maps” for the body’s 37 trillion cells. It’s a global collaboration of multiple scientific disciplines,  tasked with creating a comprehensive and open-source cell map, to yield a deeper understanding of the foundational elements of…

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Protecting the Health of Our Nation’s Active Duty Military and Families: Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel Bono

Protecting the Health of Our Nation’s Active Duty Military and Families: Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel Bono

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Vice Admiral Dr. Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency, tasked with providing health services for some 9.4 million members and their families. She talks about the complex, integrated health system providing care from the home base to the battlefield, the implementation of an integrated electronic health records system, and the partnerships required to support the DHA’s mission to deliver quality care to all members stationed around the globe.

America’s Costly Health Care: Harvard’s Ashish Jha Shares His Insights on Causes and Solutions

America’s Costly Health Care: Harvard’s Ashish Jha Shares His Insights on Causes and Solutions

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discuss his recent report analyzing American health care costs compared to 10 other industrialized nations pointing to lack a of data and price transparency as drivers, suggesting that a combination of public policy and private innovations will lead to an “American solution” to the cost problem.

Innovating Across Public and Private Health Systems: Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chair of World Health Innovation Network

Innovating Across Public and Private Health Systems: Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chair of World Health Innovation Network

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anne Snowdon, CEO of the Supply Chain Advancement Network (SCAN Health) and Chair of the World Health Innovation Network at the University of Windsor, Ontario which seeks to advance supply chain management to improve health systems efficiency and health outcomes. She discusses their partnerships around the globe linking the public and private sectors to collaborate on improving health systems, and what countries like Australia have done to achieve higher…

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Fighting for America’s Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families

Fighting for America’s Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a non-profit organization fighting for access to quality health care for all Americans, especially women and children. She discusses the advocacy efforts of the NPWF that have informed policies such as the Family Leave Act, the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act.

Social Determinants and Health Outcomes, National Health Foundation CEO Kelly Bruno on Innovative Strategies that Work

Social Determinants and Health Outcomes, National Health Foundation CEO Kelly Bruno on Innovative Strategies that Work

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kelly Bruno, President and CEO of the National Health Foundation, a California-based non-profit dedicated to addressing the social determinants that impact population health. She discusses their programs assisting homeless patients to find housing, efforts to address food deserts, and health literacy programs empowering young people seeking to improve their communities’ health.