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Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program

Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program

This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wintemute is an ER physician and renowned researcher on the causes of gun violence, the impact on public health and the policies required to stem the gun violence epidemic.

Marc Edwards, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at Virginia Tech

Marc Edwards, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at Virginia Tech

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Marc Edwards, MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Virginia Tech-based Civil Engineer who uncovered the Flint water crisis, where residents were poisoned from high levels of lead and other contaminants through the municipal drinking water system. Dr. Edwards discusses his efforts to uncover the crisis, and his team’s efforts to help mitigate the water contamination crisis and related health issues.

Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator of SAMHSA

Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator of SAMHSA

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the division of the HHS dedicated to mental health disorders and addiction. She talks about SAMHSA’s initiatives aimed at improving access to treatment, improving treatment outcomes and expanding the nation’s behavioral health work force.

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association on the need to support federal polices that serve to protect population health in the communities where people live.