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America’s Gun Violence Epidemic: Leading Harvard Researcher Dr. David Hemenway Shares His Findings

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic: Leading Harvard Researcher Dr. David Hemenway Shares His Findings

This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has spent decades researching America’s gun violence epidemic, its root causes, the casualties and public health and legal policies that would mitigate the problem.

Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John F. Kelly, renowned addiction expert and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly has done extensive research on evidence-based treatments for addiction disorders and recommends a comprehensive, chronic disease management approach to addiction treatment and recovery.

Two Community Health Centers Almost Destroyed Rise Up to Serve Their Communities: Puerto Rico and California

Two Community Health Centers Almost Destroyed Rise Up to Serve Their Communities: Puerto Rico and California

  This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with two community health center directors, Naomi Fuchs of Santa Rosa Health in Northern California, and Gloria Amador of Salud¬†Integral en la Montana in Puerto Rico, who both experienced severe devastation in the wake of massive hurricanes in the Caribbean and wild fires in Northern California. They both share their experiences of continuing to deliver care to their patient populations in spite of harrowing conditions and massive destruction, and how…

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Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, on their recent report on pollution’s impact on global health leading to more deaths than HIV, Malaria and TB combined. She discusses the Paris Climate Accord as an important step in addressing the effects of climate change on human health, the ongoing battle to contain HIV/AIDS and how the…

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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.

Dr Kenneth Brigham, Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute

Dr Kenneth Brigham, Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kenneth Brigham, Professor Emeritus at Emory University and Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute which is seeking to develop innovative predictive health models that will shift the health care of the future to focusing on optimizing good health rather than treating disease.