Infectious Diseases Episodes

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301: Health in All Policies Primer

Nov. 9, 2022

Kerry Wyss, ASTHO’s Director of Environmental Health, outlines a new report about the value of a Health in All Policies approach to public health; Ali Aslam, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Environmental Health, discusses how gra…

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299: Pediatric Respiratory Cases Cause Concern

Nov. 7, 2022

Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President, releases a statement addressing the response to a spike in respiratory infections; Dr. Jose Romero, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, addres…

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297: Virus Triple Threat

Nov. 3, 2022

Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, discusses concerns with RSV infections and the triple threat that comes with treating those cases at the same time peop…

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294: Public Health on the Ballot

Oct. 31, 2022

Jeanne Ayers, Executive Director of Healthy Democracy Healthy People and an ASTHO alum, discusses the impact of voting on public health; Grace Lee, Senior Analyst for Infectious Disease Infrastructure and Policy, authored a …

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270: Tracking Polio in New York

Sept. 26, 2022

Dr. Jim McDonald, Medical Director for the New York State Department of Health, discusses the discovery of polio in wastewater in at least two NY counties; Carolyn McCoy, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs…

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269: Urging COVID-19 Booster Uptake

Sept. 23, 2022

Dr. Steven Stack, ASTHO President-Elect, discusses the new COVID-19 booster designed to protect against the latest variants; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President, explains the need to bring health care and public health closer tog…

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247: CDC Reforms

Aug. 23, 2022

Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO’s President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, commends CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for wanting to improve the CDC’s mission; Rachel Scheckman, an ASTHO Senior P…

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246: Back to School Concerns

Aug. 22, 2022

Dylan George, Director of Operations for the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics with the CDC, discusses trying to evaluate the factors that could drive more COVID-19 infections in the fall as kids return to school…

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240: Monkeypox Funding

Aug. 12, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, discusses the challenges posed by the monkeypox outbreak and admits the evolving strategy can be tough to communicate; Devon Page, an ASTHO Government Affairs Analyst, break…

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239: Infectious Disease Planning

Aug. 11, 2022

Winfred Rawls, ASTHO’s Director for Preparedness and Evaluation, explains a project that will lead to the development of a clearinghouse with information to help public health agencies get ready for the next crisis; Andrea F…

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238: New York Responds to Monkeypox

Aug. 10, 2022

Dr. James McDonald, Medical Director in the Office of Public Health for the New York State Department of Health, says the monkeypox response in New York follows the data and social determinants; a new ASTHO report about mosq…

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231: Monkeypox Response

Aug. 1, 2022

Chris Taylor, Director of Infectious Disease Outbreak Response & Recovery at ASTHO, reflects on the Monkeypox outbreak now in its third month here in the United States; Robert Jennings, Executive Director of the National Pub…

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222: Better Data, More Equity

July 19, 2022

Dr. Carlos Oronce, an Advanced Health Services Research Fellow at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, discusses the challenges of COVID-19 being exacerbated by a lack of good data; Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health O…

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210: Responses to Gun Violence

June 30, 2022

Lindsey Myers, ASTHO’s Vice President for Social and Behavioral Health, discusses a new blog article she authored with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia about men and gun violence; Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of th…

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199: Juneteenth Webinar Examines Racism, Health Equity Link

June 14, 2022

Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, will host a discussion featuring comments from Miss Opal Lee known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, as part of a Junet…