Today’s guest is a clinical doctor and a public health practitioner, who is working towards bridging the gap between these two somewhat disconnected fields.
Dr. Meghan O’Connell has dedicated her life’s work to the achievement of health equity in the United States, and firmly believes that connecting clinical medicine and public health is an essential element in reaching the goal to eliminate health disparities.
Dr. O’Connell has worked in a number of roles throughout her career, which you will hear briefly about today, but the main focus of our discussion is on the work that she is currently doing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC), and tribal communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the existing vulnerabilities of Native American tribes. During the conversation on this episode, Dr. O’Connell shares the challenges she has faced regarding public health data acquisition for these communities. There is a discussion about Dr. O’Connell and the Tribal Epidemiology Centers effort to address these challenges.
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PHEC 224: Decolonizing Data With Dr. Rosalina James, Urban Indian Health Institute
33:00Public health spans all communities and cultures. However, smaller populations are being overlooked due to historical discrimination. Today we talk to Dr. Rosalina James, Director of Research and Evaluation at Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), about her interests in decolonizing data and the importance of getting people of American Indian and Native Alaska descent a seat at the table. We hear the challenges Dr. James faced as a woman of color in academia, and her advice on facing these issues. Find out how Dr. James moved into public health from lab work, why workforce development is so important to her, and why she feels epidemiologists are uniquely equipped to make overlooked cultures visible. Tune in to hear what the UIHI has been working on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you can get involved as an intern. We look forward to having you join us! Visit the PHEC Podcast Show Notes: https://PHECPodcast.com/ Grab Your FREE 10-Page PHEC Podcast eBook: https://mypublichealthcareer.com/ Work With Me - Business Coaching: https://www.drchhuntley.com/coaching
PHEC 223: Public Health Consulting, Communication, and TEDx, with Vinu Ilakkuvan, PhD
41:21Becoming an entrepreneur in the public health industry is a daunting prospect. Join us today as we hear why Dr. Vinu Ilakkuvan chose to found her public health consulting firm, and how she landed on this path. We hear what Dr. Ilakkuvan most enjoys about being a consultant, and what inspired her to enter into the public health sphere in the first place. Discover the importance of understanding epidemiology in implementing public health changes, and what Dr. Ilakkuvan's advice is to aspiring entrepreneurs about who they need to work with and for. From two seemingly conflicting characteristics (humility and confidence) that Dr. Ilakkuvan feels are crucial in working in public health, to the three pillars that she has founded her consulting firm on, you don’t want to miss this inspiring episode! Visit the PHEC Podcast Show Notes: https://PHECPodcast.com/ Grab Your FREE 10-Page PHEC Podcast eBook: https://mypublichealthcareer.com/
PHEC 222: Three Challenges Of Public Health Entrepreneurs
24:34Everyone is interested in diversifying their income these days, and more and more folks in public health are actively exploring various creative options. Over the past year alone, however, Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley has worked with a number of public health entrepreneurs who have struggled with some common issues that prevent them from starting their businesses or growing and scaling the businesses they already have. In today’s episode, we talk about some of the consistent core challenges that entrepreneurs face, including self doubt, your relationship with money, and good old fashioned fear. We also dive into the ways in which you can overcome these challenges, from knowing your worth to finding a coach to support you in your journey, so make sure not to miss this informative and practical discussion!
PHEC 221: The Power Of Podcasting In Public Health
33:07Lately, Dr. Huntley has been getting a lot of questions about podcasting, with listeners asking things like, “Is it a good idea to do it for my business?” For this reason, our host has decided to dedicate today’s show to the benefits and challenges of podcasting, and give some recommendations for the uses of a podcast platform. The show begins with a few updates and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Dr. Huntley talks about the recent tweaks she has made to the focus of the show, and a podcast guide she unearthed while conducting a show notes audit. We hear about how our host has given this guide an overhaul, how it organizes past episodes into four categories, and what a huge help it will be as far as guiding people to the amazing resources to be found in the content covered so far. This acts as a great segue into the main section on how podcasting can help your business and professional branding. Dr. Huntley talks about how this show has helped her build and connect to an audience by allowing her to provide them with resources and learning. She also speaks about how podcasting has helped some of her clients and wraps up with some of the challenges relating to messaging and consistency. So if you have been debating whether to start a podcast or not, today’s episode is for you!
PHEC 220: Creative Public Health Career Resources, With Zoila Reyna
39:28Zoila Reyna had an unusual introduction to public health. Her first job out of college, which she found on Craigslist, involved recruiting youth to be undercover tobacco purchasers for the Federal Drug Administration. This position opened her eyes to the wide ranging impacts of public health on communities, and she was hooked. Zoila’s passion for serving others, and her hard working nature, have taken her from nonprofits, to government organizations, to corporates, and most recently, to the world of entrepreneurship. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoila founded Public Health Hired, a company which aims to demystify the public health hiring process and provide support to public health professionals. In today’s episode, you’ll hear about the path that led Zoila to where she is today, including the rough patches, and the practical ways in which she is now helping other public health professionals reach their full potential.
PHEC 219: Public Health Communication And Improving Data Access, With Joshua Smith
28:40Navigating your prospective career options can sometimes feel like trying to find something in a fog. You’re stumbling around, doing your best to reach your destination, but you don’t really know what it is you’re looking for until you find it; and then it all makes sense. That is how today’s guest, Joshua Smith, describes his journey into public health. Joshua is an enrolled member of the Klamath tribes and serves as a Health Communication and Evaluation Specialist with the Improving Data and Enhancing Access Project at the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC). This episode of the Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast is part of a special sponsored series of episodes, offering insights into the Tribal Epidemiology Centers in the US. In Dr. Huntley’s conversation with Joshua, they discuss his perspective on public health, epidemiology, and the impact of tribal epidemiology centers on the tribal communities that he serves.
PHEC 218: Nutrition Policy And Public Health Consulting, With Stephanie Hodges, MS, MPH, RDN
31:42Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, the demand for public health entrepreneurs has skyrocketed. For today’s show, Dr. Huntley hosts a conversation with Stephanie Hodges, a Nutrition Policy and Public Health Consultant. Stephanie is also the founder and CEO of The Nourished Principles, a public health and nutrition consulting firm that works with public and private sector clients to implement effective public health nutrition.
PHEC 217: A Human Level Approach To Addressing Burnout, with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr
48:22The world of public health has many avenues and much potential for learning beyond its own confines. In this episode, Dr. Huntley has a conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr to learn about her interesting and surprising journey through parts of the public health space. Dr. Kerr currently works as a consultant helping her clients create sustainable and scalable change on an organizational level, and she also hosts her very own podcast, Overcoming Working Mom Burnout. The topic of burnout and its prevention has been a more recent area of exploration for Jacqueline, and she discusses how her own experience of these hurdles informed and inspired her work. Dr. Kerr is in the top 1% of most-cited scientists, achieving her Masters and Ph.D. in the United Kingdom before coming to the United States in 2004 for a postdoctoral fellowship. Later she worked at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, transitioning out of that role in 2018 to focus on her own business. Her main focus is now on grant writing and the mentorship of academic clients, admitting that her preference is working on the systematic and communal level rather than as a one on one coach. So to hear it all from an energized expert, passionate about the way public health can change the world, listen to the full conversation in this episode!
PHEC 216: Healthcare Consulting and Public Health, With Nicole Denham, MHA, RN
40:46Dr. Huntley is joined by Nicole Denim, MHA, RN. Nicole is focused on helping to tighten up emergency preparedness and optimize clinical operations for healthcare organizations. She has a strong passion for process improvement and is a founding partner of Clinical Operations Renewal (COR) Consultants. Nicole has worked alongside healthcare leaders across the country to assist them in achieving their desired future and has an incredible amount of experiences and knowledge to share with you. Listen to this episode to hear the full conversation!
PHEC 215: Administrative Support At Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, With Annie Okpealuk
23:04Today’s guest has learned a great deal about public health through her administrative support role within a public health organization. She joins us to share more about her role as well as her perspective of public health and the impact of the tribal epidemiology centers on the tribal community in Alaska. Tune in to hear about her entry into the world of public health after having worked in medical billing, substance abuse, and mental health, what her current role involves, and an example of a recent grant that has come in. She shares some powerful advice for people interested in public health and assures listeners that you don’t have to be an epidemiologist to work in public health, but your knowledge of epidemiology can enrich any support role you may take on. We hope you join us to hear all this and more!