A podcast I developed, conducted, and produced along with two other staff members at Columbia University’s Voices in Bioethics journal. Here I moderate a conversation with Dr. James Colgrove, professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, as we discuss vaccination ethics and the recent measles outbreak in California. Listen here.
An article I edited for Footnote1.com that discusses the transportation needs of the millennial generation, and how city and state infrastructure can accommodate them — in turn strengthening the economy. Read more here.
An article on which I provided writing and editing support for Footnote1.com that explores both the potential benefits and unintended consequences of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA). Financial relationships between physicians and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are commonplace; the PPSA attempts to shed light on the problem by requiring pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical device … Continue reading
A voice wrap I produced at Rhode Island Public Radio. I gathered tape and ambient sound in the field, mixed audio using Adobe Audition, and scripted and voiced the wrap. A group of high school students from across the country came to Providence Thursday to learn more about the healthcare field. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Rachel … Continue reading
How do young adults who successfully move out overcome adversities? According to a new study, it all boils down to peer support. Read more here.
Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry. For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest … Continue reading
Pickle patch. Bubbler. Tavern belly. Brats. Wisconsinites have regularly employed a colorful and unique vocabulary thanks to multiple waves of immigration from the 1800s through the present. But there is also incredible diversity in language use in different areas of the state and even within single cities. A new book written by a collection of … Continue reading
You’ve heard about the importance of getting an HPV vaccine and the surprisingly low percentage of young women who do so in the U.S. For various reasons — accessibility, cost, bad information — many who start the 3-part vaccination series do not complete it. But what if a single dose could protect women from HPV around the globe? The … Continue reading
During the Cold War, large universities across the country served as a breeding ground for protest movements and student activism at large. Combined with dramatic changes in education funding and increased technological emphasis, they came to be known as “Cold War Universities.” Close to home, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was an example of this … Continue reading
Public health officials have been somewhat puzzled by low rates of HPV vaccination: only 54% of adolescent girls receive the first dose of the 3-part vaccine series, and only 33% complete it. What gives? Doctors recommend it. It’s safe and effective. It has the potential to save thousands of lives every year. So why aren’t more people getting the HPV … Continue reading