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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. The podcast covers all things public health and global health, from the sustainable development goals to the social determinants of health, as well as interesting dialogues about the diverse career opportunities that exist in the fields. Since its launch in March 2020, the podcast has featured more than 40 high-profile guests and has built an audience in more than 3,500 cities in over 130 countries.

The Public Health Insight Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. The podcast covers all things public health and global health, from the sustainable development goals to the social determinants of health, as well as interesting dialogues about the diverse career opportunities that exist in the fields. Since its launch in March 2020, the podcast has featured more than 40 high-profile guests and has built an audience in more than 3,500 cities in over 130 countries.

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London, ON

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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. The podcast covers all things public health and global health, from the sustainable development goals to the social determinants of health, as well as interesting dialogues about the diverse career opportunities that exist in the fields. Since its launch in March 2020, the podcast has featured more than 40 high-profile guests and has built an audience in more than 3,500 cities in over 130 countries.

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@PHIPodcast

Language:

English

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Episodes

Leading Effective Meetings

6/28/2022
Meeting management is the process of organizing a meeting and facilitating it in such a way that desired results are achieved. While this sounds like common knowledge, the reality is that many meetings can still feel like a waste of time, with no clear purpose or sense of direction. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we discuss what to do before the meeting, during the meeting, and after the meeting to ensure you get the most of the experience. More specifically, we...

Duration:00:31:42

How To Build Your Dream Public Health Career

6/21/2022
Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” While this may not be entirely true in some cases, finding the right career for you can be quite fulfilling and gives you a sense of purpose in both your personal and professional life. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Sujani Sivanantharajah, Founder of PH Spot, remains with us to share: ◼️ What it means to build your ‘dream’ public health career; ◼️ Four components of your...

Duration:00:31:51

Is There A Space for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public Health? | ft. Sujani Sivanantharajah, Founder of PH SPOT

6/14/2022
While entrepreneurship in public health has come a long way, there is still more room for innovation and growth. Despite these vast opportunities to add value to the field, many people remain reluctant to venture into the world of public health entrepreneurship. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Sujani Sivanantharajah, Founder of PH SPOT, joins us to talk about: ◼️ Her journey into public health; ◼️The importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in public health; ◼️...

Duration:00:42:17

The Art & Science of Stakeholder Engagement: A Project Management Approach to Public Health Problems

6/7/2022
Stakeholder engagement is a very important process used in public health and global health to proactively ensure the needs and desires of those who have a stake in a project, program or intervention are taken into consideration. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will touch on the art and science of stakeholder engagement and some tools we can use in practice. We will cover: ◼️ What stakeholder engagement is ◼️ Four key processes of stakeholder engagement ◼️ Tools...

Duration:00:27:47

Why Research Needs Strong Leadership & Learning Health Systems | ft. Dr. Michael J. Strong, President of CIHR

5/31/2022
Dr. Michael J. Strong is the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), an organization pursuing equitable health outcomes for Canadians powered by excellence in research. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Strong sits down with us to chat about: ◼️ Demystifying scientists; ◼️ Important traits for leadership in health research; ◼️ Shifting health research priorities during the pandemic; ◼️ Importance of learning health systems; and ◼️...

Duration:00:35:16

The Unexpected Story of How Dr. Strong Became President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

5/24/2022
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research, collaborating with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we speak with Dr. Michael Strong about: ◼️ How he became President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; ◼️ Why he was initially hesitant to take on the role; ◼️ How CIHR...

Duration:00:34:13

Setting Yourself Apart in Public Health With Project Management

5/17/2022
Project management is increasingly being demanded for public health and global health positions, but why is that the case? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will go over all the reasons why a working knowledge of project management methodologies can help you become a better practitioner in the field. We will cover: ◼️ What are projects and what is project management? ◼️ The value of project management in public health and global health ◼️ Why are projects initiated...

Duration:00:23:16

How We Can Benefit From a Community of Practice | ft. Leshawn Benedict, Global Health Community Manager

5/10/2022
We often hear the term “community of practice” in public health and global health, but what are they and how do they work? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Gordon sits down with Leshawn Benedict, a Community Manager for a Global Health Community of Practice, to pick his brain about: ◼️ The purpose of communities of practices; ◼️ Traits of an effective community of practice ◼️ How to successfully engage interdisciplinary teams spread across the globe ◼️ Alternative...

Duration:00:31:02

What Does A Health Promoter Do? | ft. Gordon Thane, Lori Chow Memorial Award Recipient

5/3/2022
It might seem like there are endless job opportunities to make an impact in public health, but one of the core pillars of a strong workforce in the field are its Health Promoters. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Leshawn interviews Gordon Thane, 2021 recipient of the Lori Chow Memorial Award from Health Promotion Ontario, to find out about: ◼️ The field of health promotion; ◼️ What health promoters do in their job; ◼️ Core competencies of an effective health...

Duration:00:27:20

3 Things to Do As You Come to the End of Your Public Health Graduate Degree

4/26/2022
You’re coming to the end of your graduate degree in your public health or global health program, you’ve already secured a practicum that you’re really excited about, and now you might be considering whether to rest on your laurels. The reality is that this is only the beginning of your journey and in this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will share 3 things you absolutely should do while your program is coming to a close that will set you up for success as you start your...

Duration:00:29:01

How To Stand Out In Your Interviews & Get Job Offers

4/19/2022
What should you do when you finally start to get interviews from your stellar job applications, but you aren’t receiving any job offers? In this episode, we’ll be talking about: ◼️ The main reasons you’re not getting any job offers, ◼️ How to answer some interview questions ◼️ The importance of confidence in your interview performance ◼️ How to select the most appropriate references, and ◼️ What other things you can do to increase your chances of being offered the position. Podcast...

Duration:00:21:16

Scientific Integrity, Big Pharma’s Influence, & The Cost of Opioid Drug Trafficking

4/12/2022
Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic in the United States and Canada, a Biology professor, a single-mom, and an undercover FBI agent find themselves at the crossroads of the Opioid crisis as Big Pharma brings a new product to the market and drug trafficking runs rampant. This story is depicted in the fictional film, Crisis (2021), and in this episode, we will use the movie as a scaffold to discuss the drivers of the opioid epidemic in North America and the broader public health...

Duration:00:37:02

A Look Back At The COVID-19 Response & How We Will Know When The Pandemic Is Over | ft. Dr. Lisa Doggett from HGS AxisPoint Health

4/4/2022
After reaching the two-year anniversary since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, we are once again left with more questions than answers about what the future might look like. But, in order to look at the future, we must first examine the past and the present. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Lisa Doggett, Senior Medical Director at HGS AxisPoint Health, joins us to talk about lessons learned from: Podcast...

Duration:00:44:41

Why You’re Not Getting Job Interviews

3/29/2022
Tired of sending out countless job applications and haven't received any interviews? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we talk about some of the main reasons job applicants don't get any interviews and an exciting upcoming event featuring a career coach who will share some insider information on what employers are actually looking for in your resume cover letter and job interview (link below). Registration for the 'Why You’re Not Getting Interviews & Job Offers' Live Q&A...

Duration:00:21:23

Why We Still Need to Be Very Concerned About Tuberculosis | ft. Dr. Elizabeth Rea and Tina Campbell from Stop TB Canada

3/22/2022
There is an infectious disease affecting people all around the world and was responsible for more than 1 million deaths globally in 2020. If you had to guess, maybe you would think it was COVID-19. Think again, because it's a disease that was first discovered in the 1800s, called Tuberculosis (TB). In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we’ll be speaking with two guests from Stop TB Canada about: Podcast Guest Tina Campbell, BSN, RN Dr. Elizabeth Rea, MD Podcast...

Duration:01:07:07

How A Corporate Defense Lawyer Changed Public Health ft. Rob Bilott

3/15/2022
If public health is a population-based field of science for preventing diseases and promoting health, what can a corporate defense attorney possibly do to positively influence the health of millions of people? Discovering the impacts of toxic chemicals on a community and holding chemical companies accountable for their actions is a good place to start. Understanding the intersection of science, regulatory processes, and law is of critical importance to ensuring an environment that preserves...

Duration:00:54:41

UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Achieving Universal Health Coverage Through Digital Transformation

3/8/2022
Digital technology has the potential to transform life as we know it - from automating daily tasks, to essentially allowing us to carry around pocket-sized computers. Whatever the case, we are fully immersed in this digital age for better or for worse. Global targets have been set to ensure health for all by 2030, and while health systems around the world face challenges in achieving these targets, African health systems in particular are at a critical point of digital transformation. In...

Duration:00:53:00

Why Many New Graduates Feel Unprepared to Enter the Public Health Workforce

3/1/2022
Navigating the public health and global health space as a student and early career professional can be difficult. Understanding that so many people face similar challenges, we identified a need to do things differently. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will be talking about some of the key lessons we learned from actively engaging with hundreds of aspiring public health professionals through our free service, Office Hours. Podcast Hosts Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH,...

Duration:00:21:36

Frequently Asked Questions About Pursuing Public Health Education, Jobs, & Careers

2/22/2022
A career in public health can be fulfilling but it's more of a journey than a destination, and along that journey, we're often faced with questions like what should I do after finishing my Bachelor's Degree, is an undergrad sufficient to get me the job I want, and how will the MPH help me achieve my career goals? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we answer these questions and some other frequently asked questions, such as how to get job opportunities after graduation with...

Duration:00:33:55

Smoking Cessation & the Promise of a ‘New’ Old Drug

2/15/2022
Tobacco use is currently the leading cause of preventable death, responsible for more than eight million deaths worldwide each year. Given this reality, healthcare companies still committed to smoking cessation can play a pivotal role in addressing this escalating smoking and nicotine addiction epidemic. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we speak with Dr. Cindy Jacobs, President and Chief Medical Officer of Achieve Life Sciences, about new therapeutic modalities designed...

Duration:00:42:39