Epidemiological Podcasts

Synopsis

Podcasts about the life and times of an epidemiologist. I talk to you about everything that goes on in the world and most of what goes on in my life. All from the point of view of someone whose job it is to hear hoof beats and think zebras.

Episodes

  • A Long Walk in the Woods in the Middle of a Pandemic

    A Long Walk in the Woods in the Middle of a Pandemic

    22/04/2020 Duration: 07min

    I finally worked out a schedule whereby I can get more days off and get some rest before long hauls of long days fighting the pandemic. So I went for a long walk and thought about our mortality. Fun stuff... Creatives out there, listen and thank you. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • A Call from the Pandemic to Protect Our Source of Knowledge and Wisdom

    A Call from the Pandemic to Protect Our Source of Knowledge and Wisdom

    04/04/2020 Duration: 08min

    In which I tell you why it’s hurtful to say it’s okay for older folks to die during the pandemic. When they do, we lose knowledge. We lose wisdom. We lose valuable lessons that we could use right now to deal with all this. Don’t be okay with older folks dying. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Epidemiological Podcast S0E3: Hi, I’m a Doctor

    Epidemiological Podcast S0E3: Hi, I’m a Doctor

    05/07/2018 Duration: 09min

    A quick 9-minute story of last Wednesday, the day I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation. It was quite a "day of days," and it ended very well. It brought together five years of hard work. So what's next? Listen to find out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Epidemiological Podcast S0E2: The Weight of the Evidence

    Epidemiological Podcast S0E2: The Weight of the Evidence

    12/07/2017 Duration: 34min

    On today's podcast, I talk to you about a recent tragedy in our family and how it helped me understand anti-vaccine parents a little more. Not completely, but just enough to realize that there is very little in the way of a debate that one can have with them. See, When people who don't believe that vaccines save lives tell you that there is no evidence that vaccines are safe, they're either misinformed or lying. On the flip side, when they tell you that there is evidence that vaccines cause autism, they're either misinformed or lying again. There is plenty of evidence for both arguments out there, but only one set of "studies" pass the biological plausibility test (not to say anything about ethics). However, because an injury (perceived or real) to a child triggers such a deep-seeded, primal reaction, it's hard to be logical or reasonable. When parents see autism as death (when it's not), their search for answers becomes chaotic and full of inferences that are misguided. Anti-vaccine people looking to make

  • Epidemiological Podcast S0E1: The Perfect Epidemiological Surveillance System

    Epidemiological Podcast S0E1: The Perfect Epidemiological Surveillance System

    02/07/2017 Duration: 15min

    Today, I thought I'd share with you a 15-minute presentation I gave in Mexico City last about two weeks ago. It was on a paper I wrote based off a previous blog post. I talk about what I imagine to be the perfect system for keeping track of the population's health... That is, if money, technology, laws, and ethical considerations were not in the way of such things. Yes, I'm giving the podcast a season and names. The first season runs from now until the end of the year and will be season zero, along with previous episodes. Kind of like "the lost season" if you will. Then, starting in 2018, I'll have a first season of six podcasts with pre-planned topics and a little more preparation. You guys deserve it... And it's a good way to be just creative enough to be doing something but not too busy to forget about the dissertation (which should be almost done when 2017 ends and 2018 begins). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Talking Tuesday on a Friday: June Update!

    Talking Tuesday on a Friday: June Update!

    02/06/2017 Duration: 08min

    A few minutes where I catch you up on the craziness around me. Nothing bad, mostly good... Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoy it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Podcast: October 2016 Update

    Podcast: October 2016 Update

    05/10/2016 Duration: 12min

    Yeah, yeah… It’s been a while. I missed you too. Here’s 12 minutes of me catching you up on what happened this summer with dad getting cancer, me picking up cycling and swimming, and taking some exams. Also, there is something about Puerto Rico and Zika in there. As always, you can just download it by clicking here. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Talking Tuesday: Spanish Interview on Flu Edition

    Talking Tuesday: Spanish Interview on Flu Edition

    24/05/2016 Duration: 29min

    Back in 2010, right before the flu season started, the bosses at the health department allowed me to do an interview with an AM radio station out of Washington, DC. The interviewer was awesome, and she really did a good job of asking pertinent questions and keeping my answers in line. It was a great opportunity to practice public speaking and speaking in Spanish. Although it is my first language, sometimes I forget some of its conventions. I've speaking English too long, I guess. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Talking Tuesday: Catch-Up Edition

    Talking Tuesday: Catch-Up Edition

    17/05/2016 Duration: 12min

    The best kinds of friends are those who you can lose contact with for months and then catch-up with quickly over some coffee or hot tea or hot chocolate... Or a beer. In this episode, I try to catch-up with you after being gone a while. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Talking Tuesday, On A Saturday, In A Blizzard

    Talking Tuesday, On A Saturday, In A Blizzard

    23/01/2016 Duration: 30min

    What else was I going to do while I waited out the great Northeast Blizzard of 2016 but do a podcast? And what is a better way to do it than to invite a couple of friends to chat with? I used a new app called ZCast to record a chat with Briana Morgan and Craig Egan about “Impostor Syndrome” and “Trolling”… --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Talking Tuesday: Norovirus

    Talking Tuesday: Norovirus

    08/09/2015 Duration: 10min

    If you have ever had Norovirus, then you will remember it for a while. Let me tell you about it, and tell you to wash your hands once, twice, and three times. Listen to this, then go wash your hands. If you want to download the mp3 file, click here. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

  • Talking Tuesday: My Spanish is not very pretty these days

    Talking Tuesday: My Spanish is not very pretty these days

    02/07/2015 Duration: 03min

    Growing up, mom used to make me speak English well or Spanish well, but never both. I thought I spoke good Spanish, until I came to Colombia. My Spanish is different, and, in translating a document from English to Spanish, I learned my written Spanish needs a lot of work. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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