New RWJF Podcast Episode Features Keith Wailoo

Oct 23, 2014, 9:00 AM

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Headshot of Keith Wailoo Keith Wailoo, PhD

Tune in to the sixth episode of RWJF’s Pioneering Ideas podcast to hear from RWJF  Investigator Award in Health Policy Research recipient, premier medical historian and Princeton educator Keith Wailoo, PhD. RWJF’s Steve Downs, SM, joins Keith to discuss how deeply held cultural narratives influence our perceptions of health, and how today’s wild ideas are often tomorrow’s cutting edge innovations.

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In this episode, we also look at innovations that ask, “What if?” and explore simple shifts in perspective:

  • OpenNotes’ Tom Delbanco and Jan Walker talk to RWJF’s Emmy Ganos about why they decided getting health care providers to share their notes with patients was an essential innovation—and where their work is headed next.
  • Founder and CEO of LIFT Kirsten Lodal talks to RWJF’s Susan Mende and shares some simple ideas with the potential to revolutionize our approach to helping people achieve economic stability and well being.

For more from historian Keith Wailoo, PhD, watch the video below with RWJF's Steve Downs on how we define our own cultures of health and how deeply held cultural narratives influence our perceptions of health, and view the related infographic.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.