Public Health Podcast Series from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Aug 23, 2011, 5:32 PM, Posted by NewPublicHealth

A new podcast series from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looks at the wide range of roles in the field of public health – from rabies hunter to disease detective and beyond. The series, Public Health: On the Inside, is hosted by Thomas Burke, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins, who was deputy commissioner for health in New Jersey prior to his post at the school.

The series launched earlier this summer, and has featured a veterinarian rabies specialist and an epidemiologist so far. The August podcast introduces viewers to Suzanne Condon, the Associate Commissioner and Director of the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In her work, Condon leads a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, toxicologists, environmental health scientists, and environmental health educators, among other roles, in keeping the public safe from environmental threats. In this podcast, she speaks of her work investigating a cluster of leukemia among children in Woburn, Massachusetts, made famous by the book and movie, A Civil Action.

“The practice of public health touches nearly every aspect of our lives, from what we eat, to what we do, to the air we breathe,” says Dr. Burke. “With Public Health: On the Inside, I want to give listeners a feel for what’s really going on.”

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.