MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018
Episode #61 of518
"She Has Her Mother's Laugh" - New York Times Science Writer Carl Zimmer on Heredity and the Genomics Revolution
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with award-winning New York Times science writer and columnist Carl Zimmer on his critically acclaimed book, "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potentials of Heredity" on the dramatic scientific discovery underway fueled by genomics. He discusses the genome's role in understanding heredity and how personalized medicine will be advanced once the science and medical communities master their knowledge of how genomics impact health and disease.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
Episode #62 of518
Mental Health Crisis in America: National Council for Behavioral Health CEO Linda Rosenberg on Causes and Solutions
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health on their recent report done with the Cohen Veterans Network confirming that America's mental health crisis is a result of lack of access to care. She discusses the need to remove barriers to behavioral care, the need to embed behavioral health in primary care and for much better mental health and addiction training for providers and social workers.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018
Episode #63 of518
Climate Report's Dire Warnings: World Health Organization's Dr. Maria Neira on Impact of Pollution and Climate Change on Health
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter revisit their conversation with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of Public Health and the Environment at the World Health Organization who addresses the rising threat to human health from climate change and pollution - now the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. She discusses global strategies that are required to reduce the harm being done to populations around the world, especially those most vulnerable, in the wake of advancing climate change and unmitigated pollution.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
Episode #64 of518
The Political Challenges in American Health Reform: Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick on the Need for Clinician Activism
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former CMS Administrator who oversaw the launch of the Affordable Care Act. He talks about inherent political challenges in American health care, the need for providers to get active politically, and the promise of real innovations in the health system coming from outside the industry.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
Episode #65 of518
America's Addiction Crisis: Treatment Research Institute Founder Dr. Tom McLellan on Science-Based Approach to Drug Treatment and Policy
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned addiction expert Dr. Tom McLellan, Founder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, committed to promoting evidence-based approaches to drug treatment and drug policy. He discusses addiction as a chronic disorder, the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction, and the need to improve addiction medicine training for clinicians and health care providers.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Episode #66 of518
Apple Watch, Fitbit, AI and Alexa: Yahoo Tech Founder David Pogue on Game-Changing Potential in Health Care
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with David Pogue, long-time personal tech critic and founder of Yahoo Tech. He discusses the great promise in the growth of consumer technology innovations - Apple Watch, Fitbit and voice recognition platforms like Alexa - to transform health care by informing and empowering consumers and providers.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Episode #67 of518
Disrupting the Generic Drug Market: Gary and Mary West Foundation CEO Shelley Lyford on Civica Rx Launch
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Shelley Lyford, CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation which is dedicated to reducing costs and improving care for America's seniors. She discusses the launch of Civica Rx - a not for profit entity that will supply low-cost generic drugs to a consortium of partner foundations and hospitals to disrupt monopolies and price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Episode #68 of518
Transforming Care Delivery for Underserved Populations: Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm on Their Tech-Based Solutions
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Iyah Romm, CEO of Cityblock Health, a venture with Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs aimed at improving care and outcomes for underserved populations in urban areas by deploying tech-based solutions supporting patients and care teams. He talks about Cityblock's development of digital and telehealth tools that enable real time monitoring of patient data, and a network of interventions addressing social determinants of health.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Episode #69 of518
Walgreens' RX for Fixing Health Care: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll on Health Services Growth in Pharmacy Setting
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrick Carroll, Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens Healthcare where he oversees the pharmacy chain's expanded primary care and prevention health services in nearly 10 thousand retail pharmacies. They discuss Walgreens' expansion of digital and telehealth interventions for behavioral health, medication compliance and chronic illness management, with expanded health services being offered in the pharmacy clinics.
MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018
Episode #70 of518
Telehealth, Best Practices and Integrated Care: Dr. Charles Sorenson on Intermountain Healthcare's Commitment to Innovation
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Intermountain Healthcare of Utah's CEO Emeritus Dr. Charles Sorenson, who discusses Intermountain's innovative, integrated care delivery system committed to improved outcomes and contained costs. He is Founding Director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute which seeks to train future clinician leaders in their team-based model of care delivery.
MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018
Episode #71 of518
Alexa and Telemedicine in Health Care: Harvard's Dr. John Halamka on Promising Health Tech Trends to Watch
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer for Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he has launched a new endeavor: the Health Technology Exploration Center. The lab is an incubator for studying emerging technologies in health care such as telemedicine, genomics, blockchain, wearables and smart speakers like Alexa that could potentially improve clinical workflow, data sharing and outcomes.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018
Episode #72 of518
Millions Served: NACHC's Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dan Hawkins, Sr. VP for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), which supports the thousands of chc's providing care for 27 million underserved Americans. They discuss the care model that embeds behavioral and dental care within primary care, the growing reliance on Nurse Practitioners as front line clinicians, and the training, innovation and quality care the nation's health centers provide.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018
Episode #73 of518
CRISPR, DNA and Genomics: Dr. Samuel Sternberg Examines This Game-Changing Technology
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University and renowned expert on CRISPER-Cas9 gene editing technology. Dr. Sternberg co-authored "A Crack in Creation" with CRISPR co-creator Jennifer Doudna, and talks about the limitless potential of this genetic engineering tool to transform how we treat and prevent disease in the future.
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018
Episode #74 of518
Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has vocally opposed the separation of immigrant families at the border. She talks about the long term impact of toxic stress in childhood, recommended breastfeeding and vaccination protocols, harm from gun violence, and too much screen time for kids.
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018
Episode #75 of518
Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Launches C-CHANGE: A New Climate Change Project at Harvard
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who has launched a new climate change project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, C-CHANGE, is a partnership between Harvard and Google aimed at advancing better understanding of the causes and effects of climate change and its impact on population health.
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018
Episode #76 of518
Coordinated Care for High Use Patients: CareMore Health CEO Sachin Jain on Improving Outcomes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sachin Jain, CEO of CareMore Health, a coordinated and integrated health care system focused on high-use Medicare and Medicaid patients. Dr. Jain discusses CareMore's team-based approach to chronic disease management deploying ride-sharing and meal delivery services, loneliness prevention and patient support across the care continuum.
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
Episode #77 of518
HHS Data Chief Dr. Mona Siddiqui on Addressing the Challenges of Health Data Liberation
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, who is overseeing a transformation in health information sharing between all agencies at HHS. She discusses the infrastructure changes required to facilitate data liquidity, and growing partnerships with outside entrepreneurs to expedite the process.
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018
Episode #78 of518
Stanford School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor, on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health
This week we revisit our conversation with Dr. Lloyd Minor, Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, on his strategic plan for advancing 21st century biomedicine. He discusses the transformation underway in health care using data, artificial intelligence and telehealth protocols to support health industry transformation, and how all of this will impact medical education in the future.
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
Episode #79 of518
Health Disparities and the American Indian: Dr. Donald Warne on the Way Forward
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Donald Warne, Director of Indians Into Medicine (INMED) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He discusses the impact of cultural trauma on the American Indian population, strategies for addressing health disparities and the need to mentor Native youth in the health professions.
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018
Episode #80 of518
Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Epidemic: Writer Barry Meier Unveils OxyContin's Pivotal Role
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize winning writer Barry Meier, author of "Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic," on Purdue Pharma, makers of the narcotic OxyContin, and the pivotal role they played in "the greatest public health crisis of the 21st Century."