Inform Me, Informatics

Public Health Informatics Institute

From the Public Health Informatics Institute, this podcast tells stories from the field of public health informatics. Join host Piper Hale as she talks to some of the field's top experts and boots-on-the-ground practitioners to explore what makes this evolving discipline a bedrock of effective public health practice. These stories make this comp

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Dr. Carlos del Rio is an infectious disease expert, Emory University professor, and Executive Associate Dean for Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System. In this episode, Dr. del Rio joins the show to talk about the need for data and better public health infrastructure, and to share his perspectives on the ongoing pandemic. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Summer Day," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Jun 1

25 min

Immunologist, physician and author Dr. Leo Nissola joins the show to talk about Covid Act Now, a COVID-19 predictive statistical model. He also shares insights around what may be ahead for this pandemic, and what public action he believes may be needed. You can see the model for yourself at covidactnow.org. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Summer Day," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Mar 27

21 min

Dr. Patrick O'Carroll, the head of health systems strengthening at the Task Force for Global Health and former CDC and HHS leader, joins the show to talk about how strengthened health systems and solid public health infrastructure are essential for protecting populations from outbreaks like COVID-19. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Mar 18

25 min

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and the former director of the ONC, joins the show to talk about her time in local public health, the legacy of her iconic Public Health 3.0 plan, and her vision for the future of public health informatics. You can find the videos Dr. DeSalvo mentions in this episode at phii.org/informaticsforeveryone. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Mar 9

24 min

In anticipation of NACCHO's upcoming Local Health IT Virtual Conference, Dr. Alyson Shupe of Tri-County Health Department in Colorado joins the show to describe how her agency is using data to build interactive maps illustrating the opioid crisis in her jurisdiction. Listen to the end for a discount code to register for the virtual conference! You can check out Tri-County's opioid maps here: https://opioid-tchdgis.opendata.arcgis.com/. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Summer Day," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech; "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Sep 2019

25 min

Vivian Singletary, PHII’s director, and Dr. David Addiss, longtime health ethics advocate and the director of the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics in Global Health (FACE), return to the show to finish their conversation on health data ethics, this time focusing on practical applications for public health practitioners. Let us know your personal definition of public health informatics by leaving a voicemail for us at our podcast call-in line, 678-974-0344. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Apr 2019

17 min

Vivian Singletary, PHII’s director, and David Addiss, longtime health ethics advocate and the director of the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics in Global Health (FACE), join the show to talk about how consumer privacy and health data ethics intersect. Let us know your personal definition of public health informatics by leaving a voicemail for us at our podcast call-in line, 678-974-0344. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Mar 2019

20 min

Vivian Singletary, the director of the Public Health Informatics Institute, is now taking your questions! Email an audio file to podcast@phii.org or call 678-974-0344 to leave a voicemail by October 1, 2018, and Vivian may answer your question on a future episode. This bonus episode revisits our last call-in show with Dr. Dave Ross, president of the Task Force for Global Health. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Sep 2018

24 min

Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Texas and former President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), joins the show to share his excitement about the upcoming Public Health Informatics Conference and to talk about Harris County's data warehouse, a new project aiming to break down health data silos between divisions of the agency. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Aug 2018

19 min

Patrick Caneer of the Public Health Informatics Institute joins the show to talk about the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network, a Gates Foundation-funded project that is harnessing the power of informatics to fight global childhood mortality. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Summer Day," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Apr 2018

22 min

Dr. Bryant Karras, Chief Public Health Informatics Officer at the Washington State Department of Health, joins the show to share the story of his long informatics career. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Jan 2018

20 min

Dr. Dave Ross returns to the show in this special bonus episode to explain that informatics doesn't always have to involve high-tech solutions. He shares a historical story about one of the best health information systems he's ever seen, built with wood, nails and paint in Sierra Leone. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Sep 2017

11 min

Therese Hoyle, longtime veteran of immunization information systems (IIS), joins the podcast to share her perspectives on the early days of IIS and how technology has transformed public health systems. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Aug 2017

16 min

Dr. Gulzar Shah of Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health joins the podcast to talk about his personal informatics journey, and to share some data challenges that local health departments face. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Jul 2017

18 min

Beck Willis of the International Trachoma Initiative (PHII's sister program at the Task Force for Global Health) describes how her innovative team is working to end a plague with smartphones—and the power of informatics! If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Jun 2017

16 min

Sharon Perlman of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene tells the story of Macroscope, an innovative new population health surveillance project. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Apr 2017

23 min

Mark Conde of Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health shares his thoughts on new technology, higher education and what makes informatics so crucial to public health. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: "Mining by Moonlight," Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Mar 2017

23 min

Dr. Alan Hinman is retiring from more than 50 years of public health service and teaching—and he has some thoughts and stories to share. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org.

Feb 2017

19 min

Marissa Fond from the FrameWorks Institute walks us through some evidence-based communications strategies for talking about public health informatics. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Jan 2017

24 min

Nicole Willis of Whatcom County Health Department joins the podcast to share her agency's path to becoming an informatics-savvy health department. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Dec 2016

18 min

Cathy Gagné from Minnesota's Saint Paul-Ramsey Department of Public Health walks listeners through the state's new e-health roadmap. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Nov 2016

23 min

Vivian Singletary, PHII's new director, joins the podcast to talk about key informatics projects and the future of the field—and how technology alone may fall flat in securing strong public health informatics. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Oct 2016

22 min

Dr. Marion Tseng and Cristal Simmons from the Chicago Department of Health join the podcast to tell the story of how electronic case reporting transformed their city’s STI surveillance. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Sep 2016

19 min

Megan Douglas from the Morehouse School of Medicine discusses her research at the intersection of health policy and health technology. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Aug 2016

28 min

Dave Ross, Task Force for Global Health President and CEO, returns to the podcast to answer listeners' burning questions about public health informatics. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Jun 2016

23 min

Sudha Setty of the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection joins the podcast to explain how she and her colleagues used data to bridge health equity gaps for Somali-Americans. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

May 2016

25 min

Oregon state IIS veteran and AIRA leader Mary Beth Kurilo returns to the podcast to share her own professional story and explain what led her to the world of immunization information systems. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Apr 2016

10 min

Oregon state IIS veteran and AIRA leader Mary Beth Kurilo joins the podcast to explain how state information systems keep the U.S. population healthy and vaccinated. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Mar 2016

22 min

PHII Director Dr. Dave Ross returns to chat about key topics in informatics, from the benefits of data sharing to making the case for electronic health records. Dave also tells us some of his favorite informatics success stories. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Feb 2016

15 min

PHII Director Dave Ross joins host Jessica Hill to chat about how his professional life led him from missiles engineering to public health informatics. Dave also offers his own definitions of informatics. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating us on iTunes! If you have suggestions for future episodes, contact Inform Me, Informatics at podcast@phii.org. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod/Incompetech.

Jan 2016

24 min

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