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Interview with Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, author of Regulatory Decision-making on COVID-19 Vaccines During a Public Health Emergency Related Article(s): Regulatory Decision-making on COVID-19 Vaccines During a Public Health Emergency

Sep 15

22 min

New data show unfavorable US trends in hypertension and obesity, with communities of color doing worse. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Director Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Director Gary H. Gibbons, MD, discuss the implications for COVID-19 outcomes and public health. Recorded September 10, 2020. Related Article(s): Trends in Blood Pressure Control Among US Adults With Hypertension, 1999-2000 to 2017-2018

Sep 14

34 min

Interview with Atul J Butte, MD, PhD, author of The Case for Algorithmic Stewardship for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies Related Article: The Case for Algorithmic Stewardship for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies

Sep 14

23 min

Interview with Deborah Korenstein, MD, and Daniel J. Morgan, MD, author of Improving Physician Communication About Treatment Decisions: Reconsideration of “Risks vs Benefits” Related Article(s): Improving Physician Communication About Treatment Decisions

Sep 8

24 min

A conversation with Jonathan A. C. Sterne, MA, MSc, PhD, of the University of Bristol, Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, of Vanderbilt University, and Janet V. Diaz, MD, of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the latest research supporting the use of hydrocortisone and dexamethasone for treatment of COVID-19 ARDS. Recorded September 2, 2020. Related Article(s): Effect of Hydrocortisone on 21-Day Mortality or Respiratory Support Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

Sep 4

32 min

Interview with Catherine Lucey, MD, FACP, author of The Transformational Effects of COVID-19 on Medical Education

Aug 26

34 min

Paul A. Offit, MD, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides an update on COVID-19 vaccine development. Recorded August 24, 2020. Related Article: Developing a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine at Warp Speed

Aug 26

40 min

CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, discusses recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and US response, including prospects for dual outbreaks of COVID-19 and influenza in the fall and winter. Related Article(s): Addressing Influenza Vaccination Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 24

31 min

Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, discusses recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded August 19, 2020. Related Article(s): The Ethics of COVID-19 Immunity-Based Licenses (“Immunity Passports”)

Aug 21

37 min

Interview with Melissa A Simon, MD, USPSTF member and coauthor of Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement Related Article(s): Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

Aug 18

15 min

Interview with Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD, author of The Convergence of Neurology and Psychiatry: The Importance of Cross-Disciplinary Education

Aug 11

29 min

Soumya Swaminathan, MD, DNB, chief scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), discusses the global coronavirus pandemic and the WHO response. Recorded August 5, 2020. Related Article: COVID-19 Reveals Urgent Need to Strengthen the World Health Organization

Aug 7

43 min

Anthony Fauci, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force member and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded August 3, 2020. Related Article(s): Anthony Fauci, MD, on COVID-19 Vaccines, Larry Kramer, and Dealing With Criticism

Aug 5

30 min

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, discusses the agency's role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 30, 2020. Related Article: Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV)

Aug 3

39 min

The World Brain Death Project was undertaken to establish minimum standards for diagnosing brain death/death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC) in children and adults across a broad range of settings and clinical circumstances. In this Q&A, senior authors of the 2020 report join an editorialist and bioethicist to discuss the project. Featuring interviews with Gene Sung, MD, of the University of Southern California; Ariane Lewis, MD, of NYU Langone Medical Center; Robert Tasker, MD, of the University of Cambridge; and Robert D. Truog, MD, of Harvard University. Related Article(s): Brain Death—Moving Beyond Consistency in the Diagnostic Criteria

Aug 3

33 min

Interview with Jan M. Friedman, MD, PhD, author of Exome Sequencing and Clinical Diagnosis Related Article(s): Exome Sequencing and Clinical Diagnosis

Jul 31

29 min

Katherine Auger, MD, MSc, of Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Julie Donohue, PhD, of University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health discuss K-12 school reopening policy options and the way forward for the 2020-21 school year. Recorded July 29, 2020. Related Article: Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US

Jul 31

31 min

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discusses the role of philanthropic organizations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to health inequities. Recorded July 28, 2020. Related Article(s): The Work of Philanthropy in Responding to COVID-19 and Addressing Inequality

Jul 30

29 min

Interview with Neil R. Powe, MD, author of Black Kidney Function Matters: Use or Misuse of Race?

Jul 29

25 min

Interview with Adrian F. Hernandez, MD, author of National Hospital Quality Rankings: Improving the Value of Information in Hospital Rating Systems

Jul 27

19 min

Eric Topol, MD, Scripps Research EVP and omnivorous science health care and tech commentator, discusses the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 23, 2020. Related Article: Association Between Universal Masking in a Health Care System and SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Among Health Care Workers

Jul 27

40 min

CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s latest recommendations. Recorded July 14, 2020. Related Article: Universal Masking to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission—The Time Is Now

Jul 16

36 min

Interview with Michelle D. Carlson, MD, author of Assessing Quantitative Comparisons of Health and Social Care Between Countries Related Article(s): Assessing Quantitative Comparisons of Health and Social Care Between Countries

Jul 15

16 min

Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine discusses the surge and ICU management of COVID-19 patients in Houston, Texas. Recorded July 10, 2020. Related Article(s): Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area

Jul 14

28 min

Infectious disease physician Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, of Harvard University discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 8, 2020. Related Article: Airborne Spread of SARS-CoV-2 and a Potential Role for Air Disinfection

Jul 10

36 min

Anthony Fauci, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force member and Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded on July 2, 2020. Watch the interview

Jul 3

33 min

Interview with Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, author of Limited Evidence for the Health Effects and Safety of Intermittent Fasting Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Related Article: Limited Evidence for the Health Effects and Safety of Intermittent Fasting Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Jul 2

18 min

Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded on June 29, 2020. Related Article(s): Interpreting Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2

Jul 1

33 min

Intensivists Flavia R. Machado, MD, PhD, of the Federal University of São Paulo, and Jorge Salluh, MD, PhD, of the D’OR Institute for Research and Education in Rio de Janeiro, discuss the surge of COVID-19 cases and ICU management of patients in Brazil. Recorded June 26, 2020. Related Article(s): Latin America and Its Global Partners Toil to Procure Medical Supplies as COVID-19 Pushes the Region to Its Limit

Jun 30

43 min

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, of UMN’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, discusses the summer rise in US COVID-19 cases, prospects for school reopening, a "second wave" in the fall, and more. Recorded June 24, 2020. Related Article(s): Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago

Jun 26

37 min

Interview with Howard K. Koh, MD, author of Sustainability, Business, and Health Related Article(s): Sustainability, Business, and Health

Jun 17

27 min

Infectious disease and global health expert Carlos del Rio, MD, of Emory University provides an update on the status of the #COVID19 pandemic in summer 2020, prospects for effective treatment and prevention, communicating the ongoing risk to the public, and more. Recorded June 15, 2020. Related Article: Translating Science on COVID-19 to Improve Clinical Care and Support the Public Health Response

Jun 17

35 min

Interview with William H. Shrank, MD, author of Hospice Carve-In—Aligning Benefits With Patient and Family Needs Related Article: Hospice Carve-In—Aligning Benefits With Patient and Family Needs

Jun 15

23 min

COVID-19 critical care update with Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, and JAMA Associate Editor Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, of the University of Pittsburgh. Recorded June 8, 2020. Related: Management of COVID-19 Respiratory Distress

Jun 10

51 min

Interview with Karina W. Davidson, PhD, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Jun 9

16 min

Interview with Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, author of Can Infections Cause Alzheimer Disease?

Jun 8

22 min

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, and Christopher Morphew, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University discuss options for opening primary, middle, and high schools in fall 2020. Recorded June 3, 2020. Related Article: The Urgency and Challenge of Opening K-12 Schools in the Fall of 2020

Jun 5

35 min

NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, discusses recent developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD. Recorded June 2, 2020. Related Article: Anthony Fauci, MD, on COVID-19 Vaccines, Larry Kramer, and Dealing With Criticism

Jun 4

27 min

Paul Offit, MD, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses principles and progress to date in COVID-19 vaccine development. Recorded June 1, 2020. Related: Adverse Consequences of Rushing a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Implications for Public Trust

Jun 3

37 min

Paul Starr, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, discusses policy options for achieving a new normal in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded Thursday, May 28, 2020. Related Article: Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 1

32 min

Interview with Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D., author of Potential Implications of Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age to 60

May 29

30 min

Interview with Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Primary Care–Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

May 26

15 min

Interview with Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, author of The USMLE Step 1 Decision: An Opportunity for Medical Education and Training

May 26

35 min

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, discusses the agency's new initiative to collaborate with other agencies and industry to accelerate development and testing of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. Recorded May 19, 2020. Related: Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV): An Unprecedented Partnership for Unprecedented Times

May 21

39 min

Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, of the Perelman School of Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, discusses the use of immunity licensing (immunity passports) as a means to restore public travel, activity, and the economy following the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded May 11, 2020. Related: The Ethics of COVID-19 Immunity-Based Licenses (“Immunity Passports”)

May 13

41 min

Interview with Paul J. Young, PhD, author of When Should Clinicians Act on Non–Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials?

May 8

30 min

Don Berwick, MD, MPP, of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, discusses choices societies and the medical profession can make to improve health care and reduce inequities as we move out of the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 6

35 min

Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses evolution of CDC guidance and latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded Friday May 1, 2020.

May 5

36 min

Interview with Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, author of Understanding Brain Death

May 1

23 min

The US spends more on health care as a proportion of its GDP than any other nation. Will the COVID-19 pandemic reduce or accelerate that spending? Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean and Professor of Public Service at New York University, explains. Recorded Monday, April 27, 2020. Read the article The Potential Effects of Coronavirus on National Health Expenditures

Apr 29

33 min

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