Prevention Matters
Episode 7: Sara Dube

Episode 7: Sara Dube

May 13, 2022

On Episode 7 of the Prevention Matters podcast, I talk with Sara Dube from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Sara is the Director of the Results First Initiative working to advance evidence-based decision-making to help government leaders direct investments into programs and policies that generate the best outcomes. Sara talks about her background and experience in public policy, what most people get wrong when dealing with policymakers, and the nickname her friends call her.

Episode 6: Cady Berkel

Episode 6: Cady Berkel

March 23, 2022

On Episode 6 of the Prevention Matters podcast, I chat with Dr. Cady Berkel from Arizona State University. Cady’s work focuses on examining how community-based mental health and substance use programs are implemented and how this affects the effectiveness of prevention programs. We talk about the importance of implementation fidelity, the value of community-based research, and her favorite 80’s movie.

Episode 5: Christopher Jones CDC

Episode 5: Christopher Jones CDC

January 31, 2022

On episode 5 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, I speak with Dr. Christopher Jones, Deputy Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about his role at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, how his own experience in recovery has influenced his work in substance abuse prevention, advice for new professionals entering the field, his experience as an officer in the US Public Health Service, and how many pushups he can do.

Episode 4: Susan Polan APHA

Episode 4: Susan Polan APHA

October 21, 2021

On Episode 4 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, I chat with Susan Polan of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to learn about her background in public health policy, how to best show the benefits of prevention work, what the APHA is up to this year, and who will win the World Series.

Episode 3: Sherry Glied

Episode 3: Sherry Glied

June 7, 2021

On Episode 3 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, I speak with Health Economist Dr. Sherry Glied, Dean of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. I ask her about her long career in health policy, why our society is more likely to fund healthcare than prevention, how to influence prevention policy at the federal level, and discover what house she would be in in the Harry Potter Wizarding world.

Donna Shalala: Episode 2

Donna Shalala: Episode 2

March 13, 2021

On Episode 2 of the Prevention Matters podcast, we speak with Donna Shalala, former congresswomen and US Secretary of Health and Human Services. She shares with us how her background in the Peace Corps prepared her for a career in public service, why prevention continues to take a backseat to healthcare, how to best communicate prevention information to policymakers, and what to do if you’re ever invited to the White House.

Diana Fishbein: Episode 1

Diana Fishbein: Episode 1

October 6, 2020

On Episode 1 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, we chat with Dr. Diana Fishbein, Co-Director of the National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC), and learn how her experiences growing up in and around Washington DC laid the foundation for a career in prevention, the challenges working in the field, how the National Prevention Science Coalition is helping practitioners and researchers navigate the policy-making process, and what job she would never want to do.

 

Producer and Host: Robert G. LaChausse

 

Title Narration by Carol Damgen

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