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A Layperson's Summary on COVID-19 Vaccine Policy and Regulation

Dennis Scanlon, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Administration and Director, Center for Health Care & Policy Research

Will Bleser, Managing Associate, Payment Reform and Population Health at Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

In this episode, Dennis Scanlon speaks with Will Bleser to explore several vaccine candidates that are near ready for distribution. These vaccines, which have been proven safe and highly effective are the results of hard work from scientists and industry and have gone through a rigorous and transparent assessment by the government and independent scientists.

 


 

Leading Research to Address Child Maltreatment

Jennie Noll, PhD, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

In this episode, Dennis Scanlon speaks with Jennie Noll to learn how the the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and the Center for Healthy Children are using research to lead the effort in addressing the complex issues of child maltreatment.

 


 

Housing is Health - Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Dianna Benaknin, MSW, Case Management Consultant, WellSpan Health Ann Kunkel, RN BSN, Senior Director Case Management, WellSpan Health

Dennis Scanlon speaks with Dianna Benaknin and Ann Kunkel of WellSpan Health to learn more about WellSpan's interest in addressing social determinants of health. Ms. Benaknin and Ms. Kunkel talk about the impact of housing on health and discuss a number of programs created to address avoidable housing-related hospital admissions.

 


 

The Opioid Epidemic Impact on Cesarean Sections

Danielle Symons Downs, Professor of Kinesiology & Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dennis Scanlon speaks with Danielle Symons Downs, Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State University to discuss her research on cesarean section deliveries and opioid prescribing.