Vegan Hood Chefs: Organizing, Creativity, & Food

Season 2, Episode 6

Summary: 

My guests for this podcast are Ronnishia Johnson and Rheema Calloway, known as the Vegan Hood Chefs.  The Vegan Hood Chefs use their culinary work to exercise their mission to provide nutrition education and healthy vegan food to disenfranchised communities.  They specialize in turning many of our soul food and American style favorites into delicious vegan meals.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Why vegan?  What the data and experience have shown
  • How Ronnisha and Rheema made the transition and how they help others
  • Challenges in our world with food distribution
  • Culture, philosophies and real-life experience with food

Today’s Guest

The Vegan Hood Chefs / Ronnishia Johnson and Rheema Calloway

Adam Wealand: How To Get a Grasp on Health Analytics

Season 2, Episode 5

Summary

My guest for this podcast is Adam Wealand, a data & analytics and health informatics expert.  His experience includes marketing, consumer insights, social psychology, health informatics, artificial intelligence, and data visualizations.  Adam has studied health informatics for over 15 years and shares many learnings through his analytic blogs, whitepapers, and his Tableau public site.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Ways that we can access and explore our health analytics
  • How health data and analytics has evolved in terms of access and types of information available
  • Challenges that are evolving with emerging COVID-19 data and how it relates to racial disparities in health
  • Easy steps to create and explore our personalized visualizations and be our own experts

Today’s Guest

Adam Wealand, Data / Analytics & Health Informatics Expert

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Sarah Davis: Intersecting Grief and Health

Season 2, Episode 4

 

My guest for this podcast is Sarah Davis.  Sarah has a podcast titled Breathing Wind.  Breathing Wind covers stories and centers around themes that arise with parent loss.  Given this pandemic, Sarah’s ambition is to help people through our overall sense of loss and grief.  As she has mentioned to me  “we are all experiencing loss, and grief, on a global level.”

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Grief and how it is showing up for us now.
  • Ways that grief impacts our health and how we can address it.
  • Challenges that many of us are addressing and how we can continue to help others.
  • Sarah’s thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and her own individual health strategies.

Today’s Guest

Sarah Davis, founder of the Breathing Wind podcast.

 

Dr. Lisa Brent: Be Well Natural Medicine, Naturopatic Medicine

Season 2, Episode 3

My guest for this podcast is Dr. Lisa Brent.  Dr. Brent a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of her own practice, Be Well Natural Medicine.  Her goal is to utilize the best resources and practices of naturopathic medicine to empower patients to create lifelong habits that promote health and prevent disease.   Her approach draws from all the techniques of integrative medicine.  

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • The origins and focus of naturopathic medicine.
  • What naturopathic medicine provides and the types of services available.
  • How her patients incorporate Dr. Brent into their overall healthcare team.
  • Challenges and doctor access during COVID-19. 
  • Dr. Lisa’s thoughts on COVID-19 and our own individual health strategies.

Today’s Guest

Dr. Lisa Brent is a naturopathic doctor and founder of Be Well Natural Medicine.  

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick: Grapevine Health – Health Information the Community Trusts

Season 2, Episode 2

My guest for this podcast is Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick.  Dr. Lisa is a medical doctor who’s career has spanned research, clinical medicine, global health, community health education, and patient advocacy.  Today, we are discussing her start-up Grapevine Health. Grapevine Health is built on the philosophy that trust and proximity are the keys to engagement and health outcomes.

Dr. Lisa’s resume includes positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington DC’s Medicaid program, George Washington University School of Medicine, Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • What inspired Dr. Lisa to found Grapevine Health?
  • Philosophies and strategies of Grapevine Health.
  • How Grapevine Health is using storytelling and technology to build trust and engagement?
  • Challenges with the medical community and patients that Dr. Lisa has explored and seeks to improve with Grapevine Health.
  • Dr. Lisa’s thoughts on ways that we can start today accessing information and improving our own health.

Today’s Guest

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is the founder of Grapevine Health.  Her background is in research, clinical medicine, global health, community health education, and patient advocacy.

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