University of Iowa College of Public Health students are examining the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through their weekly podcast series From the Front Row. A special 3-part series on coronavirus includes student-led interviews with:
- Tara C. Smith, professor of epidemiology at Kent State University, discussing background on the virus, facts about the outbreak, and the spread of fake science and misinformation that can commonly occur during outbreaks. Listen here.
- Matthew Nonnenmann, assistant professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa, discussing exposure to the respiratory virus and steps people can take to reduce risk of exposure. Listen here.
- Robert Niezgoda, a former local public health director and emergency manager and current PhD student at the University of Iowa, discussing outbreaks and epidemic preparedness and how to best combat misinformation from an agency’s perspective.
“From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health” is an inside look at the public health student experience at the University of Iowa. A dedicated team of student podcasters share their thoughts and perspectives on student life and examine current issues in the field of public health. Have an idea for a show? Questions for our hosts? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org