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Michigan: New Podcast Aimed at Engaging and Educating the Public on Population Health Issues

Communicating the knowledge built in our classrooms, labs, and communities is critical to the mission of public health and higher education. With Population Healthy, a new podcast produced by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the school’s faculty, students, and alumni are striving to make their expertise and their field accessible to — and engaging for — a wide range of audiences outside of academia.

Each week beginning Tuesday, July 9, Michigan Public Health faculty and students join other University of Michigan colleagues, public health professionals like Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and boots-on-the-ground alumni to share knowledge and perspectives on the public health issues facing populations across the State of Michigan, the country and the world — from eating disorders and consumer genetic testing to vaccine hesitancy and the opioid epidemic.

“As a field, public health is constantly revealing deeper understandings about health and wellness. To truly impact and empower the populations we serve, we have to explore innovative ways to engage communities and to effectively translate knowledge to our partners and the public,” said Dr. F. DuBois Bowman, dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. “Population Healthy is just one part of an effort that will help the School of Public Health ensure that knowledge reaches those it impacts the most, and gives them a voice in shaping the health of future generations.”

Listen to the first episode, “Invisible Impact: How Vaccines Seems to Make Diseases Disappear.”

Population Healthy is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, and online at

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