In the News

In recent months, several of our faculty have been expert guests on radio shows and podcasts.

Assistant Professor Andrea Christopher spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the barriers to healthcare faced by Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous patients. Marketplace is a nonprofit news organization focused on economics.

Amy Kennedy in white lab coat
Dr. Amy Kennedy
The Journal of Addiction Medicine’s podcast—Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract—featured Assistant Professor Amy Kennedy as a guest. Host Shawn McNeil spoke with Dr. Kennedy about barriers and facilitators of the prescription of HIV preexposure prophylaxis to high-risk injection drug users by buprenorphine prescribers.


Closer to home, the UW School of Medicine Thrivecast tapped Associate Professor Margaret Isaac’s expertise in teaching for Episode 15: Developing Your Teaching Presence. Dr. Isaac gave tips for teaching large groups, rehearsing, and overcoming stage fright. Further, Thrivecast's Episode 18: The How, When, and Why of Committee Participation featured Assistant Professors Nick Meo and Chenwei Wu providing guidance on meaningful committe participation.

Joshua Liao in a white coat against the orange and yellow Design Lab logo backgroundIn recent months, Associate Professor Joshua Liao has lent his time and know-how to two podcasts. Leading the Rounds: The Medical Leadership Podcast interviewed Dr. Liao about health systems science, payment models in the US, and providing better care to marginalized groups. Additionally, Bon Ku, the host of Design Lab, spoke with Dr. Liao about behavioral architecture and redesigning the American healthcare payment system.

Finally, Associate Professor June Spector contributed to a segment on NPR’s All Things Considered that discussed the need for rules to protect outdoor workers from excessive heat. Dr. Spector also appeared on CNN’s podcast Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She shared information on maintaining health during the extreme heatwaves that are becoming more common.