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Podcasts: Global Environmental Health Chat

Global Environmental Health

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This podcast series brings to you the knowledge and experiences of people working to understand and combat environmental health problems that reach beyond national boundaries and contribute to the global burden of disease.

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Climate, Food, and Nutrition (13:30)
In this podcast episode, we speak with plant physiologist Lewis Ziska, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health sciences at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We discuss how climate change affects food systems and human health, including an increased risk of exposure to foodborne illnesses and a decrease of the overall nutrition.
Global Environmental Health May 2022
Wildfires and Indigenous Populations (23:26)
In this three-part podcast we will hear from experts in Canada, the United States, and Australia about the health effects of wildfires and emergency management, indigenous fire practices to mitigate wildfire intensity, and the compounding effect climate change has on the future of wildfires.
Global Environmental Health March 2021
Climate Change and Mental Health (23:29)
In this three-part series we’ll hear from experts in the United States and Canada about the mental health effects of climate change, who are the populations affected, and some response strategies. This podcast includes a discussion about death and mentions suicide. For more information about these sensitive topics, please see podcast show notes on our website.
Global Environmental Health October 2021
Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) in India (9:01)
In this podcast, we will hear from two CBPR practitioners who participated in the workshop in Delhi, India. First, we will hear from Edith Parker, a well-known practitioner of CBPR at the University of Iowa School of Public Health. She’ll explain how CBPR benefited her work in rural communities, and how she connected with Rajesh Tandon, founder of Participatory Research in Asia, or PRIA. Then, we’ll hear from Tandon himself, as he discusses how India utilizes CBPR today, and how he hopes it might create a better future for the country.
Global Environmental Health October 2019
Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Health in India (Part I) (10:54)
In this two-part podcast series, we take a look at how innovative partnerships and community engagement approaches are helping to build capacity and empower communities in India to take active roles in addressing their environmental and health concerns. We will also hear about how NIEHS as formed partnerships in India, with the goal of addressing these challenges and improving public health.
Global Environmental Health December 21, 2017
Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Health in India (Part II) (11:03)
In this two-part podcast series, we take a look at how innovative partnerships and community engagement approaches are helping to build capacity and empower communities in India to take active roles in addressing their environmental and health concerns. We will also hear about how NIEHS as formed partnerships in India, with the goal of addressing these challenges and improving public health.
Global Environmental Health February 15, 2018
NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge (Part I) (8:43)
In the first podcast of this two-part podcast series, we hear about how scientists and communities are using innovative data visualization tools to look at health and resiliency in San Francisco and heat exposures nationwide.
Global Environmental Health April 25, 2016
NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge (Part II) (8:39)
In the second podcast of this two-part podcast series, we hear about how scientists and communities are using innovative data visualization tools to look at climate change in the Near West neighborhood of Indianapolis and flooding in St. Louis.
Global Environmental Health April 25, 2016
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) (8:35)
Environmental factors such as exposure to chemicals, diet, lifestyle, and stress, during early development or other important windows of susceptibility can lead to negative health effects throughout life and even be passed on to future generations. Research in this area is helping to explain the global increase in non-communicable diseases, and also identify opportunities for interventions to improve public health.
Global Environmental Health December 23, 2016
A Global Network to Advance Children’s Health (Part I) (5:37)
In this first podcast in a series, we explore how the network helps to advance research and interventions to improve children’s health around the world from NIEHS.
Global Environmental Health April 20, 2015
A Global Network to Advance Children’s Health (Part II) (5:16)
In this podcast series, we explore how the network helps to advance research and interventions to improve children’s health around the world from a network participant based in Uruguay.
Global Environmental Health April 20, 2015
A New Chapter in NIEHS-WHO Collaboration, Part 1: Dr. Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS (5:16)
In the first of this 3-part series, hear from NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum on her vision for a fruitful collaboration.
Global Environmental Health February 19, 2014
A New Chapter in NIEHS-WHO Collaboration, Part 2: Dr. María Neíra, WHO (5:00)
In the second of this 3-part series, hear WHO leadership discuss their vision for a fruitful collaboration.
Global Environmental Health February 19, 2014
A New Chapter in NIEHS-WHO Collaboration, Part 3: Dr. Luiz Augusto Galvão, PAHO (5:24)
In the final installment of this 3-part series, hear from PAHO leadership as they discuss their vision for a fruitful collaboration.
Global Environmental Health February 19, 2014
Health Impacts of Climate Change, Part 1: Dr. John Balbus: Overview (7:05)
In the first of this 3-part series, hear what two recent climate assessments—the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment—say about the health impacts of climate change in the United States and around the globe from Dr. John Balbus.
Global Environmental Health August 14, 2014
Health Impacts of Climate Change, Part 2: Dr. Alistair Woodward: Focus on IPCC Fifth Assessment (6:10)
In the second of this 3-part series, we hear what two recent climate assessments—the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment—say about the health impacts of climate change in the United States and around the globe from Dr. Alistair Woodward.
Global Environmental Health August 14, 2014
Health Impacts of Climate Change, Part 3: Dr. Kim Knowlton: Focus on National Climate Assessment (6:33)
In the final podcast of this 3-part series, hear what two recent climate assessments—the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment—say about the health impacts of climate change in the United States and around the globe from Dr. Kim Knowlton.
Global Environmental Health August 14, 2014
Cookstoves and Indoor Air Pollution, Part 1: Dr. Claudia Thompson: NIEHS’s Global Work on Indoor Air Pollution (6:10)
In the first of this 2-part series, NIEHS experts discuss the health, safety, environmental, and economic implications of solid fuels in low- and middle-income countries.
Global Environmental Health August 14, 2014
Cookstoves and Indoor Air Pollution, Part 2: Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan: Cookstove Challenges (7:24)
In the second of this 2-part series, we hear about the goals and challenges of efforts to improve cookstoves to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Global Environmental Health August 14, 2014
Feeding the World in a Changing Climate, with Dr. Pamela Anderson (7:17)
Climate change could make it harder for farmers to meet the world’s growing food demands. In this episode, we look at the agricultural impacts of climate change and learn what scientists are doing to prepare crops for a future with more heat, drought, and extreme weather.
Global Environmental Health May 17, 2013
Building India’s Public Health Capacity, with Dr. Rao Aiyagari (5:27)
India, the world's second-most populous country, faces a host of public health challenges from infectious diseases to air pollution. Climate change is expected to exacerbate many of these health issues in the coming years. In this episode, we discuss what can be done to build the country's public health capacity and work toward a healthier future.
Global Environmental Health May 17, 2013
Climate Change and Health Inequalities, with Dr. Gueladio Cisse (4:51)
Public health infrastructure is extremely fragile in many areas of Africa. Climate change is expected to increase the threat of infectious diseases in the region, and more extreme weather could bring disasters like drought and floods. Dr. Gueladio Cisse explains how these aspects of climate change threaten to further exacerbate health inequalities in Africa.
Global Environmental Health September 18, 2013
Environmental Health and Sustainable Development, with Sir Andrew Haines (7:08)
As the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their 2015 deadline, leaders are considering ways to build upon and expand the successes of the MDGs after 2015. In this podcast, Sir Andrew Haines discusses how the new set of strategies, goals, and indicators can simultaneously improve health and increase sustainability.
Global Environmental Health September 18, 2013

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