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Author: Dr. CH Huntley

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This podcast explores public health careers, epidemiology, and public health entrepreneurship. The episodes features conversations that encourage you to think creatively and use innovation, while also helping you see public health everywhere.
309 Episodes
Every month, a diverse panel of innovative public health thought leaders come together to discuss public health topics during a livestream on LinkedIn. The summary and takeaways will be written and shared in a LinkedIn newsletter article about two weeks later, helping us reach even more people who might be interested in the discussion. Tune into this episode to hear all of the details.   Follow DrCHHuntley on LinkedIn to be notified of the next Public Health Roundtable Livestream.    Subscribe to the Public Health Roundtable newsletter on LinkedIn.  
Technological advances have opened new frontiers for consumer products and services that seek to improve wellbeing. For example, the mobile meditation app Calm has helped millions of people experience better sleep and reduced anxiety. Joining us for this episode is Dr. Jennifer Huberty, an accomplished behavioral research scientist who has worked with Calm and other technology companies to bridge the gap between science and innovation and take a digital approach to change behavior and improve wellbeing. Today, she has her own consulting business and serves as a fractional Chief Science Officer to digital health companies. In this episode, Dr. Huberty offers some insight into how the companies she chooses to work with align with her personal values, the roles that courage and curiosity play in her selection process, and why community-based participatory research is crucial for young scientists. We also touch on the value of non-traditional partnerships, the important perspective Dr. Huberty has gained from viewing public health from an industry standpoint, and more. Bringing together innovation, science, and entrepreneurship, today’s conversation will inspire you to follow your passion, no matter how unconventional it might seem! So, be sure to tune in today.   PHEC Podcast Show Notes:  DrCHHuntley Consulting  Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship EXPO
As the dust settles on our sixth Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship expo, our incredible host, Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley walks us through everything that transpired at the 2023 installment. Dr. Huntley and her team worked tirelessly and planned meticulously to ensure the success of this year’s expo, with specific attention placed on creating a phenomenal experience. We used a new platform for this year’s online workshop and it was a definite winner, and more people were excited about the weekly giveaways than they had been in previous years. Huge congratulations to our ‘podcast shoutout’ winners, and we encourage you to network with them by following their links below.  We explore the ins and outs of the in-person workshops and the goals that Dr. Huntley set for their outcome. Our host explains the need she witnessed for people to be seen and heard, and how the realization led to some amazing transformations. Finally, we hear about a photoshoot that got people excited, how attendees of the expo became a family and left feeling encouraged and inspired, and what the next steps are following an incredibly rewarding experience!  As ever, please connect with Dr. Huntley on LinkedIn to discuss entrepreneurship in health and to stay informed about all upcoming events.   PHEC Podcast Show Notes:    DrCHHuntley Consulting    Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship EXPO
The Tribal Epidemiology Centers are doing great work for Native Americans. Today’s guest, Weather Potdevin, is lending her hand to the cause as the Senior Director of Community Health Services at America’s largest tribal health organization, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), which is one of the twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centers nationwide. We hear about Weather’s background and her journey through ANTHC, before she explains how she became interested in public health. She also discusses the projects she is currently involved in across departments at ANTHC. Weather discusses how her previous experiences have helped her in her current role, the population she serves, and the common problems she encounters. Weather breaks down the meaning of tribal sovereignty in a way that many will find easy to understand. Finally, our guest talks about the importance of epidemiology in her line of work, and why evaluation programs are an everyday essential.
The guest on today’s episode is Michelle Bangen, a public health consultant who received a bit of inspiration to get started in consulting from attending one of our past Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship Expos. She’s a public health professional and certified health education specialist with a focus on gender-based violence and suicide prevention. Michelle, alongside her friend Charlette Lumby, co-founded a public health education and consulting company called Incite Agency for Change. As you tune in to this week’s episode, you’ll hear from Michelle about what sparked her interest in the field of public health and where her heart lies within her field. She tells us about her business, specific details pertaining to the services they provide, and how it started Incite. They’re passionate about building resources to make sure anyone, anywhere is able to have a conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. Don’t miss this insightful conversation, so tune in now!   Visit The Show Notes PHEC Podcast  
Stephanie Moxley is a public health consultant who conducts community health needs assessments for hospitals and health departments across the United States. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of Moxley Public Health Consulting, but her career in public health began two decades ago as a health educator and program coordinator focused on HIV/STD prevention at the GO GIRL! Program in Bronx, New York. Since then, Stephanie has committed her career to health promotion, addressing public health disparities and inequities, and working to improve the health of both rural and urban communities. Ingrained in Stephanie’s work is her love for collaboration, which not only improves the health and lives of the people she works with but makes her work more fun too! In this episode, we take a look at her fascinating journey into consulting, who her ideal client is, and what a community needs assessment entails. We also discuss her evidence-based, data-driven practices and how her understanding of public health and epidemiology has enabled her to have a greater impact, plus so much more! As you’ll discover from this conversation, Stephanie believes that many hands make light work. This motto is reflected in her commitment to serving her community and prioritizing relationship-building in her business. Tune in today to learn more from Stephanie's inspiring story!   PHEC Podcast Show Notes  
For Hayley Yaglom, the key to successful public health initiatives is multidisciplinary collaboration across human health systems, animal health systems, and their shared environment. As a One Health Genomics Epidemiologist, Hayley’s role at the Translational Genomics Research Institute involves implementing genomics surveillance programs with the goal of helping healthcare systems and communities better deal with rising cases of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections. Public health issues are not always clear cut, and Hayley is a creative thinker who is adding so much value to the field! We end this episode with some excellent advice for anyone interested in building a career in public health. PHEC Podcast Show Notes
In times of information overload, it's more important than ever that we focus our efforts on improved communication within our internal teams, external partners, and the communities we serve. How are you communicating about public health? What tools and platforms are you using to deliver your message? These are some of the thought-provoking questions we ask in today’s episode, which will help you evaluate how your organization communicates public health. There is always room to improve, so tune in today to learn more!   PHEC Podcast Show Notes: DrCHHuntley Consulting  
As we settle into this new year, it's often a great time to get reacquainted with folks. It’s good to learn what your colleagues are up to now, as well as share with them what is new and current with you. This is important at all levels of career and business. For business it’s critical, because it becomes an easy way to strengthen professional relationships and keep attracting the type of ideal clients to your business. This podcast is one of the ways that Dr. Huntley introduces all of you to our guests. You have an opportunity to learn about what they do and how they serve, and you’re able to connect with them to develop those professional relationships.   PHEC Podcast Show Notes: Biz Chix Podcast, Episode With Dr. Huntley
On this episode we have an inspiring and informative conversation with data scientist and chemistry consultant, Mike Dereviankin! Mike's work covers environmental, geochemical, biomonitoring, and arson investigations. We get an insider's look at what this entails, his professional journey thus far, and his creative approach to working with numbers. The bulk of Mike's practice is done in conjunction with Chemistry Matters. Mike explains a little about how this niche environmental consulting company tackles the important tasks at hand before we explore some of Mike's more philosophical ideas about contemporary methods for data visualization, and the need for innovative and engaging communication in presentations. Mike's story is a great illustration of following curiosity, taking action, and commitment to a passion and a cause. Make sure to tune in for this great episode of the show!
We’d love to introduce our guest today, Dr. Natasha Patterson. Dr. Patterson is from Pennsylvania, currently serving as a Professor of Public Health at the College of New Jersey. She teaches courses that focus on public health leadership, health education, and health policy for undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Patterson is very active in the community and serves as a board member, member, and president of different associations, but most importantly she is a mentor to high school and college students, providing guidance and encouragement during their academic and career journeys. Our conversation flows through all different aspects of the realm of public health including when Dr. Patterson first felt drawn to the field, where her current passion [in public health] lies, and she tells listeners about her consulting business. We discuss the importance of understanding both public health and epidemiology so that we can better serve our communities thus leading to a greater impact. We also hear from her about her book Combating Institutional Racism Through Mentoring: A public health approach, where she discusses taking a finer look at what mentoring looks like. For all this, and much more, tune into this week’s episode of Public Health Epidemiology Conversations!   PHEC Podcast Show Notes: Public Health Business Coaching:    
From Nigeria to the United States, today’s guest brings a global perspective to the conversation. This episode has a little something for everyone as Prince Anyanwu guest joins us to discuss his public health professional journey, and in the process shares incredible, multi-level insights to enrich listeners’ lives. Prince believes that passion is the most important ingredient of a successful contribution to public health, and tells a story of creative action prior to academic credentials. You’ll hear all about his unique journey, and the lessons he learned along the way when you tune in today. It’s hard not to get inspired by his contagious love for public health and the impact it has on our society. Thanks for listening!   Visit the PHEC podcast show notes  
Welcome to our last episode for 2022! Today, we take a moment to reflect on our highlights from this year and share some updates as we prepare to move into 2023. Dr. Huntley offers some insight into her personal milestones from the past 12 months, how the podcast has grown, and takes a look at our top 10 episodes. We also dive into some global audience analytics and end off the episode with what listeners can look forward to as we roll into the new year. Tune in now, and have a fantastic rest of the year!
How would you feel if we told you that there are organizations out there who are supporting you and cheering you on as you spread your entrepreneurial wings and explore possibilities in public health? On this episode of the Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast, we are honored to highlight each of our sponsors, who are demonstrating support for every person who enrolls in the EXPO! We are excited to highlight the organizations that partnered with us to bring you the Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship EXPO 2023. Their commitment to the EXPO has elevated this online experience to new heights, and made the in person experience possible for public health entrepreneurs who are ready for the next level of growth and opportunities. Our Nonprofit sponsors receive financial contributions from the proceeds of the EXPO enrollment. Visit the show notes page for this episode to meet and connect with our sponsors individually.
Today’s guest is an expert in maternal and child health, global health, infectious disease, and public health research epidemiology. At a critical moment in world history, Naissa Piverger found herself caught in the thick of it as a public health advisor for the CDC. While she is still working at the CDC, being involved at the frontlines of COVID gave Naissa access to the pressing necessities of those studying and working in STEM, paving the way for her own career service consulting firm: Piverger Career Services. Our guest walks us through when she first became interested in public health, before detailing the public health issue she is most passionate about and explaining the ins and outs of her consulting business. Then, we learn how her experience in public health and epidemiology has helped Naissa better serve her community and clients, why COVID vaccines have opened many doors of possibility, and why all public health sectors need to embrace the collaborative nature of epidemiology. We wrap up with our guest sharing nuggets of wisdom for those looking to further their careers in STEM. After our conversation with Naissa, we truly believe that anything is possible. To find out why, tune in now!  
Sujani Sivanantharajah is the founding force behind PH SPOT, a platform and community for public health professionals across the globe, supporting them as they build their dream careers. As a successful epidemiologist and entrepreneur who also has her own podcast, Sujani is here today to share her public health professional journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. One of her many strengths is in building and maintaining meaningful relationships through networking at a human level. Sujani also offers some powerful advice about taking inspired action, even before you have a plan, so make sure you join us today to hear all this and more!   Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship EXPO
We want to make sure that we’ve covered everything! Join us as Dr. Huntley discusses the timeline of the upcoming Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship EXPO. Find out when enrollment opens, the option to attend online only, and the option to also join us in Orlando, Florida. Tune in to make sure that you are up to date and ready for the Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship EXPO!
Today’s episode features a very special announcement. After months of preparation and negotiation, Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley is thrilled to announce her upcoming book deal with Johns Hopkins University Press! Since the unprecedented onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry leaders have taken a renewed interest in understanding the public health sector, and how it can provide innovative solutions to public health concerns. In this new climate of public health awareness, bridging the gap between public health and entrepreneurship has become more relevant than ever, a topic that has been at the center of Dr. Huntley’s work for many years. Dr. Huntley is a problem solver at heart and has served countless public health professionals as a business coach by helping them on their entrepreneurial journeys. Tune in to learn what she’ll be covering in her upcoming book, The Public Health Entrepreneur, and how you can gain special access to all the behind-the-scenes developments!
Ahead of the upcoming Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship Expo, Dr. Huntley is joined, for the very first time on the podcast, by two of her team members to talk about everything expo; what worked in the past, what didn’t, and what there is to look forward to! In this episode, we’re introduced to the podcast assistant, Laura, and program coordinator, Amber, and learn about their respective roles in the company. We find out how the recent APHA Conference has informed the structure of the upcoming expo and the team’s level of excitement! Tune in to find out how to enroll, and what new tools and elements will be introduced in the next iteration of the Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship EXPO!
There is power in knowing that you belong and each of us has a responsibility to create environments that promote inclusion, trust, and acceptance. In fact, Dr. Traci Baxley believes that belonging is a basic human right and in today’s episode of Public Health Epidemiology Conversations, you’ll find out why! Dr. Baxley is a professor, consultant, author, parenting coach, speaker, mother to five children, and the creator of Social Justice Parenting. Join us as we unpack the ways in which parenting can be viewed as a form of activism and the role that parents play in raising compassionate, anti-racist, and socially-conscious kids. We also touch on how you can actively build spaces of belonging in your home and workplace, what it means to be a belonging advocate, why racism is a public health issue, and more. You don’t want to miss this discussion with Dr. Traci Baxley, a diversity and inclusion educator with more than thirty years of experience!
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