The Saint Louis University "Public Health: Unscripted" podcast is a student-led podcast
series that looks more deeply into the work of students, professors, staff, and community
partners within the public health landscape of St. Louis.
Our biweekly series, led by second-year SLU M.P.H. student Erinn Miller and produced
by CPHSJ staff, discusses academic and professional topics across all concentrations
in the public health world. The hosts add a dash of whimsy and character along the
way. Topics discussed include behavioral science and health education; biosecurity
and disaster preparedness; biostatistics; epidemiology; global health; health management
and policy; maternal and child health public health practice; and public health practice.
Episode 12: Dr. Kimberly Enard & MHA student Erika Collins
SLU faculty member Dr. Kimberly Enard and second year MHA student Erika Collins join the Public Health: Unscripted podcast to discuss their experience at the 2023
National Association for Health Services Executives Case Competition, where 31 student
teams competed in presenting a solution to a topical health management challenge,
network with students and professionals around the nation, and gain invaluable professional
Episode 11: Ricardo J. Wray, Ph.D., M.S.
Dr. Ricardo Wray, CPHSJ professor in the Behavioral Science and Health Equity department, talks about
how he got involved in public health communicaitons and his recent sabbatical that
focused on mosquito prevention through the use of the MosquitoAlert app. Wray discusses
how technology and digital media can be used to address some of the world’s biggest
health issues that come as a result of climate change, and why community level public
health approaches can help address socioeconomic health inequities. Visit the Missouri
Botanical Garden's information page to read more about Mosquito Alert STL.
Episode 10: Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., M.Ed.
SLU Associate Dean of Research, Department of Behavioral Science and Health Equity
professor, and United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Board Member, Dr. Enbal Shacham, joins the Public Health: Unscripted podcast to discuss what geospatial technology
is and how it can be used to improve health outcomes in communities across the globe.
Shacham gives listeners a first-hand insight into how she got involved in the geospatial
industry as a public health researcher and how this technology can be used to help
us understand health inequities in the environments where we live, work, and play.
Finally, she leaves listeners with encouraging words to get involved with Geospatial
Intelligence Systems, and how students can do just that.
Episode 9: Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy, second-year Masters of Public Health student joint concentrating in
biosecurity and disaster preparedness and epidemiology, joins host Erinn Miller on
the Public Health: Unscripted podcast to discuss his summer internship experience.
Murphy spent his summer at the Center for Clinical Excellence within BJC working with
the Clinical Information and Analytics team to collect and analyze health data and
public reporting. Murphy discusses what it was like building on his data-driven skillset,
leveraging his public health education into a hospital management role, and what it
was like working for a major hospital system that has such a large impact on the St.
Episode 8: Monica Bates, CHES
Monica Bates, second-year Master of Public Health student at Saint Louis University
College of Public Health and Social Justice joins the Public Health: Unscripted Podcast
alongside new host, Erinn Miller. Monica Bates discusses her summer internship with International Help, and her experience
providing health education and training to members of a small rural community in El
Episode 7: Catlin Crowley Clemmons
Catlin Crowley Clemmons, second-year Masters of Heath Administration student at Saint
Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice joins the Public Health:
Unscripted Podcast alongside new host, Erinn Miller, to talk to us about her summer
internship experience with Centene for the first episode of our second season.
Episode 6: Sharon Skidmore Stern, M.S.W., LCSW
Sharon Skidmore Stern has more than 20 years of experience in clinical and administrative
work with children and families. As chief program officer at FamilyForward, she is
responsible for the administration and oversight of all client programs. Stern has
extensive training in play therapy and is phase I, II, and III certified in the Neurosequential
Model of TherapeuticsTM (NMT). She serves as the NMT site coordinator for FamilyForward
and is the only individual in Missouri to have achieved phase III/mentor level certification.
Episode 5: Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
Michael Elliott, Ph.D., is the associate dean of academic affairs and an associate
professor of biostatistics at the Saint Louis University College for Public Health
and Social Justice. Elliott has extensive experience with managing and analyzing data
for large community studies funded by the National Cancer Institute, the American
Cancer Society, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
and is a member of the APHA and ADA.
Episode 4: Jason Newland, M.D., Med, FPIDS
Jason Newland, M.D., Med, FPIDS, is a professor of pediatrics at Washington University
in St. Louis and the Schnuck Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. His current research spotlights the use of antimicrobials
and the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program at children’s hospitals. Additionally,
he led COVID-19 research efforts evaluating the rate of transmission in schools, the
impact of routine school-based SARS-CoV-2 testing, and the effectiveness and safety
of COVID-19 vaccines for children.
Episode 3: Julia López Ph.D., M.P.H., LCSW
Julia López Ph.D., M.P.H., LCSW, is an adjunct faculty member in the Saint Louis University
College for Public Health and Social Justice. In this episode of the "Public Health Unscripted" podcast, López joined hosts Casey
Allen and Andrew Solsrud to discuss social work, public health, and the intersection
between the two during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Episode 2: Nancy L. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Nancy L. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a professor of behavioral science and health education
in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. In this episode of the "Public Health: Unscripted" podcast, Weaver joined hosts Casey
Allen and Andrew Solsrud to discuss behavioral science and health education within
the context of her teaching, improv, trauma, and her work with Support Over Silence for KIDS.
Episode 1: Trailer - Hosts Casey Allen and Andrew Solsrud
Hosts Casey Allen and Andrew Solsrud will walk you through a brief introduction to
the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice's student-led
podcast. Casey and Andrew will take the listener on a journey through various topics
within the public health landscape with guests that include public health faculty,
staff, students and community partners. Please stay tuned for the inaugural episode of SLU Public Health: Unscripted and additional
episodes to follow.