Sick Individuals/Sick Populations – IAPHS Podcast

What is population health? Why do some people become sick, while others don’t? Why should we care about inequities in health? How do we study and what can we do to eliminate health inequities? Sick Individuals/ Sick Populations, the new podcast series from the Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health Science, covers these topics and more. Join hosts Darrell Hudson, Aresha Martinez and Michael Esposito they interview leading researchers about cutting-edge population health science. Tune in twice a month for conversations of how experts from different methodological and disciplinary traditions work with one another, across boundaries, to understand and improve population health.

Aresha Martinez-Cardoso

Aresha Martinez-Cardoso is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her research marries theoretical perspectives from the social sciences with epidemiological methods [wpex]in public health to examine how social inequality in the US shapes population health, with a particular focus on the health of Latinxs and immigrants. When she's not wrangling data or playing podcast host, Aresha is out biking the city of Chicago or walking her dog, Cochi. [/wpex]
Aresha Martinez-Cardoso is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her research marries theoretical perspectives from the social sciences with epidemiological methods Read more

Darrell Hudson

Darrell Hudson’s research focuses on racial/ethnic health disparities and the role of social determinants of health, particularly how socioeconomic position and social context affect health and health disparities. [wpex]He is currently investigating why data show that African Americans — despite bearing a disproportionate burden of physical health disparities and greater exposure to stress — have lower rates of depression compared to white Americans.  He has examined perceptions of depression and mental health care among African Americans and investigated comorbid depression and Type 2 diabetes in various settings. He also co-directs the Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America within the Brown School’s Center for Social Development. Hudson holds a joint appointment with the Washington University Department of Psychiatry and is a faculty scholar with the Institute for Public Health.  He teaches the courses “Social Epidemiology,” “Health Behavior and Health Promotion,” as well as “Transdisciplinary Problem Solving: Popular Culture and Public Health.” Prior to his faculty appointment, Hudson completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Kellogg Health Scholars Program at the University of California at San Francisco/Berkeley.[/wpex]
Darrell Hudson’s research focuses on racial/ethnic health disparities and the role of social determinants of health, particularly how socioeconomic position and social context affect health and health disparities. Read more

Michael Esposito

Michael Esposito is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. His research, generally, clarifies how race matters in population health. [wpex] That's, he: (1) unpacks how racial disparities in health are generated, rather than just quantifying the size of said inequities; (2) connects structures and broad systems related to race--e.g., the criminal justice system; residential segregation--with health disparities; and (3) examines how other social attributes that organize the U.S. intersect with race to stratify well-being. In addressing these topics, he uses a mix of statistical(-learning) methods and techniques for drawing causal(-like!) inferences from non-experimental data. [/wpex]
Michael Esposito is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. His research, generally, clarifies how race matters in population health. Read more