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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

Professor Esposito's research focuses on understanding the production of racialized disparities in population health. [wpex] Dr. Esposito investigates how broad, racialized social systems - and their constituent institutions - are configured in ways that layer privileges on white populations and hazards on BIPOC populations. His research ultimately seeks to understand how these systematically-distributed privileges and penalties arrive on population health. This work includes studies that examine how the actions of race-cognizant institutions (e.g., law enforcement agencies) contribute to health disparities; research that considers how multiple racialized systems overlap to gate access to generative health contexts; and, projects which demonstrate how structural racism enters and distorts social processes that are foundational to well-being (e.g., the association among education and health). Dr. Esposito uses contemporary statistical methods - Bayesian and counterfactual-based mediation approaches at the moment - across his work. Esposito's research has appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; American Journal of Sociology; American Journal of Public Health and more. [/wpex]
Professor Esposito’s research focuses on understanding the production of racialized disparities in population health. Read more