The NICHC Podcast Series

At the intersection of language, culture, and public health

The NICHC Podcast Series features key professionals from the United States and abroad whose work relates to public health, health care, coordinated care, workforce development, language, and culture. Join us every month to learn from these professionals and their take on the past, present, and future of public health and health care.

Episode 8: Conversations with a plant-based registered dietitian

Karen Smith, RD, CDE

Food for Life Instructor

Website: Runs on Plants

Click here to listen to Episode 8 (English).

Episode 7: Approaching a diabetes diagnosis with a whole foods plant-based diet perspective – A personal story

Patricia Devaney

Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition

HEAL: Healthy Eating and Living

Click here to listen to Episode 7 (Spanish).

Episode 6: National certification for medical interpreters

Natalya Mytareva

Executive Director

Certification Commission for

Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)

Click here to listen to Episode 6 (English)

Episode 5: Anesthesia from a multicultural perspective

Ashish Sinha, MD, PhD, DABA, MBA

Professor of Anesthesiology

Vice Chairman for Research

Temple University

Click here to listen to Episode 5 (English)

Episode 4: Applied Linguistics and Medical Interpreting

Priscilla Ortiz, PhD, CMI

Program Manager, Language Services Division

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Priscilla Ortiz – Part 1: Applied linguistics, limited-English proficiency and more

Click here to listen to Episode 4 (English)

NOTE: Interview was recorded in December, 2017

Episode 3: Health Literacy

Mary Powell, PhD, CRNP, CDE

Associate Professor

Director, Graduate Nursing Programs

Neumann University

Click here to listen to Episode 3 (English)

NOTE: Interview was recorded in August, 2017

Episode 2: Language access and health care

Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP

Chief Research Officer

Director, Health Services Research Institute

Click here to listen to Episode 2 (English)

NOTE: This podcast was recorded on May, 2017

Episode 1: Nursing and Public Health

Allison P. Squires, FAAN, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing New York University

Click here to listen to Episode 1 (English)

NOTE: This podcast was recorded on March 24, 2017

Upcoming episode

Other interesting podcasts/vodcasts

How language shapes the way we think – Dr. Lera Boroditsky


The hacking of the American mind with Dr. Robert Lustig


Children and Acetaminophen


Social and cultural determinants of developmental disabilities

Harvard Public Health: This week in health

Nuts and heart health 

Marta Guasch-Ferré: Nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease. Journal of the American College of   Cardiology. November, 2017

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