Buffalo HealthCast

A health equity podcast by students, faculty and staff of Public Health and Health Professions.

Season one took a deeper look at racism and health. Experts from Buffalo and around the U.S. talk about how racism negatively impacts health, groups working to address this problem, and how to make our classes and campus more inclusive for all students.​ Future episodes will focus on health equity issues.

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Climate Health

Derek Nichols

June 16, 2022 | 36:13 minutes

The winning team for the Office of Global Health Initiatives Climate-Health Innovation Sprint (Kayla Giglia, Dr. Saad Alasil, Tiffany Mai) interviews Derek Nichols about the connection between climate change and health.

Derek Nichols.

Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Dr. Monica Webb-Hooper

May 19, 2022 | 33:33 minutes

Tobacco-related health disparities are a pressing issue in the area of tobacco prevention and cessation. Schuyler Lawson sits down with Dr. Monica Webb-Hooper of the NIMHD to discuss the implications of tobacco on communities of color, and why these disparities exist in the first place. 

Students pruning tobacco plants in the Dorsheimer Greenhouse.

Students pruning tobacco plants in the Dorsheimer Greenhouse. Photographer: Douglas Levere

Recreational Cannabis Legalization in New York State

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins

Apr. 20, 2022 | 49:18 minutes

Recreational cannabis legalization in New York State comes with many questions. This conversation between our cohost Schuyler Lawson and renowned researcher Dr. R. Lorraine Collins answers all of them. Listen to learn more about the legalization process, regulatory issues, and social justice around cannabis legalization on this 4/20. 

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins poses on UB's South Campus.

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins poses on UB's South Campus.

Attitudes Around Disability

Dr. Sue Mann Dolce

Mar. 17, 2022 | 34:39 minutes

Attitudes around disability are constantly evolving. Buffalo HealthCast co-host, Dr. Jessica Kruger, speaks with Dr. Sue Mann Dolce, who currently serves as the Associate Director of Accessibility Resources at the University at Buffalo about accessibility in public spaces and how we can adjust our attitudes to make the world a more welcoming and accessible environment for everyone. 

 Dr. Sue Mann Dolce.

 Dr. Sue Mann Dolce

Transgender Health

Landon McNee

Feb. 17, 2022 | 19:05 minutes

Buffalo HealthCast guest host and MPH student, Kellen Montanye, speaks with Life and Transition Coach, LGBTQ Activist, and Motivational Speaker Landon McNee about transgender health services in the United States, and the barriers trans individuals often face when receiving health care.

Landon McNee.

Landon McNee

Incarceration and Health

Cindi McEachon

Jan. 21, 2022 | 27:15 minutes

Buffalo HealthCast co-host, Dr. Jessica Kruger, speaks with the CEO of Peaceprints of WNY, Cindi McEachon about incarceration and its effect on the health of those who were recently released from a justice setting, and what Peaceprints of WNY is doing to bridge the gap in disparities.

Cindi McEachon.

Cindi McEachon

Gender-Based Violence in Adolescents

Kate Rogers

Dec. 2, 2021 | 30:08 minutes

MPH student Rachel Wenner speaks with University at Buffalo PhD candidate Kate Rogers about gender-based violence among adolescents and the work of Crisis Services of Buffalo and Erie County to combat this problem throughout Western New York.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes community march against gender violence at the South Campus, starting at Harriman Hall.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes community march against gender violence at the South Campus, starting at Harriman Hall.

Abortion Access

Debora McDell-Hernandez & Professor Lucinda Finley

Nov. 19, 2021 | 48:38 minutes

Debora McDell-Hernandez of Planned Parenthood & Prof. Lucinda Finley of University at Buffalo discuss with host, Tia Palermo, abortion access, cases pending in front of the Supreme Court & implications of abortion restrictions for poor individuals and pregnant people of color. 

"Don't take away my birth control" poster.

Protest in Washington, DC

Breast Cancer Disparities

The Witness Project

Oct. 21, 2021 | 37:29 minutes

Co-host Natasha Allard interviews First Lady Charmaine Geeter and First Lady Narseary Harris from the National Witness Project, along with Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio from Roswell Park, on their efforts to overcome breast cancer screening disparities among African American women in Western New York and on racial discrimination in health care setting.

Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio, of Roswell Park Cancer Center.

Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio, of Roswell Park Cancer Center

Refugee Health in Buffalo

Dr. Myron Glick

Sep. 23, 2021 | 33:34 minutes

Co-host Tia Palermo interviews Dr. Myron Glick, Founder and CEO of Jericho Road, a community health center in Buffalo, on their work attending to the health care needs of refugee populations, including coordinated efforts of Jericho Road with Buffalo's refugee resettlement agencies to assist Afghan evacuees. To donate to their efforts, visit wnyrac.org.

Dr. Myron Glick poses for a portrait at the Jericho Road Community Health Center in February 2019.

Dr. Myron Glick poses for a portrait at the Jericho Road Community Health Center in February 2019.

The Pathways Academy

Adam Graczyk & Sidney McFoy

Aug. 19, 2021 | 19:07 minutes

Co-host Jessica Kruger of University at Buffalo School of Health Public Health and Health Professions speaks with Adam Graczyk and Sidney McFoy about the Pathways Academy in Buffalo. This program introduces underrepresented minority high school students from Buffalo to public health through hands-on experiences, campus tours and more.

Participants in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions Public Health Summer Camp take part in a segment 'All About Germs' in Kimball Tower on Monday, Aug. 14.

Participants in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions Public Health Summer Camp take part in a segment 'All About Germs' in Kimball Tower on Monday, Aug. 14.

The African Heritage Food Co-Op

Alexander J. Wright, JD

Jul. 15, 2021 | 34:20 minutes

Alexander J. Wright, JD is a University at Buffalo School of Law alum. He is the current President and founder of the African Heritage Food Co-Op, a non-profit organization created to address food insecurity in the city of Buffalo caused by systemic racism.

Alexander J. Wright.

Alexander J. Wright

The Deficit Mindset

Dr. Terri Watson

Jun. 24, 2021 | 56:14 minutes

In this month’s podcast we have a conversation with Dr. Terri Watson about the importance of diversity and representation in academia.

Dr. Terri Watson.

Dr. Terri Watson

COVID-19 Health Disparities in Buffalo

Stan Martin & Ebony White

May 20, 2021 | 43:17 minutes

PhD Candidate Schuyler Lawson interviews Stan Martin of Cicatelli Associates, Inc., and Ebony White with the African-American Health Equity Task Force about health inequities in Buffalo's Black/African American communities in the COVID-19 era.

Stan Martin.

Stan Martin

Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Hiring

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield

Apr. 15, 2021 | 29:49 minutes

Adia Harvey Wingfield is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations.

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield.

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield

Balancing School, Work, and Activism

Temara Cross, BS/MPH student

Mar. 25, 2021 | 22:51 minutes

Temara Cross was born and raised on the east side of Buffalo, New York. She is currently a senior/first-year graduate student at the University at Buffalo, majoring in African-American Studies and pursuing a BS/MPH in Public Health, concentrating in Community Health and Health Behavior.

The Igniting Hope conference was held at the Medical School Building in August 2019. The conference was two days focused on building a culture of health and ending African American health disparities. During some break-out sessions on Saturday afternoon, students with the School of Public Health and Health Professions helped facilitate discussions. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

The 2019 Igniting Hope conference focused on building a culture of health and ending African American health disparities. Temara participates in one of the break-out sessions.

Social Determinants of Health in Buffalo

Reverend George Nicholas

Feb. 25, 2021 | 58:52 minutes

Reverend George Nicholas is the pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church in Buffalo, an active member of the Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY, and co-convener of the African-American Health Equity Task Force. Listen and learn about public health community engagement from both of these organizations, as well as how public health and COVID-19 have interacted with our Buffalo community.

Reverend George Nicholas.

Reverend George Nicholas