Buffalo HealthCast

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

Season one co-hosts Tia Palermo, Schuyler Lawson and Jessica Kruger take 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.​

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Debora McDell-Hernandez & Prof. Lucinda Finley, on abortion access

November 19, 2021 

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. 

The National Witness Project

October 21, 2021

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. Myron Glick

Sept. 23, 2021

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.

Adam Graczyk & Sidney McFoy

August 19, 2021

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.

Alexander J. Wright, JD

July 15, 2021

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.

Dr. Terri Watson

June 24, 2021

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

Stan Martin & Ebony White

May 20, 2021

Stan Martin, Cicatelli Associates, Inc. and Ebony White with the African-American Health Equity Task Force. They discuss health inequities in Buffalo's Black/African American communities in the COVID-19 era.

Adia Harvey Wingfield

April 15, 2021

Adia Harvey Wingfield is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & 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.

MPH Student Temara Cross

March 25, 2021

Born and raised on the east side of Buffalo, New York, Temara is a 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. She is involved with organizations such as Say Yes Buffalo and Open Buffalo, actively working to achieve educational, socioeconomic, and racial equality.

Reverend George Nicholas

February 25, 2021

Reverend George Nicholas is an active member of the Concerned Clergy and co-convener of the African-American Health Equity Task Force.