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Viral Podcast

ABOUT VIRAL

Viral is a public health podcast for both public health nerds and the general public hosted by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist.  Public health consists of too many topics and professionals to name–but we’re going to try to cover it all.  From baby bottle tooth decay to social justice, we will discuss the historical context, cultural relevance, and current connections to each topic while interviewing our colleagues in the field.  You don’t have to work in public health to appreciate its quirky, omniscient existence.  Welcome to Viral.

Podcast Topic List:

  • Public Health History

  • Current Events

  • Workforce Development

  • Leaders, Researchers, and Regular Folks

  • Factoids

  • Reading Suggestions

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VIRAL TEAM

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Quinn Lundquist, MPH, CPH
Quinn Lundquist, MPH, CPH
Co-Host
Linsey Grove, MPH, CPH, CHES
Linsey Grove, MPH, CPH, CHES
Co-Host

FAQs

Good question!  Where do I even start…

Quinn Lundquist, MPH, CPH, has worked in public health for five years. After receiving his MPH, he served as a policy and communications fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He currently works on a community health grant through the Florida Department of Health. He is a history nerd, has two dogs and a hedgehog, and spends his free time drinking too much coffee while listening to Tom Waits.

Linsey, MPH, CPH, CHES is a social marketing and public health consultant.  She has worked in design and public health for over 7 years and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at the University of South Florida.  She is obsessed with science, great design, and public health communication.  When she is not rock climbing, she enjoys reading, advocating for comprehensive sex education, and taking pictures of her cats.

There are many ways to get involved with our podcast!   Here are some starting points:

  • Suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover or people you’d like us to interview
  • Feedback on our show, an episode, or particular topic (but please be respectful)
  • Sponsor our show
  • Kind words or encouragement (we love that stuff!)

You can do all of this via our contact form (below).  But most importantly:  please keep listening and tell your friends!

Yes!  In fact, you are our prized audience; we want more people to understand and appreciate the weird, wonderful field of public health.   You are the broader public, which is who we have dedicated our lives to helping.

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LATEST NEWS & PODCAST EPISODES

Check out what's happening on the Viral Podcast and recent episodes.

Got milk?  Do widely recognized campaigns like this make audiences want to drink more milk?  We travel to the World Social Marketing Conference to find the answer to this important question.  In this episode, we interview Jeff Jordan, President, and Executive Creative Director of Rescue the Behavior Change Agency on the definition of social marketing

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there! Did you know public health has a field devoted to moms and their babies? It’s called maternal and child health. We take for granted the medical advances in pregnancy and childbirth over the past century, but in many areas of the world, we still have a lot of

What is environmental health? Why do we need the EPA? What does pea soup have to do with this episode? Today we talk about environmental health and touch on a couple of topics of interest. Also, David Rosner, PhD, MPH, from Columbia University joins us for a conversation about lead, health disparities, and why lead

In this episode, we explore the human stories, history, and work around the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Linsey discusses her work as an HIV case manager and we interview to local health professionals with experience in the HIV/AIDS field.  Our guests include Naomi Ardjomandkermani, MPH, a local public health professional working as the Ryan White Planning Manager as

If you’re graduating from a public health program this spring, this episode is for you! Today we talk about post-graduate (undergraduate and master’s level) opportunities for people who want to get experience in public health but don’t know how to get their foot in the collective door of the field. In summary: fellowships, they’re cool.

What have we learned?  What is a flippity-said?  This episode is a reflection on how things have been going thus far for our intrepid podcast hosts.  Also, we talk about being judges at the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. Today’s episode was written and produced by Quinn Lundquist and Linsey Grove. For more

Is health a human rights issue? Let’s go down a philosophical rabbit hole and find out! Plus, an interview with Dr. Sherry Glied, Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services under the Obama administration during the rollout of

Old mold!  Getting into public health is less of a calling and more of a stumbling-into-and-finding-it.  We talk about how we ended up in public health. Later, we talk to Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of the College of Public Health, Associate Vice President of USF Health, Interim Dean of the College of Nursing at the University

Loose lips sink ships (and try not to get syphilis): when altruism meets artillery. Part one of today’s episode of Viral is about public health and propaganda. Later, we talk to Jennifer Wright, author of the new book “Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them.” Edited and produced by Linsey

Here it is – the first episode of Viral! Today we talk about public health and superstition. Our guest is Dr. Alfredo Morabia, a Swiss doctor and epidemiologist who also serves as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). He also has his own podcast about each issue of AJPH! Edited and produced

Show Notes: Public health is all around us, yet difficult to describe. Most people have little-to-no idea what we do (including our parents). This podcast is a heartfelt – and probably half-baked – attempt to understand public health through history, humor, and stories from professionals in the field. Our mission is to create a cozy

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