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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
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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
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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.

It’s the final day of our National Public Health Week series; today we’re discussing the Right to Health.  Do we have a responsibility as public health professionals to ensure the right to health for everyone?  If so, how do we do that and what does that look like? To learn more about National Public Health Week and Ensuring

Welcome to Day 4 of our National Public Health Week series; today we’re covering Injury and Violence Prevention.  Recent events in Parkland and March for Our Lives have called attention to the growing concern over policy inaction at the federal and state level in addressing gun violence and safety.  We discuss our thoughts on the

It’s Day 3 of National Public Health Week and we’re discussing Environmental Health!  Today we’re featuring an old fellow named Father Thames and how he has impacted the health of London for centuries. To learn more about National Public Health Week and Environmental Health, click here. Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and

Today marks Day 2 of National Public Health Week and the focus is Communicable Disease.  We’re going to talk about one of public health’s greatest achievements: the eradication of Smallpox. To learn more about National Public Health Week and Communicable Disease check out their website here. Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and

Today marks Day 1 of National Public Health Week and the focus is Behavioral Health.  Get out your Theory of Health Behavior class notes, because we’re discussing the story behind the Transtheoretical Model or Stages of Change Theory!  We’re moving you from contemplating podcast episode subscription to the action stage! To learn more about National

We’re back (sort of) from a hiatus with some updates and general ramblings! Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist. Our theme is “Take Your Medicine” by the Quick and Easy Boys. Visit us at www.viral-pod.com for more information. Source: Viral Podcast Episodes

Art and science. Left brain and right brain. Analytics and emotion. Science gives us explanations, but art gives those explanations meaning. Naturally, these disciplines overlap and have overlapped for as long as both have existed. Today we discuss a few prominent scientific illustrators throughout history, then we talk to Dr. Eliza Wolfson, microbiologist turned scientific

What is the role of public health in emergencies or disaster scenarios? Let’s find out! You might be surprised that it’s a pretty new sub-discipline of public health even though disasters have been happening since forever. www.fema.gov www.training.fema.gov www.phe.gov/preparedness/support/esf8 Other things mentioned during today’s episode: “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman “Broad City” on Comedy Central

*As a warning, this episode mentions things that some listeners might find disturbing (sexual trauma, drug abuse, and strong language).* In honor of National Recovery Month, we talk with two amazing women and advocates, Kellie Walker and Toni Reynolds, as they tell their recovery stories. We also discuss the intersections of public health, addiction, and

Yellow Fever, the Great American Eclipse, an Emoji-Based Political Feedback System, and more! This week we reflect on the past few episodes of Viral, including our poopisode, cancer epidemiology, public health advocacy, climate change, and global health. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and review us on Apple Podcasts. Also, you can subscribe

Today we talk about Global Health, which is really just Public Health but for the entire world! We discuss the creation of the World Health Organization, the differences between words like endemic/epidemic/pandemic, and learn about some famous (infamous?) pandemics throughout history. Also, we interview Andrew Romaner about his time working with the Carter Center on

Read my lips:  no new laws without research and evidence to support them!  We discuss the history of public health advocacy, the founding of the American Public Health Association, and interview Sari Bilick from Human Impact Partners to learn about Public Health Awakened, a project focused on providing public health professionals with tools to advocate for public health

Can’t we all just come to a consensus?  Well, most scientists have–on the subject of climate change.  In this episode, we talk briefly about climate change and discuss how it impacts public health.  We interview Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute.  Dr. Rudolph discusses how

It’s the poopisode!  Take a seat, drop the kids off at the pool, and file your paperwork because we’re talking about the history of waste management and public health hygiene efforts.  We also talk with Mackenzie Tewell, a foodborne illness epidemiologist at the Arizona State Health Department, about her work in tracking outbreaks and interviewing

Quinn and Linsey catch up on current events, news, and how to feel during this crazy moment in history. Viral is written and produced by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist. Our theme is “Take Your Medicine” by the Quick and Easy Boys. Visit us at www.viral-pod.com for more information. Source: Viral Podcast 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

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