Retitled, Ep.6: Michelle Staples-Horne

This is Retitled, a series in which I try to find people who work in women’s health and related fields. I’ll ask them why they entered into their profession, the impact their work has on women’s health, and discuss the issues around women in health, science, and society.

In this episode, I interview Dr. Michelle Staples-Horne, medical director for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, a member of the board of directors for the academic consortium on criminal justice health, and former president of the Society of Correctional Physicians.

Dr. Staples-Horne talks about the challenges she faced being black and female in the workplace, how she made a career change while having a family, and how the corrections system became a steady source of healthcare for many young people in our communities.

  1. J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved: A Call to Develop Evidence-based Interventions to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections in Juvenile Justice Populations.
  2. CNN: “Jailhouse docs choose inmates over insurance”
  3. Women & Health Journal: Efficacy of an HIV/STI Sexual Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American Adolescent Girls in Juvenile Detention Centers: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Retitled, Ep. 5: Navid Madani

In this episode of Retitled, I interview Navid Madani, Senior Scientist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Instructor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. We talk about how her work of HIV biochemistry has lead to improving research capacity and empowering women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa.

Check out her projects here:

  1. CTRL+S
  2. Science for Disenfranchised Youth, Nature Asia.

Mujer Simbolo de Vida, Ep.1: Sofia Corsi

SamataRadio is proud to introduce our second podcast, Mujer Simbolo de Vida.

This show is hosted by Margarita Olarte, a medical student at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. Margarita will talk to outstanding women in Medellin about how society has shaped them into who they are today, and how they now work to change society tomorrow.

This first episode features Sofia Corsi of the Filarmónica de Medellín (filarmed.com).

This, and all future episodes will be in Spanish. Please share and comment on SamataRadio.org.

 

(Music by Macroform)

Retitled Ep. 4: Dr. Marcela Garces

After a long break, this year in Retitled begins with Dr. Marcela Garces, an associate professor at the Universidad de Antioquia Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, in Medellin, Colombia.

In this episode, we talk about her year after medical school in the Amazon, the challenges of obtaining work in the US when her degrees weren’t recognized, and finding success and happiness at home in Medellin.

To learn more about the Open Hands Initiative, the Universidad de Antioquia, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, check out the links below.

Future episodes will air the first of each month. This interview, and the rest to come, will highlight leaders in the fields of health and women’s rights and, we hope will inspire you do the same.

Open Hands Initiative

Universidad de Antioquia

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Retitled Ep. 3: Forced Marriage, with Vidya Sri

This is Retitled, a series in which I try to find people who work in women’s health and related fields. I’ll ask them why they entered into their profession, the impact their work has on women’s health, and discuss the issues around women in health, science, and society.

The third episode features a discussion on forced marriage with Vidya Sri, a Fellow at the Carr Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is the founder of Gangashakti, an NGO that advocates for and provides support to survivors of forced marriage in the United States. She’s also written the definition of forced marriage for the Encyclopedia of Sexual Abuse and Violence. Now, she leads the Initiative on Violence Against Women.

Additional resources:

1. Sri V. Voices from the Frontline: Addressing Forced Marriage Within the United States. 2013.

2. ABA Resolution on Forced Marriage. American Bar Association; 2014.

3. Gangashakti.org

4. The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Retitled Ep. 2: Merina Pradan

This series is called Retitled, where I try to find people who work in women’s health and related fields. I’ll ask them why they entered into their profession, the impact their work has on women’s health, and just have a discussion about the issues around women in health, science, and society.

Our first episode is with Merina Pradan, a current MPH student at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an MD from the Karnataka Institute of Medicine in India who used to work with Doctors without Borders there.