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Talking Tuesday: Hello, Summer!

  Ah, summer is finally here, and I can relax for just a little bit before I am sent off to a far away land to do some epidemiological stuff. Let me tell you all about it in about five minutes time. As always, you can download the episode here, or subscribe to it on iTunes here.

Talking Tuesday: Driving To A Gig

I apologize for the audio quality at some points. I was driving, and it’s obvious that I have a wire throwing out some interference someplace. Almost 18 minutes of me telling you what I think about the measles outbreak and about me calling a radio station to kind of influence the discussion on vaccines. Pardon the background noise. Dodge engines,…

Talking Tuesday: The Sense and Nonsense of Autism Treatments

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My wife and I went to talk at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association a couple of weeks ago. Our talk was about the things that work in autism treatment, and the quackery things that don’t. Mrs. N took care of talking about autism in general and the medications that are prescribed at times to treat some of the manifestations of autism. Then I stepped up and talked about the lack of association between vaccines and autism, and all the crazy, scary “treatments” that people peddle as “cures” for autism.

The talk is about 50 minutes long, with a lot of questions during the talks and at the end. We got a lot of really good feedback from the 30 or so people who were there.

I’d like to thank the awesome women from The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism and others with whom I consulted on the presentation.

If you’re interested in the slides, you can download them by clicking here (PDF).

You can download the MP3 version of the talk by clicking here.

Talking Tuesday: Influenza Talk to Foreign Students

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A group of students from Brazil came to Hopkins for a weeks-long course on public health. Now, these were not just any students. They were the cream of the crop from Brazil’s public health infrastructure. Some were physicians, others were epidemiologists, and others were from other professions within public health there. My aim was to talk to them about the changes that happened at the state health department where I worked while I was working there in terms of influenza surveillance. I tried not to “toot my own horn” a lot, and it was hard to exclude some of the barriers that I encountered while working there, but I kept the persona parts out… For the most part.

The talk is about an hour long, and you can also download it by clicking here.

Talking Tuesday: A Very Quick Update

  Just a very quick, 5-minute update on my activities and a couple of thoughts on how different epidemiologists see epidemics differently. (Some of us see the big picture — and suffer for it — while others focus in on particular aspect of an epidemic like a laser beam.) As always, you can download the episode by clicking here. You…

Talking Tuesday: Election Hangover and Planning a Thesis

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Yeah, so I totally forgot to publish a Talking Tuesday last week, and I apologize for that. This week, you get about 7 minutes of me telling you that I’m sorry, something about my thesis, and plans for a new episode of “Driving Mrs. De.” Maybe that should be a podcast all its own?

Anyway, enjoy, and we’ll talk again soon.

As always, you can download the full episode by clicking here.

 

Talking Tuesday: Jetlagged On Ebola

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I’m jetlagged from the trip to Korea, and I’m feeling a little silly. So I recorded this podcast with a lot of complaints over the craziness going on about Ebola. When an elected US Senator tells us that you can get Ebola at a cocktail party, you have to ask yourself two questions: What kind of cocktail parties does he attend? And exactly what science and virology book he read this from?

I don’t think he read anything about it, personally.

Anyway, listen to my rant. Or don’t. I won’t hold it against you if you don’t.

You can download it by clicking here, if you’re so inclined. I promise to get back on schedule next week, maybe.