All Media

An archive of media resources including short videos, webinars, podcasts, and more.

Free Associations Podcast | June 2nd, 2020

Which is worse, social media or eating potatoes?

Matt, Jen, and guest Kerry Keyes from Columbia University discuss a study that looks at the effect of digital media on health of adolescents, they debate whether COVID research is moving too fast, and Kerry warns us about taking medical advice from cartoons.

Free Associations Podcast | May 19th, 2020

Is fish oil all that useful?

Matt, Jen, and guest Laura Sampson discuss a study that looks at the effect of fish oil on cardiovascular disease, they get into the weeds on the proportional hazards assumption (no hate mail please), and Matt sits down to do some coloring.

Practically Speaking | May 6th, 2020

Creating Successful Community Coalitions

David Rosenbloom, Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management, speaks from his experience as a leader in substance misuse prevention and treatment initiatives about the essential roles that people, strategy, and accountability play in successful community efforts.

Free Associations Podcast | May 5th, 2020

Is it worth the risk to bike to work?

Matt, Jen, and guest Laura Sampson examine a study that looks at the risk of accidents from cycling to work, they discuss an impressive response to a mistake in a research study, and Laura gives us the skinny on doctors’ coffee consumption habits.

PHX Perspectives | May 4th, 2020


As chaos looms over the future of humanity in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans find themselves in a state of fear and uncertainty. While I am fully aware that no individual’s experience is the same, it is crucial that everyone takes a moment to step back and try to view this from a new perspective.

Free Associations Podcast | April 21st, 2020

Are C-sections increasing BMI in kids?

Matt, Jen, and guest Jennifer Weuve discuss a study that looks at whether elective and non-elective C-sections are leading to increased BMI in kids, they discuss a blog that asks whether bad statistical practices are crowding out good ones, and Matt breaks out his dance moves.

Free Associations Podcast | April 10th, 2020

Live COVID-19 Q&A

Hosts of the PHX podcast, Free Associations, answer your questions surrounding the current pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. Hear from Matt, Don, and Chris about how they’re all dealing with COVID-19 and the way it has changed day-to-day life.

Free Associations Podcast | April 7th, 2020

Can kids with chicken pox protect you from shingles?

Matt, Jen, and guest host Jennifer Weuve discuss a study that looks at whether exposure to kids with chicken pox protects adults from shingles, they ask whether blinding in randomized trials really matters, and Jen survives a podcast episode that feels like a year on Mars.

PHX Perspectives | April 1st, 2020

Three Lessons in Public Health

The three greatest lessons I have learned in public health thus far are the importance of perspectives, the need to incorporate intersectionality and the benefits of lifelong learning.

Free Associations Podcast | March 24th, 2020

An informal chat about COVID-19

The gang paused their usual format this week to discuss how they are all dealing with the changes that have come about due to COVID-19. We got Chris, Matt, Don, Jen and newcomer Laura (and even a guest appearance by Nick) all on Zoom. We’ll be back to our regular format in two weeks.

Free Associations Podcast | March 10th, 2020

Long-term follow up on a new prevention for breast cancer

Matt and Jen discuss a long-term follow up study of a drug to prevent breast cancer, they ask whether papers in predatory journals get cited, and Matt lets it all out watching guilty pleasure movies on planes.

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