All Media

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

Free Associations Podcast | July 28th, 2020

Could vaccines for other infectious diseases help with COVID?

Don and Chris are back with Matt to go over a study that looks at the impact on survival in those who got tuberculosis and smallpox vaccination in Denmark, they discuss whether it is ethical to expose people to coronavirus in vaccine trials, and Chris gets snotty.

PHX Perspectives | July 20th, 2020

Reimagining a New Normal

The consequences of Covid-19 do not end at the hospital doors: communities of color are more likely to experience the pandemic’s harmful effects on wealth, housing, and education long after the pandemic is over. Wealth, housing, and education are self-reinforcing and inextricably linked to health.

Free Associations Podcast | July 14th, 2020

Does one pregnancy complication predict another?

Matt welcomes guests Nedghie Adrien and Julie Petersen to discuss a study that looks at whether having a complication in a first pregnancy predicts having one in a second, they debate whether anyone should make clinical decisions based on non-significant trial results, and Nedghie updates us on the latest in toilet technology.

Free Associations Podcast | June 30th, 2020

Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why lead to suicides?

Matt welcomes guests Lisa Bodnar and Jaimie Gradus to discuss a study that looks at the impact of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why on suicides, they discuss whether epidemiologists should be called “Doctor”, and Lisa finally uses the word ‘twizpipe’ correctly.

Free Associations Podcast | June 16th, 2020

A new treatment for adolescent obesity?

Matt, Jen, and guest Hailey Banack from The University of Buffalo discuss a study that looks at the effect of a new drug to treat adolescent obesity, they discuss the rise of armchair epidemiologists, and Jen reminds us of a past public health success.

Teaching Excellence in Public Health | June 11th, 2020

Teaching Public Health Symposium 2020

The biennial BUSPH symposium on teaching public health explores best practices in inclusive pedagogy. Speakers address educational policies, course design, content, and other approaches that optimize learning for all students.

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.

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