Podcasts

Moral Injury

Recorded on Thursday, May 12, 2020

An interview with:
Dr. Mona Masood, DO

“….we’re not necessarily heroes. We’re just humans, helping other humans and in that are allowed to be fallible.”
– Mona Masood, DO

Dr. Mona Masood, DO is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified general outpatient psychiatrist practicing in the greater Philadelphia area after completing her general adult psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital and medical school at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a board member of Muslim Wellness Foundation, an American nonprofit mental health awareness and education organization. She often leads community mental health education events and her most recent role is the Founder and Chief Organizer of the Physician Support Line – a national, free and confidential peer support line by volunteer psychiatrists for US physician colleagues during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Physician Support Line: https://www.physiciansupportline.com/

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ACOEM Getting Back to Work

Recorded on Thursday, May 7, 2020

An interview with:
Tanisha Taylor, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM

Dr. Taylor attended Medical School at New York Medical College (NYMC) focusing her training in Internal Medicine through the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, followed by an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship and an MPH at Yale University. Recently, Dr. Taylor completed an MBA through the Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University. She is the incoming treasurer of ACOEM and has been on the ACOEM Board of Directors as the Young Physician Director then as Director. She is also the co-chair of ACOEM’s OEM Practice Council. Dr. Taylor’s work involves providing leadership as well as Occupational Health Services to the largest hospital system in NJ as CMO of RWJBH Corporate Care. She is active in her local component, helping to plan educational conferences as a combined effort with adjacent components to generate the annual (Mid-Atlantic Regional OEM Conference) MARCOEM conference, as well as a webinar series.

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Cal/OSHA Guidance for Employees and Workplace Safety during COVID-19

Recorded on Thursday, May 7, 2020

An interview with:
Paul J Papanek MD, MPH

Paul J Papanek, MD, MPH is a Cal/OSHA Public Health Medical Officer and a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UC Irvine. Previously, he served as the Chief of Occupational Medicine for two Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Southern California, and as a Program Chief for the Toxics Epidemiology Program in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and served as a Board Member and President of the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA), where he is an active committee member. He is board certified in Occupational Medicine and was previously board certified in Family Medicine. He is a lifelong resident of Southern California.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Decontamination

Recorded on April 25, 2020

An interview with:
Sheri Belafsky, MD, MS, FACOEM and David Rempel, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Dr. Belafsky is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine and a fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She is the medical director of the UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program, where she has worked since 2008. Dr. Belafsky completed residency training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Master of Science degree in Public Health Science and Policy at UC Irvine and received her M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine. In her work as director of the UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program, she collaborates with employers to identify potential workplace health hazards and designs medical surveillance programs for their employees. She currently serves as a director on the board for the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA) and is active in planning continuing medical educational content for both WOEMA and the UC Davis Center for Occupational & Environmental Health.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Prioritization

Recorded on April 21, 2020

An interview with:
Professor Dr. Philip Harber

Dr. Philip Harber is a professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona. He previously served as Professor and Chief of the Division of Occupational-Environmental Medicine at UCLA. His training includes fellowships in Pulmonary and in Occupational-Environmental medicine at Hopkins. He combines research, teaching and clinical practice. He has done extensive research in occupational lung disease, respirator effects, and informatics systems. He also leads the ACOEM group on the Research and Educational Institution (REI) Occupational Hazards. He has served as President of WOEMA and on the Board of Directors of ACOEM.

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COVID 19 Serologic Testing: What We Know and What We Need to Know

Recorded on April 9, 2020

An interview with:
Dr. Kirstine Oh, pathologist

COVID-19 is on the forefront of the minds of all healthcare workers. As the US has moved from the containment to the mitigation stage, physicians across the country are wondering about the utility of COVID-19 testing. People are asking about testing for anti-bodies and how this will affect the current plan of managing this pandemic but also how this can be utilized in the future. Tune in to find out.

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