Season 2 Now Available!
Welcome to the Public Health Joy podcast, the safe space for real and honest conversation about what building a public health research career is really like: the challenges, the triumphs, and all the lessons we learn along the way.
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About the podcast
What is Public Health Joy?
In my experience, building a public health research career has been hard, but what keeps me going is finding the joy in the journey.Perhaps the most valuable part of my public health research journey has been the relationships I’ve built along the way.
I’ve learned over the years that when research meets relationship, the possibilities are endless.
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, I want you to join me as we share creative and innovative approaches to public health research and the relationships we build along the way that bring us joy!
Host: Dr. Joyee Washington
Visit our episode pages to listen to the podcast, get show notes, and access transcripts! Just click the button next to the episode you want to explore. New episodes every 1st and 3rd Friday available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 1: What is Public Health Joy?
In this episode, Dr. Joyee shares what is public health joy, why she started this podcast and what you can expect all season long.
Episode 2: Radical Healing
In this episode, we are talking all about mental health and the radical healing necessary to make a positive impact in communities with special guest Lamarr Lewis, a mental health therapist and advocate.
Episode 3: When Research Gets Real
In this episode, we are talking about what it is really like to work with communities in public health research. Special guest, Leonore Okwara, founder of the Association of Black Researchers shares her journey.
Episode 4: Revolutionary Public Health
In this episode, Dr. Joyee shares her journey of public health research and why a revolutionary approach to public health is necessary for change.
Episode 5: Public Health-The Next Generation Pt 1
In this episode, we are talking about what it means to be young, Black public health researchers. Dr Ashley White Jones and Dr. Antonio Gardner share their experiences and how public health research is changing for the next generation.
Episode 6: Public Health-The Next Generation Pt 2
In this BONUS episode, we are continuing the conversation with Dr Ashley White Jones and Dr. Antonio Gardner as we share our experiences on being young, Black public health researchers, not only healing our communities, but also healing ourselves.
Episode 7: Bringing the Couch to the Community
In this episode, we are talking all about community psychology with Dr. Jacque-Corey Cormier and what it means to “bring the couch to the community” in public health research.
Episode 8: A Public Health Journey-From Community College to Community Researcher
In this episode, we’re talking with Mississippi native Dr. Marshae McNeal about how she is driving positive impact as she shares her public health journey from community college to community researcher.
In this episode, Dr. Joyee shares the story of transforming failure to joy on her PhD journey and how she got over to the other side.
Episode 10: The Secrets to Effective and Joyful Research and Evaluation
In this episode, we’re talking with Araba Assan about the secrets to not just effective, but joyful public health research and evaluation as she shares her public health journey.
Episode 11: Life As A Black Researcher
In this episode, Dr. Joyee shares what it’s really like to live life as a Black researcher in the public health space, how she learned to own her identity and show up unapologetically.
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