Public Health on Call Podcast
Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.
About the Podcast
The Public Health On Call podcast makes important public health topics accessible to all through quick, informative conversations. Hosts tackle complex topics through engaging interviews and real-world perspectives.
Our ever-growing list of guests have included researchers, public health commissioners, elected leaders, patients, clergy, ethicists, front line clinicians, and even former health officials who were fired for doing their jobs.
Since launching in March 2020 with the purpose of sharing credible expertise and debunking misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health On Call has covered a range of topics, including other viral outbreaks, reproductive health, gun violence prevention, international humanitarian crises, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, health equity, racial and environmental justice, the opioid crisis, and so much more.
Meet the Hosts
Joshua Sharfstein, MD, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement, a faculty member in health policy, pediatrician, and former secretary of Maryland’s Health Department.
Stephanie Desmon, director of public relations and marketing for the Johns Hopkins Communications Programs and a former journalist.
Lindsay Smith Rogers, director of content strategy for the School and producer of Public Health On Call.
Contact the Show
Email your questions and ideas to PublicHealthQuestion@jhu.edu, and follow @PublicHealthPod on Twitter.
Winner of the 2021 and 2022 silver Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Award.
2022 Anthem Award
Winner of the 2022 Silver Anthem Award for Special Projects in Health.
2022 Signal Award
Winner of the 2022 Silver Signal Award for Podcasts in Education.
2023 Anthem Awards
Winner of two 2023 Silver Anthem Awards for Podcasts or Audio in Health and our series on gun violence as a preventable public health issue.