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Technology & Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19

Technology & Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19

April 10, 2020

This episode explores the role that technology can play in addressing mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guest: Swarnima (Nima) Chaudhary, a technology project manager at the National Mental Health Innovation Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Campus

Easing Anxiety in an Uncertain Time

Easing Anxiety in an Uncertain Time

March 18, 2020

This episode talks about some of the evolving mental health-related issues that individuals and families are experiencing in light of COVID-19. It examines actions that each of us can take to assist others and help ourselves in this uncertain time.

Guest: Cynthia Handrup, President of the Global Alliance

Understanding Social Distance

Understanding Social Distance

March 17, 2020

Listen to this episode to find out what social distancing means in light of COVID-19.

Guest: Katherine Schlatter

Katherine earned her doctorate from the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College Columbia University in May of 2018. She also has graduate degrees in Child Development and Psychology, and Biology from Harvard University. Currently, Katherine works for a Tribe-owned Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program serving Plains Tribe youth. Through a collaboration with this program she develops tools for adherence to treatment and care. Before moving into academic work, Katherine worked in Hong Kong as a journalist for Voice of America. She was also a regular contributor to National Public Radio. 

The Imperative to Learn: Evaluating Humanitarian Response

The Imperative to Learn: Evaluating Humanitarian Response

June 26, 2017

International Rescue Committee Senior Research Director Jeannie Annan describes recent changes to the humanitarian assistance field and what they mean for research and evaluation. 

Fostering Economic Opportunity and Social Change: Transforming Lives and Communities in Rural Guatemala

Fostering Economic Opportunity and Social Change: Transforming Lives and Communities in Rural Guatemala

June 26, 2017

This episode highlights Wakami, a nonprofit and business that empowers underprivileged communities and connects them to markets around the world.

Dreams + Opportunities = Change

Guest: Maria Pacheco, Founder and President of Wakami

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