Global Caveat



Global Caveat is the podcast that explores the vast field of global health. Global health researchers Diana Klatt and Susanna Park discuss topics, such as research and fieldwork, with each other and guests to examine the connection between health and the sciences and how we have to work together for health, humanity, and the earth.(Music by Cordele Glass. Produced by Klattalyst Ltd.)


  • Getting into the Plastic Free Mindset with Toni & Lin Sappong

    08/06/2021 Duration: 47min

    In this episode, we explore how to incorporate sustainable low waste activities into your daily lives. What does it mean to be plastic free? What are steps you can take to create lower impact? Tune in today to learn more about the sister duo, Lin and Toni Sappong, behind Plastic Free Toronto, and their work! Guest: Lin and Toni Sappong Hosts: Susanna Park, Christian Tandazo Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Forensic and Sexual Assault (SANE) Nursing with Leah Helmbrecht, RN BSN

    11/05/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    In this episode, we discuss forensic nursing, neurological responses to trauma, and sexual assault nursing. What happens when we experience traumas? What is the process for sexual assault examination? And how can we help people we care about through this process? Tune in today to learn more about Leah Helmbrecht and what it's like to be a SANE nurse. Guest: Leah Helmbrecht, RN BSN Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Getting Outdoors and Doing Work with CJ Goulding

    13/04/2021 Duration: 31min

    In this episode, we venture into the outdoors and equity. What does it look like to work with minoritized communities, connect with the outdoors, and redistribute power? How can we use the outdoors to build leadership that is equitable and justice-oriented? Tune in today to learn more about CJ and his work! Guest: CJ Goulding ( Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Mental Health, Food Relationships, and Female Athletes with Dr. Traci Carson

    09/03/2021 Duration: 45min

    We talked with Dr. Traci Carson a year ago, as our first guest, discussing the female athlete triad and her research. Today, we catch up with Dr. Carson to learn about life as a new PhD and how COVID-19 has impacted the health and wellbeing of female athletes. We also discuss how COVID-19 has impacted our relationships with food and exercise and how to be mindful when incorporating movement into our daily lives. Guest Traci Carson, PhD MPH Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Permaculture: The Regeneration of Nature with Monica Ibacache

    09/02/2021 Duration: 45min

    Humans and the Earth are so intertwined. Whatever happens to nature will inevitably affect us and we see it happening with each passing day as climates change. So what can we do to create a healthy relationship with nature that promotes regeneration? Permaculture. Permaculture is an approach to land management that uses natural ecosystems and borrows from Indigenous practices to best use land for regenerative agriculture and promotes the abundance of nature. In this episode, Monica Ibacache talks about how we can "design like Mother Earth" and how permaculture works to better both Earth's health and human health. Guest: Monica Ibacache (Beyond Organic Design) Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Vaccine Hesitancy with Dr. Abram Wagner, PhD

    12/01/2021 Duration: 48min

    As more people get the vaccine for COVID-19, conversations are happening in all sorts of spaces. Is it safe? Who can get it? How do we talk to those who are hesitant? Did you know some European countries actually tend to be more resistant to vaccines compared to other countries? In this episode, Dr. Abram Wagner talks about vaccine hesitancy and what this looks like globally. From delivering vaccines at individual and community levels to country-level efforts, vaccines are complex and require a lot of trust, effective communication, and honesty. Guest: Abram Wagner, PhD Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Neuroscience, Brain Age, and Burgers with Dani Beck

    08/12/2020 Duration: 36min

    What is the relationship between the brain and the body? ... and burgers? In this episode, we talk with Dani Beck, a neuroscience PhD Researcher, about his research about how cardiovascular factors may impact brain age, how neuroscience and brain health intersects with public health, and the implications of getting an In-N-Out burger. Guest: Dani Beck Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Occupational Science, Occupational Therapy, and Health Equity with Dr. Khalilah Johnson

    10/11/2020 Duration: 46min

    How has COVID-19 impacted our ability to participate in our daily activities? How do health equity and systemic racism affect access to care and our occupations? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Khalilah Johnson about how occupational science is integral for our daily lives, how to access quality occupational therapy for your needs, and the importance of representation in academia and health sciences. Guest: Dr. Khalilah Johnson, PhD MS OTR/L Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Documentary Film, Social Justice, and Storytelling with Jalena Keane-Lee

    13/10/2020 Duration: 47min

    There are many ways that we can spark social change; one of the most impactful ways to do this is to see, experience, and learn the perspectives of others. In this episode, we speak with Jalena Keane-Lee, a social justice documentary filmmaker and community activist, about her most recent work with addressing issues of indigenous land rights in Mauna Kea, Standing Above the Clouds, and her work with her women of color run film production company, Breaktide Productions, how she preserves culture by empowering storytellers, and how she shifts the perspective by making films for the people they're about. Guest: Jalena Keane-Lee, Breaktide Productions Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Drug Use and Infectious Diseases during COVID-19 with Dr. Beth Linas

    08/09/2020 Duration: 35min

    How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect people battling substance use disorders and why should we care? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Beth Linas about how substance use intersects with infectious diseases and about the impact of COVID-19 on health resources and services.  Guest: Dr. Beth Linas, PhD MHS Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • 2020 Census with Joie Ha

    31/03/2020 Duration: 27min

    What is the 2020 Census and why should you participate? The Census is essentially a headcount of everyone in the United States. It determines how the national and local governments can allocate funds and programs for the next ten years! On this episode, Joie Ha, a Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Census, tells us why it is important for EVERYONE to participate and how you can make yourself count. She also addresses some myths around the Census and how to avoid being scammed! Transcript and resources available on the website. Hosts: Diana Klatt and Susanna Park. Guest: Joie Ha. Music: Hawt Coco. Produced by Klattalyst LLC.

  • International Governance & Development with Zuleka

    17/03/2020 Duration: 43min

    Working in communities can be challenging depending on your identity, skills, and population. For Zuleka, she faced various challenges working straight out of college in Boston in violence prevention. She also advocated for destigmatizing Ebola during the crisis and did education work in rural Liberia. Tune in to hear us discuss the nuances of community work, pandemic responses, and the implications of international aid! Transcript coming soon. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Zuleka. Music: Hawt Coco.

  • Women's Health and Global Health with Dr. Iftikher Mahmood

    03/03/2020 Duration: 47min

    Did you know that improving women's health and access to healthcare can positively impact an entire community? But, unfortunately, high quality of care is not universal. Things like fistula, access to basic needs, and education are still lacking in many parts of the world. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, founder of the HOPE Foundation, about creating resources for women & children in Bangladesh, the importance of women's health, and how to create a sustainable healthcare organization. Transcript coming soon. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Dr. Iftikher Mahmood. Music: Hawt Coco. Producer: Klattalyst LLC

  • Substance Use with Brooke Wiles

    11/02/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    Did you know that in 2017, 1 in 7 people ages 18 to 25 battled substance abuse? People of all ages, socioeconomic status, and ethnicities can be affected. This is one of the reasons why it can be challenging for public health professionals to tackle the issue. In this episode, Brooke Wiles breaks down for us how taking a public health approach means breaking down stigma, providing a variety of treatment options, and addressing social factors (i.e. housing). Tune in to be more informed about the complexities of this issue! Transcript coming soon. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Brooke Wiles. Music: Hawt Coco.

  • Breast Cancer with Rukia Henry

    28/01/2020 Duration: 56min

    Many of us probably know someone who has been affected by cancer in some way. For Rukia Henry, her personal experiences played a significant role in her decision to go into cancer research. In this episode, she explains the basics: What are the different types of breast cancer? Who can get breast cancer? What are the different stages of cancer? We discuss why research is so important, what people can do to be better informed if they are diagnosed, and our hopes for the future of cancer research.  Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Rukia Henry. Music: Cordele Glass. --- Support this podcast:

  • Food Sustainability with Christian Tandazo

    14/01/2020 Duration: 52min

    Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? What about the role that it plays in the larger food system? Did you know that there’s enough food to feed everyone on Earth, but most of it actually ends up in the Global North? In this episode, Christian Tandazo (@delatierrasoy) breaks down what it means to decolonize food systems by empowering local farmers and supporting food sovereignty. He also tackles the roles of agribusiness and veganism in climate change, and how we can be more sustainable consumers of food. After this episode, you may never see food the same way again! Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Christian Tandazo. Music: Cordele Glass. --- Support this podcast:

  • Public Health Ethics with Professor Daniel Goldberg

    26/11/2019 Duration: 57min

    As you can probably imagine, ethics in any subject can get very complicated.  In this episode, Professor Daniel Goldberg tells us how public health ethics is different from healthcare ethics. What makes a policy or intervention ethically optimal?  What evidence exists on structural violence and institutional racism? How powerful are narratives in shaping public health policy? Are science and scientific journals inherently biased? How does the history of Thanksgiving relate to the ethics of understanding Native American health? Buckle down, prepare your brains, and tune in for an ethics ride! Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest: Professor Daniel Goldberg. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd --- Support this podcast:

  • Minority Mental Health and Intergenerational Trauma with Dr. Esther Park

    12/11/2019 Duration: 01h12min

    There are so many ways of living in this world and having multiple identities can often lead to a lot of confusion. In this episode, Psychotherapist Dr. Esther Park talks about some of the common struggles that people of color, particularly Asian Americans, may experience throughout their lifetime. We talk about the difficulties of being an immigrant, being a child of immigrant parents, being biracial, and comprehending multiple cultural contexts. She also walks us through how historical trauma can get passed down and how incredibly difficult and brave it is to try and break the cycles of trauma and abuse for our own future generations. Transcript available on website. Hosts: @klattalyst and @sujanee. Guest Dr. Esther Park, PsyD. Music: Cordele Glass. Producer: Klattalyst Ltd --- Support this podcast:

  • Stem Cells with Dr. Naomi Koh Belic

    29/10/2019 Duration: 52min

    Stem cells! They’re great, right? There’s so much promise for what they can do to improve the health of people. But what is this about bones growing in your face? Or how they can even potentially kill you? In this episode, Stem Researcher Naomi Koh Belic breaks down the realities of stem cell therapies. While there is undoubtedly so much hope and excitement around stem cells, we also need to have real conversations about the risks associated with them. We talk about predatory clinics, the need for policy change, and how individuals can be more informed about stem cell therapies. Transcript available on website. Guest: Naomi Koh Belic Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

  • Sustainability & Youth Engagement with Belinda Chiu

    15/10/2019 Duration: 35min

    We often feel so small and inadequate to make a difference. But the reality is, even the smallest acts can have the biggest impacts. On this episode, we talk with Belinda Chiu, a grassroots beast, about how you can enact change by working with people who are also passionate about health and saving the planet. We also talk about sustainability, engaging the youth, and the importance of intergenerational dialogue. Her past experiences have led her to apply her community-building skill sets to do sustainability work abroad, in New York City, and even in her local office! Transcript available on website. Guest: Belinda Chiu Hosts: Diana Klatt, Susanna Park Music: Hawt Coco Producer: Global Caveat, Inc.

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