Civic Rx

Civic Rx

In ways both historic and difficult to anticipate, the COVID-19 pandemic is every day transforming how we live, work, build community and define ourselves as Americans. How did we get here? What might a post-pandemic future hold? At a time of pervasive uncertainty, who are the arbiters of truth? And how can we leverage this moment to reimagine and demand a society that better cares for its most vulnerable? From her position on the front lines, Dr. Sejal Hathi, M.D., M.B.A., brings you wide-ranging conversations with leaders in government, public health, culture, and technology who are shaping our collective response to these questions.

A conversation about health equity, with Dr. Kermit Jones (EP.18)
January 14, 2021
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A conversation about health equity, with Dr. Kermit Jones (EP.18)

In countless ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, exploited, and exacerbated the racial inequities long endemic to our healthcare system. Today we talk with Dr. Kermit Jones, a primary care physician, lawyer, and former Navy flight surgeon about the interaction between COVID-19 and longstanding ...

Highlighting a community-driven approach to gun safety, featuring Dr. LJ Punch (EP.17)
December 17, 2020
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Highlighting a community-driven approach to gun safety, featuring Dr. LJ Punch (EP.17)

Dr. LJ Punch (they/them/theirs) is a critical care surgeon, a former professor of trauma surgery at Washington University St. Louis, and a staunch advocate for gun violence prevention. For the past four years, they have been building the T, an anti-violence center in St Louis that supports the local...

From pandemic to policy: prescriptions to treat our national mental health crisis (EP.16)
December 03, 2020
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From pandemic to policy: prescriptions to treat our national mental health crisis (EP.16)

Today I’m thrilled to welcome two friends and brilliant policy leaders, Dr. Ben Miller and Dr. Kavita Patel, to explore what policies the Biden-Harris administration might undertake to redress the country’s rapidly worsening mental health and addiction crises.  America is on the brink of an unpreced...

Let's talk about our mental health, with Dr. Jessi Gold (EP.15)
November 20, 2020
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Let's talk about our mental health, with Dr. Jessi Gold (EP.15)

For 10 months, we have borne witness to the unsparing ravages of a pandemic that has plundered over 250,000 lives, millions of jobs, countless life milestones and, normalcy. Throughout it all, the overwhelming feeling has been that of being unmoored. Which is why, as we enter what appears a res...

Designing a new approach to urban health, with Cityblock's Dr. Toyin Ajayi (EP.14)
November 06, 2020
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Designing a new approach to urban health, with Cityblock's Dr. Toyin Ajayi (EP.14)

When the dust settles on this year, this election, this pandemic, one of the many truths that will knell clear is that our healthcare system desperately demands reform. Never before has the interdependence of health, social privilege, and economic security been so grossly on display. We need a whole...