Prognosis Ohio

Prognosis Ohio

A podcast about health in Ohio.

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77. Aryeh Alex on Parks, Politics, and Life with Crohn's Disease

Dan Skinner talks with Aryeh Alex, Franklin Township Trustee, champion of Columbus, Ohio's Metro Parks, Democratic Party campaign official, and advocate for Crohn's Disease patients. Listen as Aryeh put together the pieces of Aryeh's many contributions to Central Ohio. Show notes up at and
January 30, 2021

77. Aging, Isolation, & Community Living: Rev Beth Long-Higgins and Dan Fagan of United Church Homes

Dan talks with Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Founding Director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, and Dan Fagan, Director of Population Health for United Church Homes. They discuss how the Center is supporting the Ohio aging population through times of isolation, but also touch on issues of vaccination, ethics within senior community living, and more. Show notes at
January 25, 2021

Ep. 76 Introducing UnsCripted Medicine Podcast: Dan Skinner on Health Policy and Medical Education

On this "podswap" episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner is interviewed by Kevin Milligan, one of the hosts of the very informative medical education podcast, UnsCripted Medicine. Kevin talks with Dan about his work as a medical educator, why health policy is important for medical students, and how changes in medicine and health care shape what medical students need to know. Subscribe to UnsScripted where you get fine podcasts, and visit for more info.
January 18, 2021

Exiting Ohio: Journalism and Health in Ohio with Paige Pfleger

Dan Skinner talks with Paige Pfleger, health and science reporter at WOSU for the past few years, but now on her way to WPLN in Nashville. Dan and Paige discuss Paige's time in Ohio, the challenges and joys of covering stories intersecting with health, and how journalists can stay connected to communities in a rapidly-shifting journalism industry. Show notes at and
January 10, 2021

Ep. 74 Happy New Year? Assessing Ohio’s Non-Profits as We Leave 2020 Behind

Dan Skinner talks with Mike Corey, Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County about how Ohio's non-profits have been doing through the pandemic, the consequences of the dreadful federal response to COVID19, and how you can can help support organizations doing important work in the community.
January 1, 2021

Ohio’s COVID-19 Response (So Far): Former Ohio Department of Health Director Rick Hodges

Rick Hodges, Executive in Residence at Ohio University and former Director of the Ohio Department of Health talks with Dan Skinner about Ohio's response to the COVID19 pandemic. Topics include differences between the current moment and Ohio's experience with ebola during Hodges' time at ODH; the frustrating politics of the current moment; and the federal response (or lack thereof) to COVID19. Show notes at and
December 6, 2020

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Prognosis Ohio

Hosted by Columbus, Ohio local and health policy professor Dan Skinner, Prognosis Ohio is a podcast addressing all facets of health care, health policy, and health politics in the great American state of Ohio. The podcast shines a light on a wide range of health and health care issues, from changing legislative developments affecting Ohioans’ access to health care services; to stories of Ohioans interacting with our state’s healthcare system; to ongoing challenges in housing, food, transportation, and other systems that relate to health outcomes, and are often shaped by inequalities and barriers; to addiction, mental health, and challenges with meeting Ohioans’ healthcare needs. Every other week Prognosis Ohio brings listeners an in-depth interview on pressing issues.
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Daniel Skinner

Daniel Skinner

Dan Skinner (Host, Co-Producer) is a political scientist and health policy researcher and educator. He is currently Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus.

He is co-editor Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio (Ohio State University Press, 2019), author of Medical Necessity: Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and has published widely in health policy and politics, medical education, and political theory. Skinner lives in Grandview Heights, Ohio, where he also serves on the city’s Board of Health. He is a fan, in equal parts, of cats, hockey, public radio, and a wide range of music, from punk to rap to brass band marches.

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