Prognosis Ohio

Prognosis Ohio

A podcast about health in Ohio.

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92: The State of the Statehouse: David DeWitt and Jake Zuckerman of the Ohio Capital Journal

Dan Skinner talks with Jake Zuckerman and David DeWitt of the Ohio Capital Journal about the state of things at the Ohio Statehouse since the summer. Show notes at and
October 7, 2021

91. 47th in the Nation: A Look at the Health Policy Institute of Ohio's 2021 Health Value Dashboard

In this episode, Dan Skinner talks with Amy Rohling McGee, President of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, and Zach Reat, HPIO's Director of Data Management and Analysis, about HPIO's 2021 Health Value Dashboard. Topics include adverse childhood events and trauma, racism and health disparities, and how to move Ohio's health infrastructure and programs toward a model based on prevention. Show notes and links posted at
June 2, 2021

90. Sen. Nina Turner on Health Equity, Poverty, and Medicare For All

On the penultimate episode of the season, Dan Skinner talks with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who is running for U.S. Congress in Ohio's 11th District. Topics include the relationship between inequality, poverty, and health; social determinants and infrastructure; Medicare for All; and the stakes of the special election to replace former Rep. Marcia Fudge, who is now Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development in the Biden administration. Show notes and links at and (under the Podcast Experience).
May 20, 2021

89. Relief for Cancer Patients: OSU's Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger on an Ongoing Dermatologic Study

Dan talks with OSU dermatologist and researcher, Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD, about a study he is leading to develop new drugs that aim to relieve cancer patients of pain caused by cancer treatments, known as "Hand-Foot Skin Reaction." Topics include cancer care, dermatology and its relationship with oncology, the cost of pharmaceuticals, and more. Show notes will be up at and
May 11, 2021

88. Transition and Recovery During COVID and Beyond: Betsy Anderson of Serenity Grove

On the latest episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan turns over the interview mic to the show's Spring 2021 college intern, Ohio University student Claire McGee, who talks with Betsy Anderson, Executive Director of Serenity Grove, a not-for-profit level II transitional recovery home in Athens, Ohio. Under the direction of Women for Recovery, Serenity Grove provides a safe, transitional environment in which women struggling with addiction can develop skills for independent, sober living. In their conversation, Claire and Betsy address the stigma surrounding substance use disorders, gender inclusivity, and how addiction and recovery have changed during the pandemic.
April 29, 2021

87. Loren Anthes and Antonio Ciaccia on Drug Prices in Ohio: What is to Be Done?

Building on several past episodes exploring pharmaceutical access and pricing in Ohio, Dan talks with Loren Anthes of the Center for Community Solutions and Antonio Ciaccia of 46Brooklyn about a paper Loren recently circulated offering policy options for Ohio. Topics include ways to slow, set, cap, and regulate prices; the degree to which research and development will (or will not) be affected by caps and controls; patents; the role of pharmacy benefit managers; and more. Show notes at
April 21, 2021

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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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