Prognosis Ohio

Prognosis Ohio

A podcast about health in Ohio.

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111. Reimagining Policing with the Columbus Safety Collective

Dan Skinner talks with Stephen David and Alwiyah Shariff with the Columbus Safety Collective to reimagine what public safety could look like in Columbus. The effort focuses on community members and their expertise in collective care as a non-police alternative response. Show notes at
September 19, 2022

110. Health in Ohio's Muslim Communities: Dr. Marium Husain

On the last episode of the 2021-2022 season, Dan Skinner talks with Dr. Marium Husain, physician and oncologist-in-training, climate activist, and current President of the Islamic Medical Association of North America. Dan and Marium talk about a wide range of issues, including health challenges and opportunities in Ohio's Muslim communities; stigma and violence impacting Ohio's Muslims; and opportunities presented by interfaith collaboration. Streams, show notes, and ways to support Prognosis Ohio at
July 3, 2022

109. Glennon Sweeney on Confronting the Racist Histories of Central Ohio Communities

Dan Skinner talks with Glennon Sweeney, a senior research associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, about how the historical design of Central Ohio's communities--both urban and suburban--continues to perpetuate inequities that lead to disparities in health outcomes. Show notes, audio streams, and more are at Hosted by Dan Skinner, production support by Trish Mayhorn, music by Kyle Rosenberger.
June 20, 2022

108: Healthy Beginnings at Home–and the Difference Stable Housing Makes for Mothers and Babies

On this episode, Dan Skinner talks with Maureen Stapleton, Director of Celebrate One, and housing expert Barbara Poppe, about the Healthy Beginnings at Home project. HBAH is a housing stabilization pilot program for pregnant women. Led by the infant mortality prevention collaborative CelebrateOne, but supported as well by an impressive and expansive group of organizations, HBAH was designed to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for low-income families. And while Dan, Maureen, and Barb get into the findings of the pilot phase of the project, and talk about how it might be scaled in such a way to start to help more and more families, they also talk about additional ways to address more systemic problems in housing in Ohio. Hosted by Dan Skinner Editorial and Production Support by Trish Mayhorn Music by Kyle Rosenberger Support and Stream: Prognosis Ohio is a member of WCBE Podcast Experience and the Health Podcast Network.
May 30, 2022

107. Sports Writer Craig Calcaterra on Healthy Fandom

On Episode 107, Dan talks with sports writer and Ohioan Craig Calcaterra about his new book, Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game (Belt Publishing 2022). Topics include sports as a health question; the intersection of sports and the health of American social and political life; women's sports and fandom; sports betting; and what healthy fandom looks like. Show notes and links will be up at and
May 17, 2022

106. Daron Larson on Why Mindfulness Matters

Dan Skinner talks with mindfulness coach Daron Larson about why mindfulness is worth fighting for despite attempts by workplaces and profiteers to reduce it to a gimmick. Topics discuss the mindfulness-industrial complex, whether mindfulness is inherently individualistic, and how small adjustments in individual approaches to difficult situations can improve one's quality of life and enjoyment. Show notes, links and episode archive is at and
May 1, 2022

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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