Prognosis Ohio

Prognosis Ohio

A podcast about health in Ohio.

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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

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

87. Loren Anthes and Anthony 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 Anthony Ciaccia of 46Brooklyn about a paper Loren recently circulated offering policy options for Ohio. Topics include the role of pharmacy benefit managers, 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, and more. Show notes at
April 21, 2021

86. Reps. Crawley and Manning on Extending Health Care Coverage for New Mothers (with commentary from Children's Defense Fund–Ohio)

On this two part episode, Dan Skinner first talks with Rep. Erica Crawley (26th House District) and Rep. Gayle Manning (55th House District) about their advocacy for expanding Medicaid postpartum health care services for new mothers from the current 60 days to the federal maximum. Then, in Part II, Dan talks with Kelly Vyzral of Children's Defense Fund of Ohio, who provides some reflections and expert commentary on Dan's conversation with the legislators. Topics include the importance of the Medicaid postpartum coverage, proposals to increase access to doula care, bipartisanship in addressing policy challenges in maternal and infant health, and the efficiencies of health policy that emphasizes prevention. Show notes with links and more information about the guests will be available at and
April 15, 2021

85. Max Filby of The Columbus Dispatch on Health Care Reporting During the Pandemic

Dan Skinner talks with Max Filby, health and medicine reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Topics include recent developments with vaccination supply and demand, a recent ebola scare, and lessons learned from the pandemic, both for reporting and for public health in Ohio. Show notes at and Subscribe and support the show: Prognosis Ohio is part of the WCBE Podcast Experience and a member of the Health Podcast Network.
April 7, 2021

84. Andrea Hoffman on Life with Cystic Fibrosis During the Pandemic and Beyond

Dan Skinner talks with Andrea Hoffman, a sophomore at Ohio Northern University who lives with cystic fibrosis. Andrea shares her reflections on the pandemic, especially insofar as her pre-pandemic life already required that she take many of the same precautions that Ohioans have had to implement to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The conversation is grounded in reflections Andrea offered in a recently-published op-ed on Show notes posted at (under the Podcast Experience tab) and Email Prognosis Ohio with your show ideas and comments at [email protected] Listen to previous episodes and support the show at
March 31, 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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