Exploring Rural Health Podcast
A monthly podcast focused on current issues in rural healthcare and
population health. Hear from the leaders and experts at the local, state, and national level who are coming
up with solutions to help meet rural communities’ needs.
Listen and subscribe on a variety of platforms at PodBean.
- Obesity in Rural America, with Jennifer Conner and Jason
Lofton, November 2022
An interview with Jennifer Conner, DrPH, an associate professor with the Delta Population Health Institute
at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, and Jason Lofton, MD, a family
physician in De Queen, Arkansas at the Lofton Family Clinic.
- Family Physicians and Maternal Health in Rural
America, with Julie Wood and Zita Magloire
An interview with Julie Wood, MD, senior vice president of research, science and health of the public at the
American Academy of Family Physicians, and Zita Magloire, MD, a practicing family physician in Cairo,
- Obstetricians, Gynecologists, and Maternal Health in
Rural America, with Anne Banfield
An interview with Anne Banfield, MD, physician administrative and clinical director at Women's Health at
Leonardtown in Maryland, and member of the foundation board of the American College of Obstetricians and
- Hospitals and Maternal Health in Rural America,
with John Supplitt, Aisha Syeda, Virginia Uhlenkamp, and Ashleigh Wiederin
An interview with John Supplitt and Aisha Syeda from the American Hospital Association, and Virginia
Uhlenkamp and Ashleigh Wiederin from St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa.
- The Impact of Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences on Rural
Children, with Elizabeth Crouch
An interview with Elizabeth Crouch, PhD, director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.
- Palliative Care — More Than Just Hospice, with Karla
Weng and Pat Justis
An interview with Karla Weng, Senior Program Manager for Stratis Health, and Pat Justis, Director of the
Washington State Office of Rural Health.
- Travel Burden for Healthcare among Rural Populations with
Marvellous Akinlotan and Alva Ferdinand
An interview with Alva Ferdinand, DrPH, JD, director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center, and
Marvellous Akinlotan, PhD, research assistant professor at the SRHRC.
- Partnering for Rural Transportation with
Alisa Druzba and Steve Workman
An interview with Alisa Druzba, director of New Hampshire Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, and
Steve Workman, director of Transport New Hampshire.
Public Transportation’s Role in Rural
Healthcare Access with Carol Wright Kenderdine
An interview with Carol Wright Kenderdine, the director of Easter Seals Transportation Group, and
co-director of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center.
Insights on Educating the Rural Nursing
Workforce with Jan Probst
An interview with Jan Probst, PhD, Director Emerita at the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.