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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Osterholm. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Osterholm, often where they are interviewed.

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Top Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm on the Continuing Challenges of COVID-19

Intelligence Matters
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In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with top infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, who is also director of the Center for Infectious Disease at the University of Minnesota, about the knowns and unknowns, to date, of COVID-19. Dr. Osterholm reviews the latest data on infection and transmission rates, the likelihood of an effective vaccine, and explains what needs to happen before contact tracing can be effective. He and Morell discuss the U.S. policy response, the need for leadership, and what other challenges remain to containing the coronavirus' spread. 

Jul 22 2020

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MEDICINE: The Ongoing and Evolving Threat of COVID-19 | Michael Osterholm, Ph.D

COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Recorded July 8, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined today by Dr. Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota.

Questions from this episode include:

  • Can you comment on the world’s and our country’s preparedness for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How do you view the role of the federal government in responding to a public health threat such as COVID-19?
  • In your book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, you outline a nine-point strategy on how to address infectious disease threats. Can you tell us about how these can be useful in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How are antibody tests coming along, and are they at all reliable yet?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)!

He is the author of the book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, in which he not only details the most pressing infectious disease threats of our day but lays out a nine-point strategy on how to address them, with preventing a global flu pandemic at the top of the list.

Dr. Osterholm is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Council of Foreign Relations. In 2005 Dr. Osterholm was appointed bto the newly established National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. In 2008, he was appointed to the World Economic Forum Working Group on Pandemics.

Previously, Dr. Osterholm served for 24 years in various roles at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the last 15 as state epidemiologist and chief of the Acute Disease Epidemiology Section. While at the MDH, Osterholm and his team were leaders in the area of infectious disease epidemiology. He has led numerous investigations of outbreaks of international importance, including foodborne diseases, the transmission of hepatitis B in healthcare settings, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in healthcare workers. In addition, his team conducted numerous studies regarding infectious diseases in child-care settings, vaccine-preventable diseases, Lyme disease, and other emerging infections. They were also among the first to call attention to the changing epidemiology of foodborne diseases.

Dr. Osterholm was the Principal Investigator and Director of the NIH-supported Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance and chaired the Executive Committee of the Centers of Excellence Influenza Research and Surveillance network.

Dr. Osterholm has been an international leader on the critical concern regarding our preparedness for an influenza pandemic. His invited papers in the journals Foreign Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature detail the threat of an influenza pandemic before the recent pandemic and the steps we must take to better prepare for such events. Dr. Osterholm has also been an international leader on the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations.

The author of more than 315 papers and abstracts, including 21 book chapters, Dr. Osterholm is a frequently invited guest lecturer on the topic of epidemiology of infectious diseases. He serves on the editorial boards of nine journals. He also has been the recipient of six major research awards from the NIH and the CDC.

Links for this episode:

Covid Podcasts and Webinars: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19/podcasts-webinars

Website: www.cidrap.umn.edu

Twitter: @mtosterholm

Facebook: @CIDRAP

Instagram: @michaelosterholm

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The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

Jul 15 2020

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COVID 19: We’re in the Second Inning – According to Noted Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm

Conversations on Health Care
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michael Osterholm, world-renowned epidemiologist, pandemic expert and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease, Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. The author of The Deadliest Enemy: Our War with Killer Germs, Dr Osterholm has warned for years of the likelihood of a pandemic such as COVID-19.He extols the need for ongoing measures to protect the public health and front line health care workers through mask use, social...

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Jun 18 2020

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Containing COVID-19: Top Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm

Intelligence Matters
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In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with top infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, who is also director of the Center for Infectious Disease at the University of Minnesota, about the world's past, present and future handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Osterholm and Morell discuss the essential, still unanswered, questions surrounding vaccine and antiviral production and their manufacturing and distribution to the cities and countries that need them most. Osterholm explains why this virus is unlike any predecessor, and why so many mysteries about its transmission remain. He also explains how China's early handling of the outbreak may or may not have affected the effectiveness of other countries' responses. Intelligence Matters has dedicated a series of episodes to understanding the fundamentals and national security implications of COVID-19.

May 13 2020

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Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Gridlock Break
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Dr. Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious diseases, and from June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. He was awarded a regents professorship in Public Health and is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), at the University of Minnesota. He recently authored an article in The Atlantic in which he described the coming coronavirus winter, which he discusses today.

It had originally been thought that COVID-19 was similar to other coronaviruses like SARS or MERS. However, with those previous pandemics, a patient could most easily transmit the disease five or six days after first showing symptoms, thus allowing medical authorities to isolate them before that time. With COVID-19, patients are most infectious in the earliest stages, often before they even begin to show symptoms. While only about 5% of the population has been infected, it’s likely that the spread will continue until roughly 65% are infected to create herd immunity. Dr. Osterholm claims that key to combating another wave in late summer or early fall is a healthcare system that can handle the surge capacity.

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May 04 2020

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“In This for the Long Haul”: Talking COVID-19 with epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm

The Keynote by CNBC Events
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CNBC’s Meg Tirrell interviews epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, about the years-long road ahead in the fight against COVID-19, what’s currently working and not working to slow transmission, how and when we can start to re-open the country, and what the world will look like on the other side of this crisis. This conversation is part of CNBC’s “Healthy Returns: The Path Forward” series, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 22 2020

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#1439 - Michael Osterholm

The Joe Rogan Experience
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Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. Look for his book "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Deadly Germs" for more info. https://amzn.to/2IAzeLe

Mar 10 2020

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Dr. Michael Osterholm

Stewardship Spotlight
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Listen to CIDRAP’s Director, Dr. Michael Osterholm, discuss accomplishments and future directions for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, antimicrobial resistance in the US and abroad, and his role as a US Department of State Science Envoy.

Oct 24 2018

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Dr. Michael Osterholm

Stewardship Spotlight
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In our first podcast, listen to Dr. Michael Osterholm discuss the launch of the Antimicrobial Stewearship Project (ASP) and its importance to public health.

Jul 20 2016

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