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Learning from Ohio State Senator Tina Maharath's COVID-19 Experience

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks for the second time with Ohio State Senator Tina Maharath. Serving District 3, in Franklin County, Maharath is the top Democrat on Financial Institutions & Technology and the Local Government & Elections committees. She is also the first Asian-American woman elected to the Ohio Senate.


After attending the funeral of a close relative who died from a non-COVID illness, 33 of her family members tested positive for COVID. Through this outbreak, Maharath lost four family members and then contracted COVID a second time in November. In their conversation, Senator Maharath and Dan discuss the senator’s personal experience with COVID, mask mandates, racism as a public health crisis, cultural competency for health care professionals, and more. Read more about Senator Maharath’s recent legislative workhere, follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and visit her website.

Episode Hosted and Produced by Dan Skinner 

Production and Editorial Support byClaire McGee

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Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.