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Dan Skinner

Host, Prognosis Ohio, Podcast

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.

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, forthcoming 2019), and has published more than two dozen academic articles in health policy and politics, medical education, and political theory.

In addition, Skinner is co-director of the Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (link: https://www.aacom.org/institute/health-policy-fellowship) and director of Ohio University’s Comparative Health Systems--Cuba program, which affords him an opportunity to travel to Cuba with Ohio University students to learn about Cuba’s health care system (link: https://www.ohio.edu/global-health/programs/cuba-comparative-health-systems.cfm).

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Kyle Strickland, a Columbus native, Harvard Law graduate, and advocate for racial and health justice.

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.

On this episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Dr. Marium Husein, Ariunaa Bayanjargal, and Anna Cifranic of Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action.

 

 

On the new Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Aryeh Alex, Franklin Township Trustee, champion of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, Democratic Party campaign official, and advocate for Crohn's Disease patients. Listen as Dan and Aryeh put together the pieces of Aryeh's many contributions to Central Ohio. Topics include stigma around disease, social policy to support people with Crohn's, townships and local Ohio administration and politics, gerrymandering, and health professionals in politics.

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, a health and healthcare podcast (part of the WCBE Podcast Experience), Dan Skinner talks with Reverend Beth Long-Higgins, founding Executive Director of the United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, and

Dan Skinner talks with Paige Pfleger, for the past few years a health and science reporter at WOSU Media, who is now on her way to WPLN in Nashville. Dan and Paige discuss her time in Ohio, the challenges and joys of covering stories intersecting with health, and how journalists can stay connected to communities in a rapidly-shifting journalism industry.

Dan Skinner talks with Mike Corey, Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County about how Ohio's non-profits have been doing through the pandemic, the consequences of the dreadful federal response to COVID19, and how you can can help support organizations doing important work in the community. Presented with lots of hope for 2021, utter disdain for 2020, and a few mostly unnecessary references to Sophocles and Wu-Tang Clan.

Rick Hodges, Executive in Residence at Ohio University and former Director of the Ohio Department of Health talks with Dan Skinner (Twitter) about Ohio's response to the COVID19 pandemic. Topics include differences between the current moment with COVID19 and Ohio's experience with ebola during Hodges' time at ODH; the frustrating politics of the current moment; and the federal response (or lack thereof) to COVID19.

Dan Skinner (follow here) talks with three public health law experts from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law: Patricia Zettler (top left), Efthimios Parasidis (bottom left), and Micah Berman (bottom right).

November is Men's Health Month! On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, Dan Skinner talks with Mike Craycraft, testicular cancer survivor, clinical pharmacist, and founder of the Testicular Cancer Society. Topics include trends, research, and treatment for testicular cancer, as well as disparities and challenges in educating young people about about the disease.  

 

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Dr. Sharon Parsons, a Bexley-based general dentist and the Immediate Past President of the Ohio Dental Association. 

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This week on Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Loren Anthes,  who is the William C. and Elizabeth M. Troyhaft Chair in Health Planning at the Center for Community Solutions, and leads Community Solutions’ Center for Medicaid Policy. He's also a lecturer at Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, located on the Cleveland campus.

 

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner wraps up our 2020 candidate series with a discussion with Representative Kristin Boggs of House District 18—Dan’s district—about the importance of local state elections, and the state of Ohio health and healthcare politics.

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan talks with Charles Gaba—blogger, website developer, healthcare analyst, and founder of ACASignups.net. Gaba has been tracking Obamacare enrollments as early as October 2013 to showcase the critical importance of the Affordable Care Act. 

 

For the past few months Prognosis Ohio has been spotlighting candidates in Ohio who have a particular interest in health and health care. On this week’s episode, Dan Skinner talks with State Representative Allison Russo of the 24th House district about her campaign for reelection. Russo’s background in the health field shapes her positions and values as a representative.

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, we continue our 2020 candidate spotlight by talking with Sheryl Munson—a public defender of 26 years and supporter of restorative justice— about her candidacy for judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against the current incumbent and former prosecutor, Judge Gina Russo .

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Accordingly, this week on Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner interviews Orman Hall, a distinguished expert on addiction, mental health, and suicide from Ohio University, about his and his colleagues' 10-year study on suicide in Ohio.

On this week’s episode Dan Skinner and his Co-Producer Mark Frantz talk with Mikey Sorboro—owner of Mikey’s Late Night Slice—about the legal battle over the 10pm restaurant curfew that Mikey and other local restaurant owners fought at the end of July. Currently, Gov. DeWine has called for alcohol sales to stop after the same 10pm marker.

On this week’s episode, Dan interviews Ohio’s 67th House District candidate—Dr. Rachael Morocco—who is currently running against Rep. Kris Jordan.

 

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This week, Dan talks with Crystal Lett—a native of Hilliard who’s running for the Ohio Senate in District 16. She has been a case manager at North Central Mental Health (NCMH) and is an advocate for supporting those with mental illness, addiction, disability, and more.

 

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Host Dan Skinner interviews Joel Newby, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Rep. Steve Stivers in Ohio's 15th Congressional District. Topics include health care access and costs and the future of the ACA, gerrymandering, whether health care should be considered a right, and more. 

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Dan Skinner talks with Washington Post reporters Anne Gearan and Brittany Shammas about reporting they have done at the nexus of Ohio and the national response to COVID-19. Topics include Gov. DeWine's false positive test for COVID-19, efforts to push back against misinformation about COVID-19 testing and vaccines, and school reopening discussions. 

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Dan Skinner talks with Tyler Buchanan about the frustrations and anxieties that teachers in Ohio are working through as we approach the opening - in different forms - of Ohio's schools. 

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  On this special mid-week bonus episode, Dan talks with Rob Moore about his new article on the Ohio Capital Journal on masks and COVID-19. The conversation roams from the evolution of opinions on masks throughout the epidemic to the challenges of school reopenings.

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Previously on Prognosis Ohio, in an episode titled “COVID-19’S Effects on Ohio’s Non-Profits,” we addressed the larger problems challenging non-profits during the pandemic. On this week's episode, Dan Skinner continues our Ohio non-profit discussion when he talks with Joe Apgar of Pelotonia, a non-profit dedicated to fundraising for innovati

On a previous episode: “Nursing in Ohio on Nightingale's Birthday,” dedicated to the life of Bernard Atta, we discussed the dangerous conditions prison employees have endured during the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the deaths of Atta and others.

 

Ohio’s non-profit sector is a backbone of Ohio's social and community services and it has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On this week’s Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with reporter Marty Schladen from the Ohio Capital Journal about Pharmacy Benefit Manager's (PBM) and the “obscure scheme” that has Ohio taxpayers paying much more than they should for Medicaid drugs.

George Floyd’s murder on Memorial Day weekend at the hands of Minneapolis officer Derick Chauvin and his three supporting officers has re-engergized the Black Lives Matter movement. While police brutality is the movement's central focus, addressing broader health disparities is a critical part of racial justice.

Dan Skinner talks with Loren Anthes, who is the William C. and Elizabeth M. Troyhaft Chair in Health Planning at the Center for Community Solutions, and leads Community Solutions’ Center for Medicaid Policy. He's also a lecturer at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, located on the Cleveland campus.

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