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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).

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.

Dan Skinner talks with Drs. Candy Rinehart, Angela Alston, and Bernadette Melnyk from the Ohio State College of Nursing about the challenges nurses face working during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the nursing field is learning from COVID-19.

Dan Skinner talks with Ethan Nichols & Gillian Murray from Ohio Students for Gun Legislation about gun safety and legislation amidst the current pandemic. With suicide and domestic voiolence on the rise durring stay-at-home orders, the group offers new perspectives on these issues and more, and offers some general thoughts on student advocacy.

 

  In this episode, Dan Skinner talks with two Cincinnati-based comedians, Kelly Horan and Blake Hammond, about mental health, masks, sobriety, and more. Throughout, they share reflections on how these topics present themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, especailly while so many Ohioans are social distancing, working from home, or out of work.

Dan Skinner talks with John Barker, President of the Ohio Restaurant Association about how the trade association, which represents the state's more than 23,000 restaurants is preparing for a safe reopening of Ohio's restaurants.

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Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Duana Patton, CEO of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, a private nonprofit serving 9 counties in North Central Ohio. 

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Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Julie DiRossi-King, Chief Operations Officer of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers.

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Dan Skinner talks with  Dr. Sam Nobilucci, a 2nd year resident at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, about staying at home, social distancing, and preparations for the coming COVID19 wave. See some of Dr. Nobilucci's Facebook posts on social distancing and staying at home here.   

Dan Skinner talks with two Ohio medical students about uncertainty, both about their present training during the State at Home order, and how medicine is being changed by the COVID19 coronavirus pandemic. Wende Oslock (@WendelynOslock) is a 3rd year medical student at Ohio State University who plans to practice general surgery when she graduates. David Strawhun (@strawhberry1) is a 3rd year medical student at Ohio University who hopes to practice family medicine when he graduates. 

Host: Dan Skinner, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Follow him on Twitter.

Guest: Mary Jo Kilroy, former U.S. Congresswoman from Ohio (15th district).

 

 

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  Guest: Rob Moore, principal at Scioto Analysis.

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Guests: Nationwide Children's Hospital pediatric psychologist talks with Dan about talking with kids about the present moment, including how to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic in close quarters.

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Guests: Columbus-based activist and health care expert Rick Neal (@Rick_Neal) explains why he supports former VP Joe Biden, and Akron Councilwoman Tara Samples (@TaraLSamples) explains why she supports Senator Bernie Sanders.

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Guests: State Representative Brian Baldridge (90th District) and Blythe Wood, Academic and Behavior Coach, Pickerington Local School District, and Board Member of the International Dyslexia Association of Central Ohio.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

 

In this episode, Dan Skinner talks with three representatives of the Ohio Environmental Council about water in Ohio. Topics include lead, "forever chemicals," and other developments on the city and state levels. 

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Guests: Chris Tavenor (Staff Attorney), Melanie Houston (Drinking Water Director) and Pete Bucher (Managing Director of Water Policy) at the Ohio Environmental Council.

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Talking Coronavirus (and Flu!) with Franklin County Public Health

Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Joe Mazzola, Commissioner, and Alex Jones, Director of Prevention and Wellness and Assistant Health Commissioner, Franklin County Public Health (@FC_PublicHealth)

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Guests: Rep. Beth Liston (@Liston4Ohio) and Kathryn Poe (@Poements)

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

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Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Megan Henry (@megankhenry) and Sheridan Hendrix (@sheridan120) of the Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts)

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

The following will provide readers with some background information on subjects discussed on the episode, including articles written by Sheridan Hendrix and Megan Henry:

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In this episode, @danielrskinner interviews Miranda Motter of the Ohio Association of Health Plans. The focus of the conversation is surprise billing, two legislative proposals being considered in Ohio, and the fate of private insurance if legislative fixes don't happen.