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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).

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.

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. 

Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

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

Show Notes

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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