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Prognosis Ohio

Hosted by Columbus local and health policy professor Dan Skinner, Prognosis Ohio addresses all facets of health care, health policy, and health politics in the sometimes great state of Ohio. The podcast shines a light on a wide range of issues, from changing legislative developments; to stories of Ohioans interacting with their state’s healthcare system; to ongoing challenges in housing, food, transportation, and other systems that relate to health outcomes; to research, advocacy, and activism. Every other week Prognosis Ohio brings listeners an in-depth interview on pressing issues. Follow Prognosis Ohio on Twitter at @PrognosisOhio. Full show archive is at

Latest Episodes
  • Dan Skinner talks with Dr. Ean Bett, a family medicine physician in Columbus, about Medicare for All, national healthcare insurance, and the prospects of either sweeping or more incremental change to fix the ailing U.S. health care system.
  • On episode 128, Dan talks with Randy Leite and Patrick Caniglia from the Appalachian Children Coalition about the behavioral health workforce and mental health challenges facing children in Appalachian Ohio.
  • On episode 127, Dan talks with Sherri Kovach and Jodi Keller with COTS Ohio about mass casualty preparedness in Ohio.
  • On episode 126 of Prognosis Ohio, Dan talks with Dr. Rosie Bauder about suicide and suicide prevention, as well as the findings of her co-authored paper, Examining Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Ohio Youth with Oppressed Identities Using the 2019 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey, published in the Ohio Journal of Public Health.
  • Dan Skinner talks with obstetrician-gynecologist and State Rep. Anita Somani about abortion and reproductive rights, the impact anti-transgender legislation is poised to have on Ohio patients; and balancing life as a physician-legislator.
  • Dan Skinner talks with Columbus Dispatch reporters Max Filby and Jennifer Smola Shaffer about their investigative series, Preying on Patients. Topics include possible reforms for the medical board, and the role journalism plays in bringing these stories about sexual misconduct to light.
  • Dan Skinner talks with State Representative and House Assistant Minority Leader Dontavius Jarrells about how his background shapes his work as a legislator, bills he has introduced and supported, and his health priorities in the Ohio Statehouse during the ongoing budget process.
  • Dan Skinner talks with Emily Wright of River Valley Organizing and Melanie Houston of the Ohio Environmental Council about the situation in East Palestine in the wake of the Norfolk Southern train derailment. Topics include what residents are reporting; predatory entities; water, ground and air testing; and what policy changes we'll need to pursue to ensure this never happens again.
  • Dan Skinner talks with Tara Britton of the Center for Community Solutions and Kelsey Bergfeld of Advocates for Ohio's Future about the state budget and their organizations’ policy priorities. Topics include SNAP benefits, Medicaid, harm reduction, doula services, and the workplace.
  • Dan Skinner talks with genetic counselor Paul Hudson about current issues in the field. Topics include the Dobbs decision and abortion, diversity efforts in genetic counseling, and preventing discrimination from the misuse of genetic information.