Public Health Insider: Webcast Series

Gain knowledge from public health and human sciences experts

Public health is affected by shifts in policy, social and environmental influences, technology and much more. As a global health crisis illustrates, gaps and inequities of any size in these systems can have devastating effects for health workers, the economy, particularly impacting communities with historic and systemic health disparities.

As Oregon’s first accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences, our students and alumni have long been working toward answers to the challenges of lifelong health in their communities. Get an insider look at the impacts of public health with a webcast series hosted by some of Oregon State’s public health experts.

These virtual events are hosted by the OSU Alumni Association and OSU Foundation in collaboration with the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences.



Upcoming events

Public Health Insider | A Breath of Fresh Air
May 9
5:30 p.m. PT

Did you know that Oregon has some of the highest asthma rates in children for the entire U.S.? And has experienced some of the worst air quality in the world in the past few years? Join College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ faculty Molly Kile, Megan MacDonald and Perry Hystad as they discuss the top environmental risks that affect children (and adults!), the health outcomes associated with exposure and how the college’s new ASPᶟIRE Center is working to reverse the trends.

Be sure you catch this next episode of the Public Health Insider series as you may be surprised where the most prominent environmental risks originate from, how they can also affect you and what steps you can take to improve the outcomes for everyone in your household where you live, work and play.


Public Health Insider: Remodeling Your Mitochondrial Kitchen
May 23
5:30 p.m. PT

In the last decade, there have been some significant advances in the management of type 2 diabetes through medication. But what if that same medication could also help the 1 out of 3 Americans who are prediabetic from becoming diabetic? And what if there was possible overlap with metabolic effects of physical activity on muscle tissue, a major organ related to diabetes?

For this episode of the Public Health Insider, OSU Kinesiology faculty and a doctoral student from the Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory (TMRL) detail recent findings on how a new class of diabetes medications may have positive results in the skeletal muscle and how understanding the effects of physical activity is shedding new light on the importance of mitochondria in metabolic health.

Join us as we look at the importance of remodeling your mitochondrial kitchen for your metabolic health and why it is more than just the powerhouse of the cell.

View past recordings below