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Ep. 127 A Florida Physician Runs for Congress

What does it mean to promote a politically conservative vision for health care? Our guest is Dr. Leo Valentin, a radiologist running as a Republican candidate for US Congress in Florida’s District 7.

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Leo Valentin, MD: Twitter and Website

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Ep. 126. What a Retracted JAMA Paper Tells Us About the Research Enterprise

Our guest is Eric Weinhandl, an epidemiologist whose investigation of a JAMA paper on dialysis patients lead to its retraction, and subsequent republication.

Eric discusses the steps leading to the paper’s eventual retraction, and what this signals about the larger research enterprise. Eric also discusses the role of bias, conflicts of interest, big data and home dialysis, as well as some thoughts on the field of epidemiology during the COVID pandemic.

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Eric is an epidemiologist with 14 years of research experience in kidney disease, mostly regarding dialysis and pharmaceuticals. Eric worked at the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Coordinating Center between 2004 and 2015 and has conducted studies with Amgen, Baxter, DaVita, NxStage, Sigma Tau, and the Peer Kidney Care Initiative.

He recently worked for Fresenius Medical Care, one of the major dialysis companies in the United States, and currently works with the chronic disease research group as part of the Hennepin County Medical Center. 

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JAMA retracted and republished paper

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Ep. 125 Testing and Contact Tracing: The Challenges Ahead

Our guest is Gregg Gonsalves, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University Medical School as well as Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. His research focuses on the use of quantitative models for improving the response to epidemic diseases and he will help us understand better what a strategy of testing and contract tracing might look like, and what the challenges ahead are.

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Gregg Gonsalves, PhD: Twitter and professional website

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Ep. 124 Fevers, Flus, and Viruses: Adam Rodman on the Nosological Challenges of COVID-19

Our guest is Adam Rodman, host of the podcast Bedside Rounds, a great show on the history of medicine. With his deep knowledge of the vagaries of medical thought, Dr. Rodman sheds light on the COVID-related challenges that clinicians are now confronting.

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Adam Rodman, MD: Twitter and Bedside Rounds

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Ep. 123 Andrew Althouse on Clinical Trial Design and Remdesivir

Our guest is Andrew Althouse, statistician at the Center for Clinical Trials and Data coordination in Pittsburgh. He holds an undergraduate degree in Statistics and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. His main area of interest is the design of randomized control trials. He discusses adaptive randomized control trials, and dissects the recent news of the positive Remdesivir trial.

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Andrew Althouse: Twitter and professional page

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Ep. 122 Charged with Negligence? COVID-19 and the Law

Our guest is Dorit Reiss, Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. She holds an undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science from the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a legal authority on the question of vaccines and vaccine mandates. She has published numerous articles on this topic in a variety of law review journals and her expertise is recognized around the world.

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Dorit Reiss: Twitter and professional page

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Ep. 121 What to Make of J.P.A. Ioannidis?

Our guests are Dr. Swapnil Hiremath for the University of Ottawa and Saurabh Jha from the University of Pennsylvania. We discuss the controversies surrounding the COVID-related opinions and research findings of John. P.A. Ioannidis, the notorious Stanford data scientist and physician.

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Swapnil Hiremath, MD: Twitter and professional page

Saurabh Jha, MBBS: Twitter and professional page

LINKS:

  • “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data” (STATNews)
  • “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False” (PLOS)
  • “Scientists who express different views on Covid-19 should be heard, not demonized” (STATNews)

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Ep. 120 COVID in India: Relative Peace Amidst Ongoing Challenges

Our guest is Dr. Anupam Singh, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Santosh Medical College and Hospital, one of the designated COVID hospitals in Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India. He returns to the show for a great conversation about the surprising aspects of the pandemic in the Indian subcontinent.

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Anupam Singh, MD; Twitter

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Ep. 14 EBM India-Style, with Dr. Anupam Singh

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Ep. 119 Avik Roy: A Practical Plan to Bring People Back to Work

Should we wait for COVID testing benchmarks to be met before we can reopen the economy? What if testing remains imperfect and uncertainty remains high? Our guest is Avik Roy, head of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. He returns to the show to discuss FREOPP’s plan to bring people back to work.

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Avik Roy: Twitter and Bio

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A New Strategy for Bringing People Back to Work During COVID-19

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Ep. 73 Conservative Means to Progressive Ends? Avik Roy on Healthcare

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Ep. 118 The Virus and the Money Printing Press: Socioeconomic Effects of the COVID Lockdowns

Our guest is economist Ryan McMaken, senior editor at the Mises Institute. He was the economist for the Colorado Division of Housing from 2009 to 2014. He is also the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre a book that reveals his aptitude for analyzing economic events in their broader cultural context.  

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Ryan McMaken: Twitter and Mises.org website

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