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Monday, November 20, 2017
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Healthstyles: Human Genome + Human Exposome & Being Human

Healthstyles – February 11th a 2-hour special airs 3-5 PM ET 99.5 FM streamed live at with co-producers and co-hosts Barbara Glickstein and Liz Seegert.

During the first hour hear from edge-runners from the fields of environmental science, activism and nursing.

Elise Miller, MEd., is the director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment She will discuss how the success in mapping the human genome has fostered the complementary concept of the “exposome”. The exposome can be defined as all the things we’re exposed to, starting in utero, that can influence gene expression. The way genes are expressed, in turn, is critical for determining human susceptibility to disease and disability.

You can listen to the recorded interview with Elise Miller


Peggy M. ShepardExecutive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. She’ll share We ACT’s successful activism strategies.

Susan Luck, RN, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC, is a medical anthropologist, clinical nutritionist, Integrative Nurse Coach, and holistic nurse educator. She has been practicing in integrative healthcare models both in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years. She is founder of and co-founder and co-director of International Nurse Coach Association (INCA). She will address effective prevention strategies for individuals, families and communities.

The second hour hear from  Bob Filbin, Chief Data Scientist at  Crisis Text Line Support for teens 24/7 and Andrea Stella MPH, Executive Director  The Space at Thompkins Square a harm reduction organization providing aid and unconditional support to the transient homeless community. Both of these organizations use social media platforms to reach vulnerable youth and making visible social and health issues that they face.

Tune in.



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<p>Liz Seegert, MA, is the director of the Media Fellows Program at the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and other topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently encompass aging, Baby Boomers, health policy and social determinants of health. She edits the aging topic area for the Association of Health Care Journalists website, writing and gathering resources on the many health issues affecting older adults. She also co-produces the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement “HealthCetera” podcast, diving into health issues underreported in traditional media. As a senior fellow, she will continue to report on vital public health issues, seeking out voices who offer unique perspectives on policy, health care and practice issues. As director of the Media Fellows Program at the center, she mentors early-career health journalists to build their understanding of these and other key issues within the health care delivery system.</p>

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