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Is There a War on Science? Philosopher Maya Goldenberg Says No



Maya Goldenberg, in an interview with Ross Upshur, talks about her academic journey from a close look at evidence-based medicine and its philosophical issues to a feminist approach to the philosophy of science. Later on, Maya will discuss her research interest in fundamental issues related to public health policy such as vaccine hesitancy. The interview culminates to a very fascinating view on the state of science in the current political world.
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Building Capacity for Palliative Care



Sarina Isenberg, interviewed by Ross Upshur, discusses palliative care from the lens of a scientist and health researcher committed to making a difference for those who receive such care in the course of their disease.
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Looking ahead for a more Upstream Population Health; Interview with Gary Newton, Sinai Health System CEO



Gary Newton, in an interview with Ross Upshur, discusses his agenda as the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Sinai Health System while explaining his views on complex care and how he is trying to bring about change in Sinai Health System in Toronto.

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Demystifying the Role and Extent of e-Technology in the Management of Patients with Complex Care Needs



Carolyn Steele Gray, in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses how her academic journey shaped her perspectives in understanding patient needs, health policy, organization and provider level issues and how to use that understanding to deliver a better care. The latter, she adds, necessitates a realistic approach of how to harness e-health technologies to deliver care, especially to patients with complex care needs.

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Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective



Kerry Kuluski, in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses her undertakings in her journey from being a social worker to a scientist. Her goal is to improve health system performance for people with multimorbidity and their caregivers. This is a fascinating talk as it explains how looking at data sets and trying to analyze them is not the only way to meet the needs of people, especially the ones who are “stuck in transition”.  She also draws interesting parallels between marathon training and grant writing! Continue reading Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective


Lessons from Elderly Care in the UK



Jon Glasby in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses his research focused on understanding and responding to “inappropriate” emergency hospital admissions of older people.

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Why is it so difficult to access care for patients with multimorbidity?



Julia Ho in interview with Ross Upshur talks about her recent article “It’s a fight to get anything you need”—accessing care in the community from the perspectives of people with multimorbidity, published in  Continue reading Why is it so difficult to access care for patients with multimorbidity?


The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2



Ross Upshur further examines evidence from a scientific, philosophical and ethical viewpoint in the second part of the podcast “Concept of Evidence in Healthcare”. Throughout the discussion, he presents practical Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2


The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1



Ross Upshur explores a very important concept in modern healthcare: “The Concept of Evidence” in this and the next podcast. He talks about evidence and what it means to base decision on evidence. He would also Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1


Polypharmacy – Part 2



Ross Upshur discusses the problems with polypharmacy and looks at some proposed solutions to the problem in the second part of the two podcasts on the subject.