Health Views with Deb Friesen, MD
Learning the ABCs of Behavior Change with BJ Fogg, PhD

Learning the ABCs of Behavior Change with BJ Fogg, PhD

June 9, 2022

We’re bringing Stanford University Behavior Design Lab Founder/Director and New York Times bestselling author, BJ Fogg, PhD back in this abridged interview. Dr. Fogg shares how to build healthy habits by tapping into positivity and the importance of celebrating one small change at a time. If you’re interested in listening to the full recording scroll down to our sixth episode launched on May 13, 2021.

Examining Black Maternal Health Inequities with Amanda Williams, MD

Examining Black Maternal Health Inequities with Amanda Williams, MD

April 7, 2022

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to focus on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and reducing health inequities. We also want to acknowledge Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17 which explores causes and solutions to the staggering statistic that Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. During this national observance, Dr. Deb sits down with a special guest, Dr. Amanda Williams. Dr. Williams is a practicing Ob/Gyn, the Assistant Chair of Chiefs for Maternity with The Permanente Medical Group and serves as the Maternity Director for Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center. In this compelling episode, Dr. Williams discusses her dedication and years of experience exploring inequities in care affecting Black mothers and the complex factors driving them.

Practicing Culinary Medicine with Linda Shiue, MD

Practicing Culinary Medicine with Linda Shiue, MD

March 7, 2022

During National Nutrition Month, it’s important to recognize food as medicine which is the focus of this month’s Health Views discussion with Linda Shiue, MD. Dr. Shiue is a Kaiser Permanente internist and professionally trained chef who founded the Thrive Kitchen, a teaching kitchen with hands-on cooking classes to improve the health of patients and her community. Dr. Shiue believes that the best medicine is prevention and that you can cook your way to better health and wellness.

Go to Dr. Shiue’s Facebook page to read more about culinary medicine, www.Facebook.com/TheDoctorsSpicebox and check out Dr. Shiue’s debut cookbook, Spicebox Kitchen to try her delicious globally-inspired recipes.

Saving Lives with Yung-Mee Park, MD, Bone Marrow Donor Advocate and Kaiser Permanente Physician (Part #2)

Saving Lives with Yung-Mee Park, MD, Bone Marrow Donor Advocate and Kaiser Permanente Physician (Part #2)

August 30, 2021

In our two-part bone marrow donation series, Dr. Deb talks to two women who have remarkable stories. Together they partner on Will You Marrow Me?, a bone marrow awareness program that encourages racially and ethnically diverse populations to register as donors. In part two, Dr. Deb interviews Dr. Yung-Mee Park, a strong bone marrow donor advocate, donor, and Kaiser Permanente family care physician. 

 

There’s a national shortage of bone marrow donations among minorities and biracial populations, with 70% coming from Caucasian donors. Unfortunately, thousands of patients diagnosed with blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma, don't have a genetic match and desperately wait for a life-saving bone marrow donation. Please join the Be The Match registry at https://bethematch.org/kaiserpermanente and save a life today! 

Saving Lives with Mika Yoshino, Will You Marrow Me? Founder and Bone Marrow Donation Advocate (Part #1)

Saving Lives with Mika Yoshino, Will You Marrow Me? Founder and Bone Marrow Donation Advocate (Part #1)

July 22, 2021

In our two-part bone marrow donation series, Dr. Deb talks to two women who have remarkable stories. Together they partner on Will You Marrow Me?, a bone marrow awareness program that encourages racially and ethnically diverse populations to register as donors. In part one, Dr. Deb interviews Mika Yoshino, Will You Marrow Me? founder, bone marrow donation advocate, and a director on Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Experience Center team.

 

There’s a national shortage of bone marrow donations among minorities and biracial populations, with 70% coming from Caucasian donors. Unfortunately, thousands of patients diagnosed with blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma, don't have a genetic match and desperately wait for a life-saving bone marrow donation. Please join the Be The Match registry at https://bethematch.org/kaiserpermanente and save a life today! 

Feeling PRIDE with Erin Waters, Kaiser Permanente Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Consultant

Feeling PRIDE with Erin Waters, Kaiser Permanente Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Consultant

June 24, 2021

In honor of PRIDE month, Dr. Deb sits down with a special guest Erin Waters. Erin is a Kaiser Permanente Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Consultant and Community Health Navigator in Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region Gender Pathways Clinic. In her role, Erin is a powerful advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has a deep commitment to help transform health systems to be more inclusive and gender affirming for trans and nonbinary people. We’re excited to share this episode with all of you during PRIDE month and hope you learn a lot from Erin and her story.  

 

 

 

 

Practicing Tiny Habits with BJ Fogg, PhD

Practicing Tiny Habits with BJ Fogg, PhD

May 13, 2021

This month’s episode features celebrated Stanford University Behavior Design Lab Founder/Director and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. BJ Fogg! BJ’s work has recently led him to researching human behavior with a focus on how to easily build health habits by tapping into positivity. During the conversation, they discuss his breakthrough book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything which has a given millions of people the confidence and hope to create happier and healthier lives with just one small change at a time.

Building Resilience and Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace with Nicole Stelter, PhD

Building Resilience and Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace with Nicole Stelter, PhD

March 12, 2021

Dr. Deb virtually sits down with her friend and Kaiser Permanente colleague Dr. Nicole Stelter. Dr. Stelter is a licensed Psychotherapist, Clinical Trauma Professional, and EAP Consultant who has completed training with the U.S. Department of Defense, FEMA, and the U.S. National Incident Management System. During this episode, they discuss a wide-range of COVID-19 mental health and wellness topics which include, building resiliency for all, the importance of having psychological safety at work, and the challenges of working from home for parents. Listen for Nicole’s expert recommendations to learn how to persevere during this difficult time, both on a personal and professional level.  

Preventing Burnout in the Workplace with Christina Maslach, PhD

Preventing Burnout in the Workplace with Christina Maslach, PhD

February 24, 2021

On today’s episode, Dr. Deb virtually sits down with Professor Christina Maslach, an acclaimed social psychologist and professor emerita of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Maslach is a pioneering researcher with over 30 years of experience who defined and identified predictors and the measurement of job burnout, a feeling that many of us have experienced before and during COVID-19. Her work is the basis for the 2019 decision by the World Health Organization (WHO) to include this condition as an occupational phenomenon with health consequences. As part of her work, she also created the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used instrument for measuring workplace fatigue, and she has written numerous articles and books, including The Truth About Burnout. We can all learn a lot from Professor Maslach to better understand, reduce, and prevent our daily stress, negativity, and exhaustion while working.

Unpacking Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in 2020 with Ronald Copeland, MD

Unpacking Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in 2020 with Ronald Copeland, MD

August 31, 2020

For our third episode, Dr. Deb has a powerful discussion with Dr. Ronald Copeland, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Copeland is a recently retired board-certified general surgeon who joined Kaiser Permanente in 1988 after a six-year honorable tour-of-duty in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. Prior to his current role, he served as president and executive medical director of the Ohio Permanente Medical Group and in 2016, Dr. Copeland was appointed to the board of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, to name just a few accolades. Dr. Deb sits down virtually with Dr. Copeland to unpack the importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the health care industry, while discussing where we go from here and what more we can do to make meaningful change during this important time in our nation’s history.

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