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Leah Roman
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Public health professional for a decade who always wants to discuss the intersection of social media, pop culture, & public health.
Public health professional for a decade who always wants to discuss the intersection of social media, pop culture, & public health.

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Pop Health Now Exclusively On Instagram
Many Pop Health readers may be wondering- where is the new content? The answer- on Instagram ! I am taking a break from blogging, but you can find new pop culture and public health content and commentary on my Pop Health Instagram account . There are 5 year...

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Pop Health is now on Instagram to keep up the conversation about the intersection between public health and pop culture. Would love to hear advice/feedback/experiences on successfully using Instagram for public health work. Thanks!

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Pop Health Is Now on Instagram
A few years ago, Pop Health posted on using Instagram for public health . Well- I am now joining in here ! Having an IG account will allow the Pop Health topics and discussions to continue between blog posts. This week I highlighted the following stories an...

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I loved seeing how public health orgs took advantage of #Sharknado3  to advocate for health. Which were your favorites?

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How the American Heart Association and the Red Cross Won #Sharknado3
My regular Pop Health readers know that (1) I love Sharknado  and (2) I love to see how public health organizations capitalize on pop culture events (especially those accompanied by a large social media discussion) as an opportunity to advocate for health ....

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What Are We Telling Mothers When We Say “Breast is Best? Today on The Scientific Parent
I have recently joined  The Scientific Parent  as an  Editor at Large . Today I'm getting a little personal and talking about why I chose to formula feed my preemie. I also put my public health hat on and discuss why I am concerned that we haven't learned h...

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A bioethicist weighs in on the ethics and public health implications of the Sofia Vergara-Nick Loeb case today on Pop Health. Would love to hear your thoughts too!

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Sofia Vergara, Nick Loeb, and a Bioethics Dilemma
Image Credit: NY Times On April 29, 2015 Nick Loeb, actress Sofía Vergara ’s ex fiancé, published an op-ed in the New York Times outlining why he should be able to bring their frozen embryos to term against her objections. I am thrilled to welcome Macey L. ...

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My new commentary in the AJPH discusses the evidence of effectiveness of health awareness days. Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Health Awareness Days: Sufficient Evidence to Support the Craze? A New Commentary in AJPH
My regular readers know that I have some hesitations about campaigns that focus on " raising awareness ". The phrase is vague and its definition often varies depending on who you ask. So I'm excited to share that I recently published a new commentary on the...
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