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Leah Roman
Worked at Roman Public Health Consulting LLC
Attended Boston University School of Public Health
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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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...
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 Ins...
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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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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 ....
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 oppor...
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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!
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 a...
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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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I've joined The Scientific Parent as an editor at large. Today I'm writing about celebrity moms who side with science and advocate for vaccination. Please join us for the conversation! http://thescientificparent.org/
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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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I loved seeing how public health orgs took advantage of #Sharknado3  to advocate for health. Which were your favorites?
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 oppor...
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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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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. ...
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 a...
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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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Celebrity Moms Who Side With Science: Today on The Scientific Parent
I have recently joined The Scientific Parent as an Editor at Large . Today I'm talking pop health on the site with " Celebrity Moms Who Side With Science ". I'm giving a shout out to celebrity moms who side with science and passionately advocate for vaccina...
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Public health professional for a decade who always wants to discuss the intersection of social media, pop culture, & public health.
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I'm a public health professional with 10 years of experience in both research and practice-focused roles.  I have a special interest in health communication and use it to inspire my blog "Pop Health".  The blog (started in February 2010) examines the intersection of pop culture and public health.  If you are interested in collaborating, please visit my business website: Roman Public Health Consulting LLC.
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Before working in injury prevention (which made me a "worrier"), I was a bit of an adrenaline junkie: went skydiving, bobsledding, and figure skated competitively.
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  • Boston University School of Public Health
    Master of Public Health, 2006
    Concentration: Social & Behavioral Science
  • University of San Diego
    B.A. Psychology, 2003
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Maiden Name: Horn