Learn to Read Statistics Without Math with Dr. Hersch Knapp

Statistics is the universal language. 

If you have a fear of math and stats, but you know it is important for your work and you need to know for your job promotion, then listen on to learn five statistic commonly used in public health and healthcare. At the end of this episode, you have a better of the why statisitc is important and you’ll be able to read statistics with confidence.

Dr. Hersch Knapp, a researcher who has created and oversees the Nurse Research Fellowship and Mentorship Programs, guiding nurses in deriving and implementing applied health science research, computing statistical results, and publishing and presenting their findings.  His clinical specialty is emergency and trauma psychology in medical / surgical, ICU, CCU, Oncology, ER, and code blue team.  He’s participated in a variety of research domains including improving HIV diagnostic testing, telehealth, remote learning, and general health care.  He regularly teaches research methodology and statistics courses at universities including UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State San Bernardino, and USC.  He’s published multiple scientific papers as well as textbooks on effective clinical communication and statistics.

Connect with Dr. Hersch Knapp at Linkedin. 

To learn more about public health, connect with Dr. Kee Chan at www.keechanphd.com

Lessons Learned from Public Health Practice with Richard Sewell

You will learn the roles of local, state and governmental department in public health. We will specifically discuss the roles of infectious disease management, especially in handling the coronavirus outbreak, and what you can do to prevent infections. 

Richard Sewell has a long history of involvement in health and human services policy formulation, management, and community affairs in the Chicago area.  He was Executive Director of the health systems agency for Suburban Cook County and DuPage County, Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and Executive Director of the Chicago Health Policy Council at the University of Chicago, and former Associate Dean of Public Health Practice at the University of Illinois Chicago.  Richard will share his lessons learned in management and leadership working in public health practice.  

Contact with Richard Sewell at richiehuston@gmail.com

Questions we explored in the interview:

What is the role of public health department in containing the spread of the coronavirus?

  1. What can the general public do to help in addressing infectious disease management?
  2. What are different careers path in Public Health?
  3. What is the difference between public health “research” and public health “practice” ?
  4. What do you know now that you didn’t know then?  
  5. What is the gap in our public health training?
  6. What are the three top public health issues are we still dealing with?
  7. What are the upstream factors that impacts violence and downstream factors impacted by violence?
  8. What is golden nugget of advice to public health professionals?
  9. What is Richard Sewell’s up to now?

Pre-order the Textbook “Advanced Management and Leadership in Population Health” Richard Sewell and Kee Chan (Publisher Jones and Bartlett Learning Publication date Fall 2020) 

Interested in being a guest on my podcast? Contact Dr. Kee Chan at keechanphd@gmail.com