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#15: Mindfulness and Meditation with Dr. Dawn Upchurch

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:03 In today’s podcast, I chat with Professor Dr. Dawn Upchurch from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, about the health benefits of mindfulness and meditation, and how we can incorporate this into our lives now. We recorded this podcast a while back before the tragedy of the killing of George […]

#31: Science and Food with Dr. Amy Rowat

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:03 How do you make souffle with just chocolate and water? What makes souffle so light and fluffy? Today we are zooming in to the molecular level of food to answer these questions with Associate Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA.\, Dr. Amy Rowat. Amy is a pioneer in […]

#28: Asian Americans in Pop Culture with Dr. Oliver Wang

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:05 Culture writer, DJ, sociology professor and co-host of the album appreciation podcast Heat Rocks, Dr. Oliver Wang joins us to share his research on the ways in which Asian-Americans participate in different forms of popular culture. Oliver has made his mission and work to share the stories that have yet […]

#22: Past to Present- Archaeology & Today’s Diet

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:02 Today I’m travelling back in time with UCLA’s Dr. Amr Shahat to discover what Ancient Egyptians ate, and learn about how the scientific analysis of food remnants can tell us the stories of how Ancient Egyptians lived. Join me as Dr. Shahat explains how racism and gender inequality intersect with […]

#21: The Circuitry Behind our Social World

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:03 Today we’re excited to share the second part of an episode recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic with UCLA social well-being expert, Dr. Ted Robles. In last week’s episode, Ted defined and discussed the importance of social well-being as a social determinant of health. Join us, as Ted and I continue […]

#6: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:03 Today I’ll be chatting with UCLA’s Chief of Medical Psychology, Dr. Bob Builder, and Executive Director of UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services, Dr. Nicole Green, about how to take care of our emotional health during these uncertain times. As the co- leaders of the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative MindWell Pod, […]

#38: Finding the Path Back to Meaning & Joy

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:02 For the past year and a half, we’ve all been challenged to rethink the way we work. We have taken on different roles on our teams, transitioned to different styles of work, and adapted to a rapidly changing environment. Currently, we’re experiencing another transition with many people returning to the […]

#36: Finding the Path Back to Meaning & Joy

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:02 For the past year and a half, we’ve all been challenged to rethink the way we work. We have taken on different roles on our teams, transitioned to different styles of work, and adapted to a rapidly changing environment. Currently, we’re experiencing another transition with many people returning to the […]

#40: Children’s Health & Well-being During COVID-19

Transcript Dr.  Wendy Slusser  00:02 With over 1.4 million students in kindergarten through 12th grade, Los Angeles County schools had the enormous task of protecting the health and safety of its children. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, teachers and administrators quickly became experts in online education, and environmental health and safety. UCLA pediatrician and medical […]