The CommonHealth

The CommonHealth is the podcast of the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security. On The CommonHealth, hosts J. Stephen Morrison, Katherine Bliss, and Andrew Schwartz delve deeply into the puzzle that connects pandemic preparedness and response, HIV/AIDS, routine immunization, and primary care, areas of huge import to human and national security. The CommonHealth replaces under a single podcast the Coronavirus Crisis Update, Pandemic Planet and AIDS Existential Moment.

Health & Fitness
Dr. Chris Murray, IHME, "…we are in for a harde...
As part of our series on China post-COVID-19, Chris Murray reflects on where things stand, almost two months after President Xi threw off Zero-Covid controls.
22 min
Dr. Scott Kennedy, CSIS -- “Give us our lives b...
In our continued series on China post-Zero Covid, Dr. Scott Kennedy recounts the revelations from his six weeks in Beijing and Shanghai in late 2022, and reflects on what has transpired – societally, politically, medically -- since President Xi suddenly threw off the Zero-Covid controls in early December.
30 min
Dr. Yanzhong Huang: China’s calculations “puzzl...
As 2023 opens, Yanzhong Huang kicks off our new podcast series focused on China.
29 min
Dr. Kristina Box and Dr. Judy Monroe, the Gover...
In this 153rd episode, Doctors Kristina Box and Judy Monroe walk us through the recently concluded Indiana Governor’s Commission on Public Health.
34 min
Dr. Raj Panjabi, National Security Council, on ...
In this episode, listen to the audio of the one-hour conversation J. Stephen Morrison held at CSIS on October 19 with Dr. Raj Panjabi on the new U.S. National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan.
61 min
Dr. Ashish Jha, White House Covid Response Coor...
We bring you the audio of a conversation that J. Stephen Morrison held with Dr. Ashish Jha on September 27. How is the bivalent vaccine launch going? How does the White House navigate the wildly divergent realities of the pandemic?
31 min
Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, White House Deputy Coor...
Dr. Daskalakis, White House Deputy Coordinator of the monkey pox response, has been at his job for six weeks, attempting an urgent turnaround of a response that went very badly initially
27 min
Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Future Outlook for COVID-19
Dr. Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden and Director, the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, addresses the challenges that confront us amid COVID-19, as well as historic achievements that give us hope.
17 min
Dr. Krishna Udayakumar: “The world has moved on.”
Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, founding director of the Duke Global Health Innovation Center, shares his trenchant insights into this confusing moment of transition in the global response to Covid-19.
30 min
Dr. Rochelle Walensky: A Fireside Chat, at CSIS
In this fireside chat, held on August 30 at CSIS, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky laid out her newly announced reform agenda.
51 min
Dr. Chris Murray, IHME on Moving Forward Amid U...
On this 146th episode, Dr. Chris Murray, IHME, delivers several sharp messages.
35 min
Dan Diamond, Washington Post, on Monkeypox: ”Th...
Dan Diamond, Washington Post, joins J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS, for a tour d’horizon of rapidly unfolding Monkeypox developments
36 min
Dr. Marci Nielsen: “With COVID, Public Health I...
Dr. Marci Nielsen, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at Resolve to Save Lives, joins J. Stephen Morrison for episode 144.
39 min
Dr. Celine Gounder: "On Monkeypox: It's not Sur...
Dr. Celine Gounder, senior fellow & editor-at-large for public health at KFF's Kaiser Health News, joins J. Stephen Morrison and Andrew Schwartz for this 143rd episode.
31 min
Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux: “Meeting People Where T...
Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Research Director of the Global Public Policy and Social Change Program, Harvard School of Medicine, joins J. Stephen Morrison for Episode 142.
50 min
Apoorva Mandavilli, NYT: On Monkeypox - "We Sho...
Apoorva Mandavilli, a science and global health reporter at The New York Times, joins J. Stephen Morrison and H. Andrew Schwartz for this 141st episode.
30 min
Dr. Jeffrey Gold: “The Communities We Serve Hav...
Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), joins J. Stephen Morrison for this 140th episode.
38 min
Dr. Deborah Birx: "We Prepared for the Wrong Ki...
Dr. Deborah Birx joins J. Stephen Morrison to discuss her new book, Silent Invasion.
44 min
North Korea: A Covid-19 Disaster Unlike Any Other
In this episode, Andrew Schwartz and J. Stephen Morrison are joined by Victor Cha to discuss the Covid-19 outbreak in North Korea - which CSIS predicted back in March, the impact of the pandemic on the unvaccinated country, and the road ahead amidst ongoing health and food crises worsened by an extreme lockdown.
24 min
Yana Panfilova: “We Are so Young, but a Lot of ...
Yana Panfilova, a 24-year-old Ukrainian woman born with HIV, fled Kyiv shortly after Russia’s invasion and is currently based in Berlin with her mother, grandmother and cat. Eight years ago, she helped found Teenergizer, an organization supported by UNAIDS that seeks to end discrimination against youth in Ukraine living with HIV.
21 min
Yasmeen Abutaleb: "No One has Succeeded in Pred...
Yasmeen Abutaleb, health policy reporter at The Washington Post, joins Steve Morrison and Andrew Schwartz for this 136th episode.
36 min
Dr. Dylan George: “We Need to Build an Internal...
Dr. Dylan George, the Director of Operations for the Center for forecasting and outbreak analytics (CFA), joins J. Stephen Morrison and Andrew Schwartz for this 135th episode following the April 19th White House CFA launch. Its mission: Predict, Inform, Innovate.
32 min
Dr. Larry Gostin: “Should We Allow One Federal ...
Steve Morrison and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. Larry Gostin to discuss the aftermath of the April 18 nationwide injunction to block government mask mandates on public transportation.
30 min
Dr. Yanzhong Huang: "What is Happening in Shang...
Dr. Yanzhong Huang joined Steve Morrison in the our 133rd episode for a wide-ranging conversation: on China’s huge immunity gap; its “dynamic Zero-Covid approach;” the spread of BA-2 beyond Shanghai to 45 cities affecting 25% of China’s population and 40% of its GDP; the acute vulnerability of China’s elderly; and the supply chain disruptions and huge economic consequences experienced inside China and, increasingly, felt across the globe.
35 min
Dr. Beth Cameron: "If We Don't Prepare Now, We ...
Dr. Beth Cameron, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House, joins Steve for Episode #132
30 min