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
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Dr. Alisha Kramer, t...
Dr. Alisha Kramer, a CSIS alum and young doctor, rejoins us for a second podcast.
27 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Céline Gounder “Fata...
Dr. Céline Gounder, a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board, takes a look at where we are, less than one week after President Biden assumed power.
31 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Chef Jose Andres “Th...
Chef Jose Andres sat down with us to reflect on his life, the organizations he has founded, and his unique, powerful vision for using food to transform communities, battle inequities, advance unity and strengthen economies.
38 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Luciana Borio – “It’...
Dr. Luciana Borio, a member of President-elect Biden’s Covid-19 Advisory Group and the transition team, scanned the horizon.
24 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Chris Murray, Americ...
Chris Murray, the renowned modeler, joined us to share his year-end reflections.
33 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Artist Suzanne First...
Steve and Andrew had the good fortune to catch Suzanne Firstenberg shortly after the recent conclusion of her stunning public art installation, ‘In America…. How could this happen?,’ a dramatic tribute to those lost to Covid-19.
26 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Dr. Carissa Etienne ...
Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), joined Steve Morrison and CSIS Senior Fellow Katherine Bliss for an extended conversation.
47 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Dr. Leana Wen – We a...
A renowned medical and public health voice of compassion, personal advice, pragmatism and vision, Dr. Leana Wen joined us for a tour d’horizon of the pandemic.
27 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Sir Andrew Witty- Th...
Steve and CSIS Senior Fellow Katherine Bliss enjoined Sir Andrew Witty to help us answer a few fundamental questions about the ACT Accelerator.
37 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Mike Osterholm – Ame...
We sat down with Mike Osterholm, a member of President-Elect Biden’s Covid-19 Advisory Task Force.
31 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: US Ambassador to Leb...
In this episode, we are joined by Dorothy Shea, the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, along with Jon Alterman, SVP/Director of the CSIS Middle East Program.
27 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Dr. Jonathan (Jono) ...
In this episode, Jono Quick gives a sweeping overview of the history of faulty responses to pandemics and the Rockefeller Foundation's initiatives to press for a national approach on test and trace in the United States and to catalyze a more equitable green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
39 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Helene Gayle – How t...
Helene Gayle sat down with us to reflect on the expert committee that she and Dr. Bill Foege led recently to map out – in record time – a framework and strategy for the phased introduction of a Covid-19 vaccine in America.
28 min
Delivering Vaccines to Americans: Cause for Alarm?
Jennifer Kates and Josh Michaud, Kaiser Family Foundation, joined us to discuss their new analysis, ‘Distributing a Covid-19 Vaccine Across the United States – A Look at Key Issues.’
42 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: America- Two Differe...
Mollyann Brodie, America’s premier health survey researcher, explores the widening bifurcation of America along partisan and ideological grounds.
40 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Tom Bollyky – The Ne...
Tom Bollyky of the Council on Foreign Relations talks with Steve and Andrew about the newly released bipartisan CFR Independent Task Force on pandemic preparedness and the response to Covid-19,
28 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: U Wis-Madison Chance...
As UW-Madison opened in early September, it faced a sudden explosion of Covid-19 cases. Hear from Chancellor Rebecca Blank why this happened, the steps taken to re-stabilize the university, amid multiple, deep political divisions across Wisconsin, a very public showdown between the university and county authorities, and a runaway Covid-19 outbreak in the state.
35 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)...
Steve and Andrew crossed much sensitive and difficult ground in their extended conversation with Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK).
40 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: The Bumpy Ride of U....
Our longstanding friend and ally Judyth Twigg joins us to survey the rather bumpy ride that America’s colleges and universities are experiencing as they navigate the pandemic.
34 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: The U.S. “Heading in...
We sat with Chris Murray for an intense conversation on IHME’s recent, startling (and controversial) forecast that the United States would experience a dramatic surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths by year’s end that will exceed the peak moments of April.
33 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: CSIS’s Rick Rossow—I...
In this episode, we learn about the recent Covid-19 surge in India from Richard Rossow, CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies.
25 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Heidi Larson – Time ...
We gather to discuss with Dr. Heidi Larson about her new book, 'Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why they Don’t Go Away,' a wake-up call and appeal to re-think what drives popular distrust in science and rising levels of vaccine refusal and hesitancy.
40 min
The Pandemic Tale of Two Conventions
Both the Democratic and Republican Conventions had to give a central prominence to the pandemic, but chose radically different approaches, story lines, and messages. Listen as Steve and Andrew work through these divergences and what they presage as we head towards November 3.
23 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Can COVAX Change the...
In this episode, Steve is joined by Nikolaj Gilbert, President and CEO at PATH; Peggy Hamburg, former Commissioner of the FDA; Kendall Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth University's Giesel School of Medicine; and Nicole Lurie, Strategic Advisor to the CEO at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for a discussion about COVAX and its prospects for success.
46 min
Coronavirus Crisis Update: Putin’s Sputnik V Va...
Steve joined with CSIS Senior Vice President Heather Conley and Professor Judyth Twigg, Virginia Commonwealth University, to discuss Russia's announcement that it had registered the first Covid-19 vaccine.
27 min