Upstream Lab Podcast

Conversations about issues and solutions impacting our health

Welcome to the Upstream Lab Podcast! Hosted by Dr. Andrew Pinto and the Upstream Lab team, each episode delves into important health issues and shares insights from patient partners, community members, and experts. Our guests bring diverse backgrounds to the table, sharing their knowledge and experiences around an upstream approach to health.

Episode 4: Sophia Ilyniak and Ricardo Tranjan

Our speakers discuss the myths about renters, landlords and housing affordability, share how researchers, academics and public policy professionals can support advocates and movements to solve the housing crisis, and define ways we can change the landscape of conducting homelessness research.

Episode 3: Drs. Arvin Garg, Kate Mulligan, and Ritika Goel

Virchow famously said, “Medicine is a social science and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale”, but are there things we should consider when healthcare gets involved with social issues? We invited speakers from Canada and the USA to help you understand all sides of this question, discussing the context and considerations surrounding the medicalization of social determinants of health.

Episode 2: Drs. Ashti Doobay-Persaud, David Blane, and Andrew Pinto

We invited professors, who are also physicians, to share their experiences teaching the social determinants of health in Canada, the USA, and Scotland.

Episode 1: Alexander Zsager and Dr. Mathieu Isabel

A community advisor with lived experience and a family physician share stories and realities of engaging with people experiencing homelessness in clinical work and research.

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