February 10, 2014

Healthstyles – February 11th a 2-hour special airs 3-5 PM ET 99.5 FM streamed live at wbai.org with co-producers and co-hosts Barbara Glickstein and Liz Seegert.

During the first hour hear from edge-runners from the fields of environmental science, activism and nursing.

Elise Miller, MEd., is the director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment She will discuss how the success in mapping the human genome has fostered the complementary concept of the “exposome”. The exposome can be defined as all the things we’re exposed to, starting in utero, that can influence gene expression. The way genes are expressed, in turn, is critical for determining human susceptibility to disease and disability.

You can listen to the recorded interview with Elise Miller

Peggy M. ShepardExecutive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. She’ll share We ACT’s successful activism strategies.

Susan Luck, RN, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC, is a medical anthropologist, clinical nutritionist, Integrative Nurse Coach, and holistic nurse educator. She has been practicing in integrative healthcare models both in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years. She is founder of  earthrose.org and co-founder and co-director of International Nurse Coach Association (INCA). She will address effective prevention strategies for individuals, families and communities.

The second hour hear from  Bob Filbin, Chief Data Scientist at  Crisis Text Line Support for teens 24/7 and Andrea Stella MPH, Executive Director  The Space at Thompkins Square a harm reduction organization providing aid and unconditional support to the transient homeless community. Both of these organizations use social media platforms to reach vulnerable youth and making visible social and health issues that they face.

Tune in.