Episode 33: December 26, 2022

On this episode we hear about the consequences of political polarization for the mental and physical health of Americans. I speak with Dr. Sameera Nayak, Assistant Professor of Public Health in UMBC’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health.

Is divisive politics making Americans sick? – Social Science & Medicine

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On Campus Connections, we hear about a recent book chapter by Dr. John Rennie Short, Professor of Public Policy at UMBC.

The Pandemic and the Costs of an Unhealthy America


Retrieving the Social Sciences is a production of the UMBC Center for Social Science Scholarship.  Our podcast host is Dr. Ian Anson, our director is Dr. Christine Mallinson, our associate director is Dr. Felipe Filomeno. and our production assistant is Alex Andrews.  Our theme music was composed and recorded by D’Juan Moreland.  Special thanks to Amy Barnes and Myriam Ralston for production assistance.  Make sure to follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube, where you can find full video recordings of recent UMBC events.