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Download and listen to NACDD’s podcasts to further your professional development on your own schedule. Podcasts are approximately 20 minutes long, on average, and feature a variety of experts from across public health and chronic disease prevention and control. View other podcast series.


Listen to then NACDD Board President Dr. Mehul Dalal’s podcast series on leadership for chronic disease prevention professionals.

Succession Planning: Dr. Mehul Dalal speaks with Dr. Jeanne Alongi, an NACDD leadership expert, on the key findings from a broad survey of the public health national work force, including underexplored issues related to workforce diversity and competency needs.

Public Health Leadership Challenges for the 21st Century:
Dr. Mehul Dalal speaks with Dr. Ursula Bauer, director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about public health’s leadership legacy and a different way to think about leadership for managers.

Administrative Evidence-Based Practices: Dr. Mehul Dalal speaks with Dr. Ross Brownson, Bernard Becker Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis and co-director of the Prevention Research Center, about peer-reviewed research on the kinds of characteristics that can make health departments more effective and the tools that can support this transformation.

Leading Through Change and Disruption: Dr. Mehul Dalal speaks with Dr. Mark Lipton, a professor at the New School, about leaders handling disruption in the private sector and the ways in which leaders can survive and succeed when facing ambiguity and managing uncertainty.

Job Crafting: Dr. Mehul Dalal speaks with Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski, professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, on the concept of job crafting and how it ties to vital aspects about our personal relationship with our work, including practical strategies to improve job satisfaction.

Representational Groups: Dr. Mehul Dalal speaks with Dr. David Berg, a clinical professor of Psychiatry and an organizational psychologist with the Yale School of Medicine, about how coordinated chronic disease work and coalition work, in general, can be impacted by the behavior of representative groups and their dynamics.

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