On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we welcome high-school student and Founder of Humanity in Health, Sreenidhi Saripalli to speak about her initiative. Living in the United States of America, a place that is home to so many people of different backgrounds, cultures, religions and ethnicities, this episode dives into the work the organization is doing to tackle the lack of cultural competency in healthcare. Inspired by her school’s Health Occupations Students of America chapter which exposed her to cultural diversities and disparities, Sreenidhi realized the role racism and culture have in influencing individual perceptions and access to healthcare. On a quest to answer: “why do healthcare disparities occur?” she now educates her peers through a variety of workshops, informative blogs and podcast conversations with physicians, where she invites them to join her in becoming more culturally competent.
On this episode of the Peer Med podcast, we welcome world renowned speaker Abhijit Naskar. He is a leading neuroscientist, an international best-selling author of more than 40 books, and a global advocate of peace. He tackles fascinating questions about the human mind, neuroscience and dives into the psyche of the deeper emotions, thoughts and behaviours of human beings. He started off studying computer engineering but things took a different turn for Mr Naskar when he discovered his passion for scientific research and the study of human life. He is a champion of human rights and actively advocates for eradicating religious differences and all forms of discrimination; and for this he has been popularly hailed as a humanitarian guiding civilization as a whole. This episodes captures the two in conversation about his book Time to Save Medicine and asks for his advice to clinicians serving on the front-lines of the current health care crisis.