Advocacy with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Predicting Kindergarten Readiness
In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, focus on the need for advocacy in pediatrics. They talk to Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, about her work to expose lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich. The hosts also interview Caroline Fitzpatrick, PhD, about her Pediatrics article on kindergarten readiness and its effects on future health.
Guest, Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD
Dr. Hanna-Attisha is founder and director of Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative public health program in Flint, Michigan. As a pediatrician and activist-author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified multiple times before the United States Congress. Dr. Hanna-Attisha was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, a New York Times 100 Notable Book.
Guest, Caroline Fitzpatrick, PhD
Caroline Fitzpatrick is an assistant professor, teaching psychology and statistics, at Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia. She’s also a research fellow at the University of Johannesburg in the department of childhood education.