Michigan Minds

Informative analysis from the University of Michigan

  • 18. Exploring Carbon Pricing and Carbon Border Adjustments

    Barry Rabe, PhD, joins this episode of Michigan Minds to talk about his recent paper, Carbon Pricing Enters Middle Age, and discusses how carbon border adjustments can link future carbon pricing to international trade.Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the Arthur Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy. His research examines the political feasibility and durability of environmental and energy policy, with a particular emphasis on efforts to address climate change in the United States and other nations.
  • 17. 'Gaslighting' and its impact on mental health

    Paige Sweet, PhD, assistant professor in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, studies gender and sexuality, knowledge, and gender-based violence, and her work focuses on domestic violence. She joins Michigan Minds during Mental Health Awareness Month to talk about 'gaslighting' — what it looks like, how it impacts mental health, and resources to help community members find support to focus on their well-being.Resources mentioned in the podcast for anyone experiencing domestic violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ncadv.org Download transcript
  • 16. Nurses Week: Supporting, Celebrating and Protecting Nurses

    Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing and Professor of the Health Management and Policy School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Improving Patient and Population Health (CIPPH), joins Michigan Minds for National Nurses Week. He talks about how the industry has changed in the past year since he last joined Michigan Minds and the challenges that nurses are currently facing.Download transcript
  • 15. Harnessing Culture to Inspire, Influence and Impact

    How does brand purpose allow companies to connect with consumers? How are buyers influenced? How do marketers leverage the relationships that customers build with brands? Marcus Collins, clinical assistant professor of marketing at Michigan Ross, studies consumer culture theory — the convergence of anthropology, psychology, and sociology in marketing — to answer those questions. In this episode, Collins discusses how communal connections that are facilitated through cultural characteristics influence consumption and behavior, which is a topic he explores in his new book For The Culture. Podcast transcript
  • 14. The Impact of Social Support on the Risk of Depression

    Srijan Sen, PhD, is the director of the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center and joins this episode of Michigan Minds to talk about recent data from the Intern Health Study, the impact of social support on depression risk and Mental Health Awareness Month. Sen is the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences in the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry, where his research focuses on the interactions between genes and the environment and their effect on stress, anxiety and depression.
  • 13. Examining the Impacts of Climate Change on Northern Forests

    Peter Reich, PhD, is the director of the Institute for Global Change Biology (IGCB) at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. Reich, who has conducted global change research on plants, soils and ecosystems, joins this episode of Michigan Minds to talk about the research of the IGCB, and how climate change influences the health, diversity and productivity of forests and grassland.
  • 12. Reducing Carbon Emissions as Consumers

    In this episode of Michigan Minds, Gregory Keoleian, PhD, talks about ways consumers can reduce their carbon footprint in three areas of their daily lives: home, mobility and diet.  Keoleian co-founded and serves as director of the U-M Center for Sustainable Systems. He is also a Peter M. Wege Endowed Professor of Sustainable Systems at the U-M School for the Environment and Sustainability, and a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the U-M College of Engineering. His research focuses on the development and application of life cycle models and metrics to enhance the sustainability of products and technology.
  • 11. Improving Access to Clean Mobility

    With a focus on energy justice and equity, Sita Syal, PhD, studies the future of clean transportation and energy, and analyzes equity considerations in the design of these systems. Syal is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Syal discusses the shift to electric vehicles, and how communities can work toward the goal of access to clean mobility for everyone.
  • 10. Long-term Effects of Climate Disasters on Human Health

    Sue Anne Bell, PhD, is an assistant professor at the U-M School of Nursing, nurse scientist and family nurse practitioner. Bell joins Michigan Minds to talk about the long-term effects of climate disasters on human health, how climate change impacts older adults, and cost-effective ways to build an emergency preparedness kit.