eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 35: Ask the Expert: Monkey Pox (featuring Dr. Rodney Rohde)

The number of monkeypox cases are rising across the US…How worried should you be about this virus?
How can lab professionals use their voice to advocate for public health safety?

In this “Ask the Expert” episode, Stephanie Whitehead talks with Dr. Rodney Rohde, a public health subject matter expert, to answer all your pressing questions about the monkeypox virus. Tune in and learn everything you need to know about the current monkeypox outbreak and other emerging dieases currently in the news.

For a deeper dive into conversations with Dr. Rohde, be sure to check out S2 Ep. 20 “The Path to Least Antibiotic Resistance”.

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Public Health resources recommended in this episode:
Health Alert Network (HAN) | CDC
Home – ProMED – ProMED-mail (promedmail.org)

“Ask the Expert” Guest Bio:

Dr. Rohde has published over 90 research articles and abstracts, two books and is a highly sought keynote presenter with over 100 international, national, and state conference presentations. His two books focus on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) adaptation and Clinical Considerations in Rabies. In recent years, he has become a globally viral author subject matter expert utilizing invited articles, TEDx talks, podcasts, video casts and interviews to enhance science communication and translational health research literacy in public health, healthcare, and the medical laboratory environment.

During the #SARSCoV2 / #COVID19 pandemic, Doc R is the #1 quoted Texas State subject matter expert and conducted over 150 interviews for podcasts, TV, newspapers, and internet sites including dozens of webinars and workshops at all levels. He has received numerous awards and honors during his career, and most recently, added to The Pathologist’s PowerList 2020 and Cardinal Health’s Laboratory Excellence List (2022).


Listeners can connect with Dr. Rodney Rohde at:

Personal Website: https://rodneyerohde.wp.txstate.edu/

Twitter: @RodneyRohde | @TXST_CLS | @TXST_THR

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodneyerohde/ [personal]

[Texas State CLS Program]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010172941875 [personal]

https://www.facebook.com/txstate.cls/ [Texas State CLS Program]

https://www.facebook.com/txst.THR/ [Texas State Translational Health Research]

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWrOlPkjfLm2_i1G3ZVWBg [Youtube channel]

Check out Dr Rhode’s most recent publications and interviews about this topic:
Invited Editorial [Editor Dr. Alison Bert] for Elsevier Connect – What do HIV and COVID-19 have to do with monkeypox? August 18, 2022. https://www.elsevier.com/connect/what-do-hiv-and-covid-19-have-to-do-with-monkeypox Monkeypox Information Center: White House OSTP promoted in a press release this week! (You’re at the top of Public Health): https://www.elsevier.com/connect/monkeypox-information-center/_nocache

Monkeypox Arrives in the U.S.—Now What? Clinical Laboratory News, AACC.org July/August 2022. https://www.aacc.org/cln/articles/2022/julyaugust/monkeypox-arrives-in-the-us-now-what

Invited interview with Jacey Yarbrough and Marissa Mizroch of Spectrum News – Monkeypox. August 4, 2022. https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2022/08/05/texas-colleges-and-universities-prepare-for-monkeypox-outbreaks

Invited interview with Jala Washington of KXAN TV Austin – How Texas schools are preparing for possible monkeypox outbreaks. August 2, 2022. https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/how-texas-schools-are-preparing-for-possible-monkeypox-outbreaks/

Invited interview with Richard Hollingham of The BBC – What is monkeypox and why is it spreading? August 2, 2022. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220801-what-is-monkeypox-and-why-is-it-spreading

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