Ask Brown professors about the stories behind their research

Faculty in Focus Podcast

The Office of the Provost is devoted to nurturing Brown University’s vibrant scholarly community.

The Faculty in Focus podcast, hosted by Brown’s Provost Richard Locke, puts that vibrant community on display through a series of interviews with some of Brown University’s most compelling faculty members.

The MHC Group produces and edits Faculty in Focus. Theme song, sound design and recording are by Tom Van Buskirk.

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Client

Brown University’s Office of the Provost

Tasks

Record, edit, and produce interview podcast .

Timeframe

Summer 2019 – Present

Answer your nagging questions about the environment

Possibly Podcast

What’s the deal with plastic straws? Does speeding waste gas? Is it worth it to buy a hybrid car? Possibly tackles these types of listener questions every Tuesday morning on The Public’s Radio.

Megan Hall from The MHC Group is the host of this podcast/radio show. She also oversees, edits, and advises the Brown University students who research the answers to each question.

Listen to past episodes.  Ask a questionSubscribe to the podcast.

Client

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Tasks

Host and oversee a weekly podcast offering science based answer to environmental questions

Timeframe

Winter 2018 – Present

Assess the health of all Rhode Islanders
Rhode Island health assessment

Assess the health of all Rhode Islanders

Rhode Island is devoted to developing a collaborative and thorough approach to improving the health of all of its residents. But before the state could create this plan, it needed a comprehensive overview of Rhode Island’s current health needs.

Over the course of a year and a half, The MHC Group contributed project management, writing, and editing support for the Rhode Island State Health Improvement Assessment Report, which gathered and analyzed the most recent data about the state’s overarching physical and behavioral health burdens.

The MHC Group worked with a range of state agencies and other partners to create this nearly 150-page analysis of state population health data.

Client

State of Rhode Island, State Innovation Model (SIM) Grant

Tasks

Research, write, edit and project manage population health assessment report

Timeframe

February 2016-June 2017

Turn academic lectures into online courses
Evidence Synthesis Academy

Turn academic lectures into online courses

Systematic reviews answer important questions by finding, combining and analyzing all existing evidence about a particular topic.

This kind of research could be useful to all sorts of people, including lawmakers, journalists, and advocacy groups, but it’s rare that these audiences know about systematic reviews, much less how to use them.

The MHC Group has been working with the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) to change that, by creating free, open access, online courses for anyone who wants to learn more about evidence synthesis and systematic reviews. So far, the team has developed seven courses, available at EvsynthAcademy.org.

Client

Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) at Brown University

Tasks

Write, edit and manage creation of online courses

Timeframe

Spring 2017-Present

Create a how-to guide for making podcasts
podcast how-to guide

Create a how to guide for making podcasts

After listening to your favorite podcasts for years, have you ever had the desire to make one yourself?

The MHC Group wrote this handbook with Neurologist Julie Roth to help health care professionals make podcasts, but most of the advice is general enough for any aspiring podcaster.

Use this guide to learn about recording gear, interview techniques and how to release your podcast into the world. Download a version here: Podcasting for Medical Education: A how to guide.

Client

Rhode Island Hospital

Tasks

Design, write and edit podcast handbook

Timeframe

Spring 2017