Unbiased Science
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8 episodes
Dr. Jessica Steier, a public-health expert, and Dr. Andrea Love, an immunology expert, are the hosts of Unbiased Science, a podcast devoted to objective, critical appraisal of available evidence on health-related topics relevant to listeners’ daily lives.

Episodes

You Down with RCTs? (Yeah, You Know Me!)
2020 Oct 2651m 24s
In this episode we geek out over research study design. We kick-off the episode with a primer on how research studies work and the factors that strengthen and weaken the validity of a study. We set the stage with a discussion of the "counterfactual"...
Spilling The Immuni-tea on Supplements
2020 Oct 1958m 26s
In this episode, we discuss whether or not it is possible to “boost” our immune system. We start things off with a primer on immune system basics, including the different components of the immune system. We briefly touch on conditions where the immune...
The Taming of the Flu
2020 Oct 1258m 13s
On this week's episode, we talk all about the flu! We start off with the basics of influenza and the different strains and mutations of the virus (and why they necessitate our getting an annual shot). Next, we answer our "Heard from the Herd" question...
No Mask On Your Face, You Big Disgrace, Spreading Your Germs All Over the Place: Part 1
2020 Oct 0554m 46s
In this two-part episode, we do a deep dive into the evidence-based do’s and don’t’s for being safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part 1 focuses on hygiene and infection prevention, and part 2 focuses on behaviors and best practices.In Part 1, we...
No Mask On Your Face, You Big Disgrace, Spreading Your Germs All Over the Place: Part 2
2020 Oct 0550m 32s
In this two-part episode, we do a deep dive into the evidence-based do’s and don’t’s for being safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part 1 focuses on hygiene and infection prevention, and part 2 focuses on behaviors and best practices.In Part 2, we...
Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots...How Vaccines Work to Protect Us From Infectious Diseases
2020 Sep 2840m 7s
In this episode, we take a break from COVID-19 to discuss vaccines: specifically, what they are, how they work, and how they provide immunity to disease. We describe the different types of vaccines and some examples of the diseases they provide...
Is There Antibody Out There? The Path to an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine
2020 Sep 2143m 20s
Welcome to the Unbiased Science Podcast! Join Dr. Jessica Steier, a public health expert, and Dr. Andrea Love, an immunology expert, as they dive into the science behind pertinent health-related topics. Former college classmates, these two esteemed...
Welcome to the Unbiased Science Podcast!
2020 Sep 112m 18s
In this short teaser, co-hosts Dr. Jess Steier and Dr. Andrea Love provide a brief glimpse of what you can expect from the Unbiased Science podcast.