HealthMatters@BUSargent is the podcast of the Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. The mission of Sargent College is to advance, preserve, disseminate, and apply knowledge in the health and rehabilitation sciences. BU Sargent College strives to create an environment that fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs, who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director at Sargent College.
Professor Blake (BU):
Professor Joan Salge Blake is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University one Nutrition and Healthy Eating Expert. She is the author of the Nutrition & You, Nutrition & You: Core Concepts to Good Health, and Nutrition: From Science to You.
As an American Dietetic Association Media Spokesperson and Nutrition Expert for BU, she has conducted over 500 media interviews annually.
Prof. Blake was awarded the 2009 Annie Galbraith Outstanding Dietitian by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association.
Grasso Group is a results-based consultant firm offering projects and operations management, corporate public relations services, crisis communication and corporate reputation management, and much more. With unmatched success in acquiring permits and performing Public Relations and Governmental Affairs activities, they represent and help plan, develop, and build various types of projects for organizations from the energy industry to the cannabis business. They enlist support of countless stakeholders including elected and appointed officials, environmental organizations, and other business organizations.
Vanessa Gerard has been a prosecutor with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office since 2012. She is currently assigned to the Gang Prosecution Unit. She has tried over 40 cases to verdict and argued before the 4th District Court of Appeals. She is a member of the SDDA Recruitment Committee, and trains within her own county and the California District Attorney's Association. Outside the office, she is an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law teaching Trial Practice, and Trial Skills for Distinguished Advocates. Vanessa is President and Founder of Amicus Events, an event planning and floral company. She recently authored a series of children's books, "My Mom is a Lawyer." Inspiration for the book came during her time working remotely during the pandemic. They tell children the story of women lawyers in the workplace, the road to becoming a lawyer, and the reasons why mom/aunt might be working late sometimes. It is great to see women in our office empowering our children to understand the work we do. She is a also a graduate of Boston University COM '08, and California Western School of Law '11.
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