Coffee Conversations with Scientists

About the Series

AHW’s popular Conversations with Scientists series is back with a brand new virtual experience!

In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, each month we’ll dig into the science behind a health topic making news today. Think of it as a virtual coffee break, with a science twist. 

You bring the coffee. We’ll bring a scientist. And together we’ll explore what science tells us about the health topics that matter to you!

Upcoming Episodes

Graphic of Coffee Conversations with Scientists October 2021

Managing Mental Wellness: The Science Behind Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Thursday, November 18 | 11 a.m.

‘Tis the season for … stress? Join Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dr. David Cipriano to explore the science behind how stress, burnout, and anxiety can impact our overall well-being, and what we can do to support our mental wellness during the holiday season and beyond

How to Watch: View on the MCW Facebook Page

Previous Episodes

Kids & COVID-19: Vaccine Edition

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 9 a.m.

Join as Children's Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Gutzeit explores the science behind COVID-19 vaccines for kids and what the data says about safety and effictiveness, and the steps we can all take to keep our families healthy today

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The Science of Healthy Eating: How to Eat to Prevent Disease & Promote Health

September 15, 2021 | 11 a.m.

Join Stuart Wong, MD, medical oncologist and director of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Disease Prevention Research Center, and Ken Jacobsohn, MD, associate professor, as they explore the science-driven nutrition plan that can prevent disease, promote good health, and change our bodies and our communities for the better.   

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Kids & COVID-19: A Conversation for Parents & Caregivers

August 3, 2021 | 12-12:30 p.m.

Medical College of Wisconsin pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Zhu talks with Calie Herbst, founder of Milwaukee with Kids, on the science behind COVID-19 in kids, and what parents and caregivers need to know about variants, vaccines, and the latest guidelines for keeping your family healthy this fall.

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Preventing Violence, Promoting Safe & Healthy Communities

July 13, 2021 | 12-12:30 pm

As cities around the country reimagine public safety, Reggie Moore, director of violence prevention in the MCW Comprehensive Injury Center, and host Dr. Marc de Moya, Chief of Trauma Surgery at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin explore the science behind violence prevention

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Let's Talk About Sex, Gender & Health

June 2, 2021 | 12-12:30 p.m.

Join nationally recognized LGBTQ health specialist Dr. Jessica Francis and host Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld for a discussion on sex, gender identity, and health, as they explore what science tells us about how exclusion in health disparities and inequities, and why inclusion in medicine, science, and society matters to health.

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Tired & Overwhelmed During COVID-19

May 4, 2021 | 1:30-2 p.m.

Why do so many of us feel tired and overwhelmed more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began? Health psychologist Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini explores the science behind how our experiences today are shaping how we feel, and what we can do to give ourselves the break we need.

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A Conversation on COVID-19

April 8, 2021 | 1:30-2 p.m.

Join us as nationally recognized infectious disease expert Dr. Joyce Sanchez explores the science behind what we know now about COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and being vigilant so that we can get back to the things we love and miss most.

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