- Dr. Anupam B. Jena, host of the Freakonomics MD Podcast and authors of Random Acts of Medicine, discusses the importance of not just solving problems, but also creating interesting ones.
- He explains the concept of natural experiments in healthcare and how they can provide unique insights.
- Dr. Jena shares an intriguing study about the impact of stress on the lifespan of world leaders.
- He discusses the short-term negative effects of running a marathon on health.
In this riveting episode of The BluePrint, we're joined by Dr. Anupam B. Jena, a renowned economist, physician, and the host of the Freakonomics, MD podcast. Dr. Jena shares his unique perspective on the intersection of economics, healthcare, and policy, and how these fields can influence our everyday lives.
Dr. Jena's work revolves around the concept of natural experiments in healthcare, the economics of physician behavior, medical malpractice, and the economics of medical innovation. In our conversation, we delve into the importance of asking the right questions, the impact of stress on world leaders, and the intriguing concept of natural experiments.
In this episode, you'll discover:
- The difference between seeing and looking in healthcare.
- How to cultivate the skill of asking interesting questions.
- The concept of natural experiments and how they can reveal hidden truths.
- The impact of stress on the lifespan of world leaders.
- The importance of creating space for innovation and creativity.
- "We're trained to solve problems, but we're not trained to create or come up with the most interesting problems." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena
- "If this is something that I could talk to a total stranger about who's not at all in my field, would they get it, and would they wanna know more? And if so, that's a good starting point for me." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena
- "Winners of elections, national elections, they have about a two and a half year shorter life than runners up in those same elections who did not win." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena