The Critical Role of Technology in Raising Public Health Awareness with Hal King
The founder of Public Health Innovations, Dr. Hal King, joins Richard Simms and Carlos Gonzales on the first episode of the Digital Footprint. In this episode, Hal, Richard, and Carlos explore the intersection of public health and technology. The conversation highlights the importance of preventing the spread of infectious diseases and foodborne illnesses at work, in restaurants, and other institutions while focusing on the vital role of technology in public health management.
Hal discusses public health concerns during a critical point of the conversation, especially regarding food safety. He mentions using technology to raise awareness of foodborne diseases, which may be as hazardous as respiratory infections (coronavirus). Hal also breaks down the various challenges of developing technology to solve problems without understanding how apps get created.
💡 Name: Hal King
💡 What he does: Dr. Hal King is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Active Food Safety, LLC and the Founder/Owner of the Public Health Innovations, LLC. As a public health professional, Dr. King has worked in the investigation of food-borne and other disease outbreaks with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. King is also the author of three books, several book chapters, and various peer-reviewed scientific publications on infectious disease prevention.
💡 Noteworthy: Dr. Hal King is the recipient of the 2018 NSF International Food Safety Leadership and Innovation Award.
💡 Where to find Hal: LinkedIn.