44 minutes | Nov 6th 2017

Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner (episode 4)

In December 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed Dr. Leana Wen as Baltimore City Health Commissioner. In her first year on the job, Dr. Wen would encounter challenges she never could have anticipated -- including the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the ensuing unrest in the city and the subsequent announcement that Rawlings-Blake would not seek re-election. In this episode of Female Trouble, a podcast spotlighting women in Baltimore, Dr. Wen speaks to Quinn about the challenges of overcoming stigmas in addiction and mental health treatment, the advice she's been told to follow as a woman, and how she stays optimistic and driven when faced with Baltimore's health disparities.
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