Health Professionals In Recovery

Hosted BySean Fogler, MD, Bill Kinkle, BS, RN, EMT-P

To provide peer support, advocacy and education to healthcare professionals who struggle with substance use disorders, process addictions and mental health challenges. We connect, support and restore our colleagues — improving their health and professional careers. We deliver our mission through confidential support, educational programming, writing, speaking and our podcast.

We are healthcare professionals living in long-term recovery. Our training, lived experience and experience with professional health programs make us uniquely qualified to support and guide our colleagues who often suffer in silence. We have both struggled with substance use disorders and the mental health challenges that often co-occur, and we both have experience with trauma something frequently found at the root of addiction. The gift of recovery has transformed our lives, and now it’s our duty to share it with our colleagues, helping them find a new path forward.


All Episodes

Vaccine Hesitancy and Allyship with Aysha Khoury, MD, MPH

In 2019, Dr. Aysha (i-sha) Khoury (koo-ree) was recruited to become founding faculty at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine. She developed case-based curricula, implementing flipped classroom and...

Motivational Interviewing for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with Joseph Weiner, MD, PhD

Dr. Joseph Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medicine and Science Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he co-directs the four-year curriculum in...

How Do People Make Decisions about Vaccinations with Reyaneh Maktoufi, PhD

Dr. Reyhaneh Maktoufi has recently defended her Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. She is a Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow at WGBH/NOVA. Her main fields...

Science Communication: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Edition, with Matthew Facciani, PhD

Matthew Facciani, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University in the Medicine, Health, and Society Department. His research interests include LGBTQ health, social networks, political polarization, and misinformation....

Consent-Driven Care with Dr. Crystal Beal

Dr. Crystal Beal is a non-binary femme physician, who provides high-quality, expert, and individualized queer and #genderaffirming medical care through QueerDoc.com. QueerDoc’s mission is to raise the bar and...

Legal Issues Around Vaccines from Lawsuits to Mandates with Professor Dorit Reiss, PhD

Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss’ undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science is from the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she served as Editor-in-Chief of...

Cognitive Biases in Vaccine Decision Making with Jonathan Howard, MD

Jonathan Howard, MD, is double boarded in Neurology and Psychiatry and as he puts it in his Twitter profile, the author of several non-bestselling neurology textbooks. That’s not why...

Moving the Needle on SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Fence-Sitters with Jordan Harbinger

Jordan Harbinger is a recovering Wall Street lawyer, turned podcaster. He’s actually been podcasting for longer than we’ve had smart phones. So why would I be asking him about...

Deep Listening – Impact Beyond the Exam Room, with Oscar Trimboli

Oscar Trimboli is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and the world. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and...