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Shared Humanity Podcast

In the Yale School of Public Health’s “Shared Humanity” podcast and video series, host Nelba Márquez-Greene talks to the humans behind the headlines of gun violence in a moment in history where all too often we focus on everything but our shared humanity. They tell their own stories, discuss solutions that can work, and teach us how we can best support them. Through powerful narratives and evidence-based insights, each episode empowers listeners to take action toward positive change and hope.

Márquez-Greene is Yale School of Public Health's Activist in Residence, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in grief, loss, and trauma, and one of the “Ten Women Changing the World,” according to People Magazine’s October 2019 issue. Márquez-Greene’s daughter, Ana Grace, 6, was one of 20 students, and 6 administrators and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.

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About the Host

  • Activist in Residence

    Nelba holds a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Joseph College. Nelba taught and supervised at the Family Therapy program at the University of Winnipeg’s Aurora Family Therapy Centre and later worked as the Coordinator for Klingberg Family Therapy Center’s outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric clinic. She also served as adjunct faculty at Central Connecticut State University. Nelba founded the CTAMFT (Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) Diversity Committee and served on the CTAMFT Board of Directors. For her advocacy, she received the 2004 Minority Fellowship Award by the AAMFT, the 2004 Distinguished Professional Service Award, and the 2013 Service to Families Award by the CTAMFT. In 2017 she was awarded the Key to the Centre award at the Aurora family Therapy Centre in Winnipeg, MB. In 2018, she was profiled as one of “100 Women of Color” and a YWCA (CT) Women’s Leadership Award recipient. She was featured in People Magazine’s October 2019 issue as one of Ten Women Changing the World and also recognized by Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton in their Book of Gutsy Women. Nelba has testified and advocated at the state and federal levels on many different mental health initiatives, hosted TEDx talks, and is a nationally sought after speaker. In the many years that have followed, stints in advocacy, public policy, community care, etc. have affirmed her core belief that in order to change the world through policy and research we must also take care of people. Public health practices can do both.