Launched in early April 2020, just weeks into the beginning of quarantine for most Americans, this limited-run podcast series features renowned emergency room physician Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H., reporting from the front lines of the COVID-l9 pandemic. Dr. Choo, an associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and co-founder of the gender-equity initiative Equity Quotient and Time’s Up Healthcare, unpacks issues such as racial inequity in healthcare and our cultural tendency to look to men (specifically, white men) as leaders. Doctor’s Log gives listeners an unfiltered view of the current health crisis and shares what we all need to know to stay safe.

“If you are on any COVID-19 initiative, a task force, an emergency committee, I’m gonna take a really crazy guess and say that the first three people pulled in were three Davids and one Kevin.”

—Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H.

“So wearing a mask is simply saying—I care about my neighbor, I care about the elderly, I care about people with chronic diseases who may be immunosuppressed...It’s simply not being a totally self-centered jerk.”

—In Other Words, Wear Your Mask, Episode 9

“Bringing racial equity to healthcare is something that will be worthwhile for generations to come—and it's where so many of us need to put our energies in whatever time we have to give.”

—Stay Outraged, Episode 10