Find out what Corning's Kia Swan-Moore has in common with Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "In the Room Where It Happens" 


Lin-Manuel Miranda's critically acclaimed musical "Hamilton" features a song titled "In The Room Where It Happens." Performed primarily by the character Aaron Burr, the song serves as a pivotal moment in the story by offering insight into his motivations and feelings of frustration. In this episode of OccTok, host Jeff Donnell from Enterprise Health talks with Kia Swan-Moore, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Health Services at Corning Incorporated, who was literally in the room when the idea for the OccTok podcast was born.


OccTok supports the mission of ACOEM's Ambassador Program, an initiative to increase awareness of occupational and environmental medicine among medical and APP students and residents and provide opportunities for real-world experiences for interested trainees.


The Ambassador Program is led by a group of occupational health professionals who recruit others in the specialty to volunteer as ambassadors and present at lunch and learns at medical and physician assistant schools throughout the U.S. The presentations introduce attendees to the specialty and its benefits which include high satisfaction and low burnout rates, and provide information on common work environments including hospitals and health systems, colleges and universities, the public sector, sports and entertainment, and a wide variety of corporate and manufacturing settings. 


Listen now to hear about Kia's journey from chemical engineering to occupational health and what she sees as the key for attracting new talent to the field.