Athena Linos (Αθηνά Λινού) -- Paying It Forward (Twice Over)
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Athena Linos, 68, a highly regarded  Greek epidemiologist, has been called that country's Anthony Fauci. She was born and raised in a small Greek village, the daughter of the town's baker. Athena succeeded in Greece's patriarchal society because her mother did all she could to see that Athena had a chance for academic achievement that had been inaccessible to her.

All of Athena's four daughters have succeeded in their own right, as has her son.  Katie interviews one of those daughters, Natalia Linos, 38, who followed in her mother's footsteps and became an epidemiologist. And like her mother, Natalia is a strong advocate for health equity. She's now executive director of of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard.

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Music composed and performed by
Andrea Perry.
Artwork by Paula Mangin. (@PaulaBallah)
Producer: Alice Hudson
Intern: Rosie Manock (@RosieManock)

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