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Summer of COVID-19: Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months

Webinar //


May 27 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST


COVID-19 Conversations A Webinar Series

Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach


Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, the COVID-19 Conversations webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

The eighth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will help set the stage for the months ahead.

As we look forward to the summer months, what can we expect to see as states and communities loosen restrictions? The webinar will explore how the normal course of events including warmer weather, increased tornadoes and hurricanes, months of stay-at-home orders and loosening of restrictions combine to impact health and well-being.


The webinar's panel of expert speakers:

  • Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH (Moderator) — Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Co-Chair, COVID-19 Conversations advisory group
  • Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN — Adjunct Professor, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; Lecturer, Yale School of Medicine
  • Craig Ferguson — Former Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Administration; Former Director, Florida Emergency Management Division
  • Kent Smetters, PhD — Boettner Chair Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Faculty Director of the Penn Wharton Budget Model
  • Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH — Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physician

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.

Questions? Contact us.