The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1

Webinar //


Mar 25 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 will explore 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.

In our first COVID-19 Conversations webinar, our lineup of public health, medical and emergency experts will share the science on social distancing as well as strategies to support it. And we’ll explore how findings from past pandemics — as well as the current one — can shape responses today.


The webinar will feature a panel of expert speakers, including:

  • Nancy Messonnier, MD — Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marc Lipsitch, DPhil — Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Mitch Stripling — National Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Planned Parenthood and former assistant commissioner of Agency Preparedness and Response for New York City
  • Howard Markel, MD, PhD — George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan

Questions? Contact us.