COVID-19: The Health Consequences of the Consequences.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Possible Prenatal Harms of COVID-19
Slimmer Paychecks, Poorer Health
Economic Impact Over the Life Course
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This panel will explore the long-tail health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The experts will examine the social and economic changes that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and how these changes will shape population health in the coming years and decades.
4 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Sandro Galea (@sandrogalea), Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
4:05 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
FRAMING THE ISSUE
Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Co-director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing. She also co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is the President of the American Society of Health Economics, has served as the Vice President of the American Economics Association, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Society of Labor Economists, and of the Econometric Society, and has honorary degrees from the University of Lyon and the University of Zurich. She was named a Nomis Distinguished Scientist in 2018. She has served on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science, as the Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the editorial boards of many other journals. Currie is a pioneer in the economic analysis of child development. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, and the important role of mental health.
4:15 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
LONG-TAIL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES
Catherine Maclean, Associate Professor, Temple University
Professor Maclean’s research uses health and labor economic theory to empirically explore the causes and consequences of substance use, mental health, insurance coverage, and labor market outcomes. She is particularly interested in the role of public policies in influencing these outcomes. Professor Maclean is a Research Associate in the Health Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics. She is a Co-Editor at the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Her recent work examines the effect of insurance regulations, tobacco control regulations, and access to healthcare services. Professor Maclean’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.
4:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
IMPACT OVER THE LIFE COURSE
Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Arjumand Siddiqi is Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she also holds appointments in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and the Hospital For Sick Children, as well as at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Siddiqi is interested in understanding how societal conditions produce and resolve inequities in population health and human development across the lifespan. Her research focuses primarily on the roles of resource inequities and social policies, the methods and metrics that enable scientific inquiry on health inequities, and mechanisms related to public and political uptake of evidence.
Dr. Siddiqi is an alumnus of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Global Academy and former Associate Member of its Program on Successful Societies. She was also a member of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health Knowledge Hub on Early Child Development, and has consulted to several international agencies including the World Bank and UNICEF. Dr. Siddiqi received her doctorate in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.
4:35 p.m. – 5 p.m.
MODERATED DISCUSSION AND Q&A
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