This program will explore the importance of stopping the spread of monkeypox without encouraging the spread of stigma. Speakers will address both the epidemiological and social challenges posed by the disease, including what we can learn from past disease outbreaks and from the COVID pandemic. As the country grapples with how best to address monkeypox, there is little doubt that doing so requires both an effective public health response and a clear eye on the challenges of stigma that can readily emerge around the disease.

Cohosted with The LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff and the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.


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  • @KellanEBaker

    Kellan Baker

    Executive Director, Whitman-Walker Institute

  • @DrSeanCahill

    Sean Cahill

    Director, Health Policy Research, Fenway Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


    David Hamer

    Acting Director, Center for Emerging Infectious Disease Research and Policy; Professor, Global Health and Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine

  • @ellelettMDPhD

    Elle Lett

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Health Informatics Program, Boston Children’s Hospital


    Angela Rasmussen

    Research Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan

  • @DrCraigAndrade

    Craig S. Andrade

    Associate Dean for Practice, Boston University School of Public Health (MODERATOR) (SPH'06,'11)


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