Part 1: Data, race, and COVID-19

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first panel in our series will explore the importance of collecting and utilizing data on race to better understand the impact of the pandemic.

Cohosted with Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Part 1: Monday, April 5, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Part 2: Tuesday, April 6, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Part 3: Wednesday, April 7, 4:30 – 6:00 PM


  • 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Opening Conversation
    In conversation: Dean Sandro Galea and Dr. Ibram Kendi
  • 5:00 – 5:40 p.m.
  • Panel Presentations
  • 5:40 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Moderated Discussion and Q&A from the Audience


  • @sandrogalea

    Dean Sandro Galea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


    Ibram Kendi

    Director and Founder, Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • @KimberlyEAtkins

    Kimberly Atkins

    (MODERATOR) Senior Opinion Writer, The Boston Globe

  • @megansandel

    Megan Sandel

    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

  • @KayeAlese

    Kaye-Alese Green

    Diversity & Inclusion Fellow, BUSM; Visiting Fellow, Institute of Health Systems Innovation & Policy

  • @stephanieedc

    Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba

    Executive Director, Children’s HealthWatch

  • Stephen A. Wilson

    Chair, Family Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Jayakanth Srinivasan

    Research Associate Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business

  • @JuliaRaifman

    Julia Raifman

    Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Aviva Geiger Schwarz

    Data Editor, The COVID Racial Data Tracker, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research


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