Coronavirus Seminar Series

Our Coronavirus Seminar Series addresses different aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing together experts to discuss the causes and consequences of this global pandemic. The seminars aim to provide our community and the public with state-of-the-science information about the pandemic and its intersection with public health and keep us all connected to one another during this time.

Upcoming Coronavirus Seminars

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online

CORONAVIRUS SEMINAR SERIES

COVID-19: Global Perspectives
Kalpana Balakrishnan, Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Occupational Environmental Health, and Professor, SRU-ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Air Quality, Climate and Health, Sri Ramachandra Institute for Higher Education and Research, Chennai; Heidi Larson, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science and Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Clinical Professor, Department of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle; Sherine Shawky, Senior Research Scientist, The Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo; Jeanette Vega, Chief Medical Innovation and Technology Officer, Red de Salud UC-Christus; and Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Past Coronavirus Seminars

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
Climate Change and Health: Learning from COVID-19
Mona Sarfaty, Director, Program for Climate and Health, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University; Renee Salas, Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jalonne White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation; Greg Wellenius, Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health; and Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
After COVID-19: (Re)Building Resilient Cities
Jennifer Keesmaat, CEO, The Keesmaat Group, and Former Chief Planner, Toronto; Katie Swenson, Senior Principal, MASS Design Group; Joan Saba, Partner, NBBJ; Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Boston University Initiative on Cities; and Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
Media, Social Media, and COVID-19
Margaret Low, Chief Executive Officer, WBUR; Roxane Cohen Silver, Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health, University of California Irvine; Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa; Mariette DiChristina, Dean, Boston University College of Communication; and Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
COVID-19: The Health Consequences of the Consequences
Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Catherine Maclean, Associate Professor, Temple University; Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; and Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
Building the Public Health System of the Future
Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Mary Bassett, Former Commissioner of Health, New York City, and Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University; John Auerbach, Former Commissioner of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Former Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission, and President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health; and Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
COVID-19 Pandemic: Mental Health Consequences and Implications
Sarah Lipson, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; Jaimie Gradus, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; Sandro Galea , Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
Politics, Health, and Coronavirus
Eduardo Gomez, Associate Professor, College of Health at Lehigh University; Jennifer Grodsky, Vice President for Federal Relations, Boston University; David Jones, Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health; and Daniel E. Dawes, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, and Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
Mental Health in a Time of Crisis
Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sarah Lowe, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine; and Patricia Watson, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and Senior Educational Specialist, National Center for PTSD.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4–5 p.m. | Online
The Coronavirus Epidemic: State of the Science
Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health; Ronald Corley, Boston University School of Medicine, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL); and Pat Hibberd, Boston University School of Public Health.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Online
Coronavirus: What Do We Know? What Do We Not Know? What Should We Be Doing?
Rita Nieves, Boston Public Health Commission; Davidson Hamer, Boston University; Nahid Bhadelia, Boston University School of Medicine and National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL); Ronald Corley, Boston University School of Medicine, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL); Wendy Mariner, Boston University School of Public Health; and moderator Pat Hibberd, Boston University School of Public Health.