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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc (NAM)

Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research in the UNC School of Medicine and Associate Provost for UNC Rural Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ensuring Equity Beyond the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed not only long standing racial and ethnic disparities but also the fault lines in our systems of care. How can we rebuild after this pandemic in a way that ensures equity? How can we think about the relationships between systems of care to ensure the most vulnerable in our society have the opportunity for a healthy life?

Bruce Y. Lee, MD MBA

Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health and Executive Director of PHICOR (Public Health Computational and Operations Research)

How Computational Approaches Can Have Helped the Response to COVID-19 and Other Pandemics and Epidemics

Since 2007 our PHICOR Team has developed and used computational models and analytics and systems approach to help with the global, national, state, and local responses for many major infectious disease threats. This has included being embedded in HHS during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic to help with the national response and working with the CDC to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Other examples have included the Zika outbreak and the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET)

Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccination During a Pandemic: When Planning and Scale-up Must Coincide

Pandemics and other emerging infectious diseases involve uncertainty and dynamic circumstances. Responses must be speedy but thoughtful; caring and cultural sensitivity are as important as efficiency. Dr. Schuchat will share her experiences responding to public health emergencies.