Date: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Virtual

Sten VermundSten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Yale School of Public Health 

Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, is Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine.  He is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low and middle-income countries, and on health disparities in the U.S. Recent work has included COVID-19 control and prevention and helping capacitate the new National Institute of Public Health in Chad. Dr. Vermund is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the AAAS. Prior to joining Yale in 2017, Dr. Vermund worked for 29 years south of the Mason-Dixon line at NIH, UAB, and Vanderbilt.

Title: COVID-19:  Public health action in a partisan environment

Public health can be controversial when vested commercial interests clash with health and wellness, as the environmental health community knows all too well. Many were surprised, however, when COVID-19 became a partisan issue, from stay-to-home orders to masks to vaccines.  Dr. Vermund will discuss his own experiences as an infectious disease epidemiologist and pediatrician, will review the historical roots of this conflict, and propose strategies for mitigating the harm that is wrought from public policies that are incoherent or antithetical to disease control and prevention. He will invite debate and alternative points of view.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation and link to the meeting

Upcoming Woodson Webinars

December 1, 2021
Ralph DiClemente, Ph.D. – Professor & Chair, NYU School of Global Public Health

February 23, 2022
Joseph McCormick, M.D. - Dean and Professor, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health

April 20, 2022
Steven Luby, M.D., Associate Dean and Professor Global Health Research at Stanford School of Medicine

This series is sponsored by the School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS) and the SPHIS Student Government Association, with funding provided by the Woodson Lectureship Endowment.


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