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Unequal Destroyer: COVID-19 health disparities and the search for solutions

Scientists from the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) will discuss health disparities in COVID-19 infection risk, disease severity and outcomes, the factors that fuel disparities and possible solutions to address the roots of inequity in disease and health. The discussion will also include the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on homeless people, incarcerated populations and immigrants and asylum seekers.

Speakers include:

George Q. Daley
Dean, Harvard Medical School

Barbara Bierer
Co-founder and Faculty Director, Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

J. Wesley Boyd
Co-founder and Staff Psychiatrist, Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at Cambridge Health Alliance
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Faculty, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Cheryl Clark
Director of Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

James J. O’Connell
President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alysse Wurcel
Attending Physician, Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Details

Date:
September 23, 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hOYkK1NtQJmnJm8dkxMVvg

Location

Venue:
Online

Organizer

Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR)
Email:
masscpr@hms.harvard.edu
Website:
https://masscpr.hms.harvard.edu/