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Columbia: Public Health Now Podcast

Where people live and work, what they eat, how much they exercise (or don’t), these factors all contribute enormously to the health of populations. So does policy, access to healthcare, and much more.  Columbia Public Health Now asks Columbia faculty to weigh in on the public health challenges of today and consider their implications for the health and well-being of populations around the world.

This spring, we are exploring the novel coronavirus. COVID-19’s global spread is without historical precedent, touching on all aspects of society. Join us as we attempt to unravel some of the mystery around this virus and its many impacts on individuals and communities both local and global.

Season 1


March 13, 2020
Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology, is a globally recognized infectious disease expert who walks us through what we know so far about the origin of COVID-19.

Our Host:

Maria Andriella O’Brien is deputy chief of staff at Columbia Mailman’s School of Public Health. She received both her MBA and MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University.