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Drexel: Looking Beyond Fear — A Public Health Approach to Coronavirus

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health hosted a special event “Looking Beyond Fear: A Public Health Approach to Coronavirus” on Tuesday, March 10, on Drexel’s main campus. The event attracted many students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, both in-person and via a live stream. The panel of experts discussed the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and each shared public health approaches to combat the spread of the virus employing their unique expertise and backgrounds in public health.

Topics and Speakers:

“Human Rights Considerations in the Global Response to COVID-19” presented by Dr. Joseph Amon, clinical professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, director, the Office of Global Health at Dornsife

“The Role of U.S. Health Departments in Responding to Infectious Disease Crises” presented by Dr. James Buehler, clinical professor and interim chair, Department of Health Management and Policy at Dornsife, former health commissioner of Philadelphia

“COVID-19 — Clinical Characteristics, Transmission, and Diagnosis” presented by Dr. Esther Chernak, associate clinical professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, director, Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication at Dornsife

“What We Know About the Epidemiology of COVID-19 (And What We Don’t)” presented by Dr. Michael LeVasseur, visiting assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife

“Drexel’s Management of COVID-19” presented by Dr. Annette Molyneux, assistant vice president, Student Life, director of the Office of Counseling and Health at Drexel

Moderator:

Dr. Michael Yudell, professor and chair, Department of Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife

Watch the event.

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