Creating a Public Health System for Equity

The Dean's Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health
11:30 am
12:30 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Oxiris Barbot, MD, Wes Moore, and Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH (moderator)
Seminar Series
Office of the Dean
Open to the Columbia Community

Oxiris Barbot, MD
Senior Fellow for Public Health and Social Justice, JPB Foundation
Former Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Member, Mailman School of Public Health Board of Advisors
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Family Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Wes Moore
Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH (moderator)
Dean, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Initiated in 2008, Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century.

COVID-19 has served as a magnifying glass on a broken, structurally racist and unequal health system which falls grievously short of protecting communities of color, the aged and the vulnerable. It also has highlighted the devastating consequences of our country’s absence of a public health system charged with protecting and elevating health for all. As an institution long-focused on health equity, this year we will deepen our understanding, research, teaching and action on this topic, through our Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health Series.

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Lauren Sagnella, Associate Director Special Events