Grand Rounds Series

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.  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.

All events are open to the public. For questions or more information, please contact las2336 [at] cumc.columbia.edu (Lauren Sagnella)

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify the office at least 10 days in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212.854.2388 and disability [at] columbia.edu


2020-2021 Events 
 

Creating a Public Health System for Equity  ​

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Oxiris Barbot, MD
Former Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Senior Fellow for Public Health and Social Justice with The JPB Foundation
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

Racism and the Public’s Health  ​

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mary T. Bassett, MPH, MD
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University
Former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2016 Awardee of the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA (moderator) 
University Professor, Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health
Epidemiology (In ICAP)
Director, ICAP

Protecting (Not Isolating) the Vulnerable   ​

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Howard Zucker, MD, JD
Commissioner of Health for New York State

Shari M. Ling, MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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

2020: The Year of COVID-19   ​

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Delivering Equity Through the Public Health System  ​

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD
President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD 
President
Professor of Public Health Sciences, Health Sector Management and Policy, and Sociology
University of Miami

Winners of the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health

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

With opening remarks from Francesca Calderone-Steichen, MPH

Optimizing Federal and Local Public Health Systems
for the Next Pandemic  ​

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc 
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Sylvia M. Burwell 
President, American University

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

Environmental Justice for the Public’s Health 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Adrienne Hollis, PhD, JD
Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist
Union of Concerned Scientists

Jacqueline Patterson 
Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice
NAACP

Terry McGovern, JD (moderator)
Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health 

 

COVID-19 Lessons for Population Mental Health  

Thursday, April 15, 2021 

Gary S. Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH
Founder, Billion Minds Institute
Former NYC Deputy Health Commissioner
2020-2021 McSilver Fellow-in-Residence
McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University

Kathleen J. Sikkema, PhD
Chair and Stephen Smith Professor 
Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

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