Public Health school holding weekly Conversations about COVID-19

The Graduate School of Public Health is holding weekly Conversations about COVID-19 seminars at 4 p.m. Fridays featuring experts from the school addressing different aspects of the coronavirus epidemic.

The first session on May 8 was on the “History and Future of COVID-19” with Amy Hartman, assistant professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, and Donald Burke, dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Public Health. Find a recording of that discussion here.

Additional information on the series can be found at

Upcoming topics include:

May 15: Health Equity Response to COVID-19 in Allegheny County,” with Fred Brown, president and CEO of the Forbes Fund; Tiffany Gary-Webb, associate professor of Epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Health Equity; and Noble Maseru, professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and associate dean for diversity and inclusion. 

May 22: “Phylogenetic Trees — What They Can (And Can't) Tell Us About COVID-19” with Eleanor Feingold, interim chair and professor, Human Genetics, and Jeremy J Martinson, assistant professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

May 29: Understanding and Addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic,” with Steve Albert, professor and chair, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and doctoral student Beth Hoffman​

June 5: “Biostatistical Modeling, Estimation and Decision-making Support for COVID-19,” with Lu Tang and Andriy Bandos, Department of Biostatistics

June 12: Health Department Responses with Catherine Haggerty, associate professor of Epidemiology, and Wendy Braund, director of Center for Public Health Practice

June 19: COVID-19: The effect on Latinos and Immigrants. Patricia Documet, associate professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, will discuss the effect of the pandemic on Latinos and immigrants with Guillermo Perez of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and Monica Ruiz of Casa San Jose.

June 26: Speakers and subject TBA.

While scientific in both tone and content, these talks are appropriate for a broad audience. Registration is required in advance to receive a Zoom link and password.