• 31 August 2021

    GCPH Seminar Series 18: Lecture 1 - Prof Sandro Galea


    Priorities for post-COVID-19 public health research, education and practice

    Sandro Galea MD, MPH, DrPH

    Dean, Robert A Knox Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University

    The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, with more than four million people dying of the disease so far. COVID-19 is the defining public health crisis of a generation, and it should generate a full-scale assessment of how public health has fared in this moment – what we have done well and what we have not, and the implications this has for the future of public health.

    This presentation addressed priorities for research, education, and practice agendas in the post-COVID-19 world.

    Sandro Galea, is a physician, epidemiologist, and author. He is dean and Robert A Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health and previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed literature and is a regular contributor to a range of public media on the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences and has received several lifetime achievement awards. He holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.


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