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The COVID-19 viral outbreak has by now impacted 150+ countries/territories/areas. These extraordinary circumstances provide an opportunity for our faculty experts to share their expertise on numerous aspects and implications of the virus. All Cornell alumni, parents, and friends are invited to watch an insightful and timely conversation covering COVID-19, its origin, response management, and its impact on the global economy and the future of globalization.
To accommodate broad global participation, we streamed this panel in two parts. Thousands of Cornellians tuned-in live on March 23rd and March 28 to hear from Cornell experts.
Lecturer for the Master of Public Health Program in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Services, Lorraine Francis examines public health impact, lessons in disease surveillance, and outbreak response management.
Joining the panel from Weill Cornell Medicine, Nathaniel Hupert, MD, MPH, FACP is the Weill Cornell Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research and of Medicine and co-director of the Cornell Institute for Disease and Disaster Preparedness.
Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of International Trade Policy, Professor of Economics, and Brookings Institute Senior Fellow, Eswar Prasad addresses COVID-19’s impact on the global economy.
Director of the Graduate School Master of Public Health Program and Professor of Reproductive Biology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health & Biomedical Sciences, Alex Travis is a celebrated public health expert.
Professor of Virology and section chief of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology concentration in the Master of Public Health Program, Professor Gary Whittaker provides an overview of the origin of coronavirus (this strain and others familiar to most people, ie, SARS, MERS), zoonotic disease, and disease transmission.
Vice Provost for International Affairs and the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development, Wendy Wolford brings us up to speed on the university’s response to this unprecedented situation.
The College of Veterinary Medicine
The Graduate School Master of Public Health Program
The SC Johnson College of Business
Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs
Alumni Affairs and Development