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Dornsife Hosts "Looking Beyond Fear: A Public Health Approach to Coronavirus"

Panel of speakers

March 10, 2020

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University hosted a special event “Looking Beyond Fear: A Public Health Approach to Coronavirus” on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, on Drexel’s main campus. The event attracted many students, faculty, staff and members of the community, both in-person and via a live stream.

The panel of experts discussed the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and shared public health approaches to combat the spread of the virus, employing their unique expertise and backgrounds in public health.

Watch video from the event:

Topics and Speakers:

"Human Rights Considerations in the Global Response to COVID-19," presented by Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH, clinical professor, department of Community Health and Prevention, director, the Office of Global Health at Dornsife

"The Role of U.S. Health Departments in Responding to Infectious Disease Crises," presented by James Buehler, MD, clinical professor and interim chair, department of Health Management and Policy at Dornsife, former health commissioner of Philadelphia

"COVID-19: Clinical Characteristics, Transmission, and Diagnosis," presented by Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP, associate clinical professor, department of Environmental and Occupational Health, director, Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication at Dornsife

"What We Know About the Epidemiology of COVID-19 (And What We Don’t)," presented by Michael LeVasseur, PhD, MPH, visiting assistant professor, department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife

"Drexel’s Management of COVID-19," presented by Annette Molyneux, PhD, assistant vice president, Student Life, director, Counseling and Health at Drexel


Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH, professor and chair, department of Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife

Visit Drexel's Response to Coronavirus, a dedicated website on the Drexel network, for the latest updates from the university.