COVID Conversations: COVID-19 Demographics and Public Health Updates

With Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 • 4:00 p.m. PDT

Ages 12+

Online Event: Watch the livestream on YouTube and Facebook.

Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Jennifer Frazier in conversation with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco and Co-Founder of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. It’s well documented that African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are overrepresented in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo will discuss why this disease is having a disproportionate impact on these communities and what steps we can take. She will also address general public health questions on the latest guidelines, including the use of masks. Send your questions for this week’s expert by posting them here.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and ;Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine. She co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a research center focused on discovery, implementation, policy, advocacy, and community engagement for communities at risk for poor health and inadequate healthcare. She is an expert in prevention and previously served on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as a member (2010–2017) and as vice chair and chair (2014–2017).  She is an inducted member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the National Academy of Medicine. 


 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1548297. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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