April 13th: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Healthcare in the US and Globally
Decoding Covid-19 Seminar Series
Virtual seminars on the novel coronavirus and the present pandemic
Sponsored by the Division of Biology and Medicine
When: Seminars will take place Mondays at 4 p.m.
Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals
After participating in this webinar, the learner should be better able to:
1. Review the spread of COVID-19 and how it is affecting population health.
2. State the current impact of COVID-19 on the US healthcare system.
Ashish K. Jha, MD
Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
Incoming Dean of the Brown School of Public Health
Dr. Ashish K. Jha, an accomplished physician, health policy researcher and global health advocate, is currently the faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and has been appointed the next dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Jha co-chaired an international commission that examined the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 and what could be done to strengthen the approach to pandemic preparedness and response. He has written extensively on the importance of international agencies like the World Health Organization and how they can be made more effective in infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola, Zika and now coronavirus.
He has been a national voice on the COVID-19 pandemic, appearing routinely on CNN, The Atlantic, and numerous other outlets.
With sponsored funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health, the Gates Foundation, the Climate Change Solutions Fund and the Commonwealth Fund, Jha’s research focuses on improving the quality of health care systems with a specialized focus on how national policies impact care. He has led some of the seminal work comparing the performance of the U.S. health system to those of other high-income countries to better understand why the U.S. spends more but often achieves less in population health.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.