National COVID-19 expert to speak at UB

Published September 29, 2020

Nationally recognized COVID-19 expert Ashish K. Jha will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting global health in a virtual lecture set for Oct. 30.

Jha’s talk, “Covid-19 Pandemic and Challenges in Global Health,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. It is the fifth Richard V. Lee Lectureship in Global Health, which is sponsored annually by the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Immediately following the lecture, SPHHP Dean Jean Wactawski-Wende will facilitate a Q&A with Jha.

Registration is required to attend the lecture and Q&A.

Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, Jha leads national analysis of key issues around COVID-19 and is a vocal advocate for increased testing and contact tracing. He appears frequently in news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Before joining Brown, Jha was the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. In addition to his work related to COVID-19, he researches ways to improve the quality and costs of health care systems, with a specialized focus on the impact of policies. A practicing general internist, Jha has published more than 200 original research studies in such prestigious journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and The BMJ.

The Richard V. Lee, MD, Lectureship in Global Health honors the late Richard V. Lee, who served on the UB faculty for 37 years. It is organized by UB’s Office of Global Health Initiatives. More information is available on the office’s website.