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FIELDING FOCUS | Public Health in a Pandemic: COVID-19 & Vulnerable Populations

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hosts experts to address public health concerns during the pandemic

Newswise — The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has launched FIELDING FOCUS, a webinar discussion series that has begun with weekly curated conversations addressing public health and COVID-19. During upcoming sessions, we will explore the impact that the current pandemic is having on vulnerable populations (May 5) and on wellness and healthy living (May 12). Additional sessions are in the planning stages.

Public Health in a Pandemic: COVID-19 & Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, May 5   |   6:00 PM PDT – 7:00 PM PDT   |   Via Zoom

Moderator

Jessica Gipson

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Panelists

Linda Delp

Director, UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Health Sciences
& Center for Occupational and Environmental Health 
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Chandra Ford

Founding Director, Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Randall Kuhn

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

 

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