Past Event

Optimizing Federal & Local Public Health Systems for Next Pandemic

February 11, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Online Event


Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Sylvia M. Burwell
President, American University

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH (moderator)
Dean, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Initiated in 2008, the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century.

COVID-19 has served as a magnifying glass on a broken, structurally racist and unequal health system which falls grievously short of protecting communities of color, the aged and the vulnerable.  It also has highlighted the devastating consequences of our country’s absence of a public health system charged with protecting and elevating health for all.  This year we will deepen our understanding, research, teaching and action on this topic, through our Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health Series.

All events are open to the public.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify the office at least 10 days in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212.854.2388 and [email protected]

Contact Information

Lauren Sagnella, Associate Director of Special Events