COVID-19 and Telemedicine: Experience from China, India, and the United States

In many countries, telemedicine is playing an important role in COVID-19 pandemic response and may have an increased role in non-COVID-19 service delivery going forward. Join us for a webinar discussion of telemedicine in the three largest countries of the world–China, India, and the United States. Panelists will discuss the policies around insurance coverage, pricing, and quality of telemedicine and the role that telemedicine may have in the regular health…

Modeling COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources, Methodology and Applications (Featuring Prof. Winnie Yip)

Background Since the emergence of COVID-19 and its rapid global spread, various epidemic simulation prediction models have sprung up. “Resources for COVID-19 Study” is a series of webinars sponsored by the China Data Lab project with these objectives: (1) to provide data support for the spatial study of COVID-19 at local, regional and global levels with information collected and integrated from different sources; (2) to facilitate quantitative research on spatial…

COVID-19: Reopening Public Health and the Economy

As global economies gradually reopen, how are governments balancing economic recovery with concerns for public health? This event brought together scholars from economics, public health, and political science to discuss how different regions of the globe are approaching the complex demands of reopening. Speakers: Joseph Allen, Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health  Addressed keeping people safe at work focusing…

COVID-19: Implications for the Global Economy

COVID-19 has created a major and lasting impact on the global economy. Experts on five of the world’s major economies—the United States, Brazil, Russia, India, and China — discussed the uneven economic shock of the global pandemic, as well as how these economies might recover in the coming years. Speakers: Natalia Volchkova, Assistant Professor and Policy Director, Center for Economic and Financial Research, New Economic School, Moscow Presented on the…

Critical Considerations for Communicating Public Health Risk in the 21st Century featuring Dr. Viswanath

Dr. Kasisomayajula (“Vish”) Viswanath, Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and in the McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led a webinar on public health communication in public health emergencies as part of the INSIGHT COVID-19 course organized by JuniperMD and the China Primary Health Care Foundation and facilitated by…

Socio-psychological health during public health emergencies (featuring Dr. Shekar Saxena)

Dr. Shekar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, led a webinar on psychological well-being during public health emergencies as part of the INSIGHT COVID-19 course organized by JuniperMD and the China Primary Health Care Foundation and facilitated by the Harvard China Health Partnership. Recording of the two hour session…

COVID-19 and the U.S.-China Relationship (National Committee on United States-China Relations)

COVID-19 and the U.S.-China Relationship: Lessons for Collaboration in Global Health A seminar by the National Committee on United States-China Relations The arrival of the coronavirus in both China and the United States has further strained an already frayed bilateral relationship. Yet, if the world is to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health crises, the two nations must work together to confront the immediate issues of medical treatment and equipment,…

National Responses to the Coronavirus in East Asia and Italy (Takemi Seminar)

The US-Japan Program of Harvard University together with the Takemi Program in International Health of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted a Zoom panel on “National Responses to the Coronavirus in East Asia and Italy” on April 14. The panel was moderated by Professor Michael R. Reich and discussed national responses in Japan, South Korea, China and Hong Kong, and Italy to COVID-19, with brief presentations by…

Harvard T.H. Chan School-Wuhan University Joint Seminar on Health System Response to COVID-19

Strengthening System Response to Epidemic Outbreak: Lessons from COVID-19 Seminar held by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Wuhan University, and Taikang Health Foundation on April 4, 2020 Background COVID-19 has claimed many precious lives and has caused significant health, economic, social and psychological costs worldwide. The crisis is still unfolding and its damage promises to be catastrophic. Within China, the city of Wuhan suffered the most severe blow.…