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Video: The Future of Public Health and Global Collaboration

Public health experts, industry leaders, and practitioners share their thoughts on the future of public health and how global collaboration can shape an outcome beneficial to us all.


July 28, 2020

In this wide ranging conversation, we hear from two China Centers for Disease Control veterans, from a public health specialist who previously headed World Health Organization health systems office for the Western Pacific, a physician and public health data innovator, and an epidemiologist with decades of experience working in the private sector. They look at what the current covid-19 crisis reveals about American and Chinese public health care systems, about communication between the two countries, and about what can be done to increase system readiness and resilence. In addition to threats posed by infectious diseases, the panel also examined efforts on chronic diseases and changing unhealthy behaviors.


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  • Wu Zunyou, Professor and Chief Epidemiologist China CDC
  • Yang Gonghuan, Professor, Peking Union Medical College, former vice-director of China's CDC
  • Michael Sprafka, Principal consultant, Woodford Research, former epidemiologist and pharmaeconomist for Proctor and Gamble and Amgen
  • Vivian Lin - Executive Associate Dean, Professor of Public Health Practice - LKS Faculty of Medicine University of Hong Kong
  • Bruce Y. Lee - Professor of Health Policy and Management - CUNY, Executive Director - PHICOR (Public Health Informatics Computational Operations Research)


Sponsors: U.S.-China Heartland Association, USC U.S.-China Institute

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