Why Pandemics Discriminate: COVID-19's Disproportionate Toll on the African American Community

April 17

Online via Zoom

As research surrounding the virus continues to evolve, one of the most prominent discoveries reveals the inordinate rate of deaths and infection on black communities. While the exact causes are still under analysis, long-standing racial bias in the United States healthcare system, inequities in available healthcare resources, and higher rates of underlying health conditions in black communities all contribute to this disproportion. Not only has COVID-19 revealed the underpreparedness of the Nation’s response to a pandemic, but the virus has also brought even more attention to the racial disparities that exist in this country.

Join NYU’s School of Global Public Health and the John Brademas Center of New York University in this virtual webinar to hear from experts who will discuss prospective courses of action to address this growing concern. Featured panelists include Dr. Melody Goodman, Associate Dean for Research; Associate Professor of Biostatistics NYU GPH, Dr. Emmanuel Peprah, Director, Implementation Science for Global Health; Assistant Professor of Global Health, NYU GPH, and special guest, The Honorable Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., U.S. Congresswoman for North Carolina’s twelfth district. Dr. Cheryl G. Healton, Dean at NYU GPH, will serve as moderator for the discussion.

This event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required in order to receive log-in information for the webinar. This webinar may be recorded.