Pandemic Problem-Solving: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Pandemics

In this course, Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney are joined by national experts to share frameworks and tools for civil servants, policymakers and business leaders charged with addressing the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

In the wake of the pandemic, American organizations must confront major disruptions, from its impact on healthcare and population health, to overhauling business operations, regulations and policies. 

Sample Key Questions Addressed During this Program:

  • How do we ensure the safety of workers, customers and workplaces? 
  • Who should have a testing and tracing program? 
  • How do public health agencies, businesses and other institutions such as schools and universities best collaborate to accelerate the administration of vaccines?

Join this course to become an expert at Pandemic Problem-Solving. Learn from key leaders and work through essential problem sets with peers from other industries and public agencies. Equip yourself with the concepts and tools needed to mitigate the pandemic’s immediate impact on your work and industry, prepare your organization or community for a successful recovery, increase its resilience against future pandemics, and seize new opportunities for innovation and transformation provided by the pandemic.

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Guest experts include:

  • Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Uché Blackstock, MD, Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, and a Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician
  • Michael Mina, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
  • Joan Donovan, PhD, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy


Scholarships to participate in this course are available on an as-needed basis, particularly for leaders serving the needs of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. These scholarships are granted on a rolling basis. To apply please fill out this form.

Jha and Ranney

Join Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney to take stock of how America has responded to the coronavirus, meet the next phase of the pandemic with new competencies and build resilience for what comes next.

February 16 to March 25, 2021
Days of the week:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:30 - 6 pm EST / 1:30 - 3 pm PST
Register before:
Sunday, February 7, 2021

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