Conversations with ...

Conversations with ...

For his Conversations with ... series, Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, joins distinguished expert guests in conversation on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for upcoming Conversation webinars and watch past talks below.

Dr. Helene D. Gayle

February 11, 2021

A Conversation with Dr. Helene D. Gayle

Dr. Helene D. Gayle, MD has been president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, since October 2017. Under her leadership, the Trust has adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region.

For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. She also launched the McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org), a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact.

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Valerie Montgomery Rice

December 9, 2020

A Conversation with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, provides a valuable combination of experience at the highest levels of patient care and medical research, as well as organizational management and public health policy. Marrying her transformational leadership acumen and strategic thinking to tackle challenging management issues, she has a track record of redesigning complex organizations’ infrastructures to reflect the needs of evolving strategic environments and position the organization for success through sustainability tactics.

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Wendy Schiller

October 20, 2020

A Conversation with Wendy Schiller

Dean Ashish Jha and Professor Wendy Schiller, PhD take stock of current conditions in the United States and discuss their political ramifications as well as the ongoing impact of the pandemic on patients and health care professionals on the front lines.

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Heidi J. Larson

October 1, 2020

A Conversation with Heidi J. Larson, PhD

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, spoke with Heidi J. Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Anthony S. Fauci

August 7, 2020

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

In an online forum hosted by Brown University President Christina Paxson and Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about the prevalence of the virus in the U.S. and what people can do to slow the spread. Watch the video in its entirety, or jump to a specific time that interests you:

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