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.

The Impact of Conflict on Global Health and Vulnerable Populations

June 4, 2021

The Impact of Conflict on Global Health and Vulnerable Populations

Brown University School of Public Health and The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Global Health and Development host a very special webinar that explores the impact of conflict on global health as championed by the Sustainable Development Goals and within the context of the COVID crisis, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations in resource constrained and conflict settings. Speakers and panelists comment on issues of gravest concern and where there is emerging evidence of potential advancements. Pakistan features as a country of focus, but the lens for the webinar is relevant to a wide range of countries and settings.

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Dr. Gökhan Hotamışlıgil

May 18, 2021

A Conversation with Dr. Gökhan Hotamışlıgil

Please join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a conversation on what the pandemic taught us about the role of basic science in public health with Gökhan Hotamışlıgil, MD, PhD, James S. Simmons Professor, Department of Molecular Metabolism and Director of the Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. An interactive audience Q&A followed the talk.

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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, 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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