June 8, 2020

Ep. 2: Public Health, Women’s Health & COVID-19 w. Dr. Jean Wactawski-Wende

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, is Dean of UB's School of Public Health & Public Health Professions. She shares her insights on COVID’s impact on public health and women’s health. She notes how COVID is the most significant incident to affect public health in the last 100 years. Dr. Wactawski-Wende is principal investigator of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a landmark long-term, national health study that has focused on post-menopausal women, and is currently assessing COVID’s impact on the study’s participants.


'Pandemic Arms Race' is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute's Future of Medicine report that addresses how virus spread affects the public health infrastructure. 

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