Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response conversation series (webinar)

12:00 p.m. PST (UTC-8)

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Could live attenuated vaccines (LAVs) help prevent the worst effects of a pandemic? Join UCSF’s Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (CPPR) for a conversation about how LAVs could prevent the worst of the next pandemic as well as the biological and economic implications of using them. This is the first of a series of conversations on pandemic preparedness. Our goal is to connect leaders in public health and ensure that pandemic preparedness and health equity are part of the broader conversation.


Stefano M. Bertozzi, MD, PhD

Dr. Stefano M. Bertozzi is former dean and professor of health policy and management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Previously, he directed the HIV and tuberculosis programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Bertozzi worked at the Mexican National Institute of Public Health as director of its Center for Evaluation Research and Surveys. He was the last director of the WHOGlobal Programme on AIDS and has also held positions with UNAIDS, the World Bank, and the government of the DRC. He was also the previous interim director of the UC systemwide programs with Mexico (UC-MEXUS, the UC-Mexico Initiative and Casa de California).

He is the founding editor-in-chief of Rapid Reviews: COVID-19, an open-access, rapid-review overlay journal for the accelerated curation and peer review of COVID-19-related research. He recently co-edited the Disease Control Priorities (DCP3) volume on HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis. He serves or has served on governance and advisory boards for the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health, the Global Virus Network, the East Bay Community Foundation, HopeLab, the Institute for Transformative Technologies, UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, PEPFAR, the NIH, Duke University, the University of Washington and the AMA. He has advised NGOs, and ministries of health and social welfare in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a PhD in health policy and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his medical degree at UC San Diego, and trained in internal medicine at UC San Francisco.

Dean T. Jamison, PhD

Dean T. Jamison is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in the Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco. His main professional interests have been in the interplay between health and national development and in efficient allocation of health care resources in highly resource constrained environments. He worked for many years at the World Bank in Washington, DC, including as head of its Health, Nutrition and Population Division. He initiated the Bank’s health lending program in China and retains a long-standing interest in East Asia. After leaving the World Bank he was affiliated with a number of academic institutions prior to joining UCSF — including 7 years as a professor at UCLA and Director of its Center for Pacific Rim Studies.

Jamison was educated at Stanford and at Harvard where he completed his PhD in economics under Nobel Laureate Kenneth J. Arrow. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.


Mike Reid, MD, MA, MPH 

Mike currently serves as the Director of the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Global Health Diplomacy, Delivery and Economics, and Chief Medical Officer for UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA). He oversees research and capacity-building initiatives in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa related to enhancing HIV service delivery and strengthening global health security. He is an HIV clinician and sees patients at San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86. He is also co-chair of UCSF'S Decolonizing Global Health working group.

Dr. Reid will soon be starting a new position as Chief Medical Officer at PEPFAR working with the new Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Nkengasong.