Two Countries, One Border: COVID and the Future of Pandemic Prevention in Mexico and the United States


12:00 pm to 1:15 pm PDT (UTC-7)

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The WHO Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness & Response invited the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) to develop two case studies on the US and Mexico response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IGHS and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance present this online panel highlighting the findings and recommendations of these case studies.

A multidisciplinary team analyzed and synthesized work from various sectors, disciplines and media landscapes. The team also conducted 23 key stakeholder interviews to ensure a diversity of viewpoints.

Moderated by Ben Plumley, host of A Shot in the Arm podcast, this webinar will feature authors and contributors from both case studies and leading voices on the COVID-19 pandemic. We will focus on lessons learned and the ramifications for regional coordination and cooperation for future pandemic prevention.

Participants, in order of photos above left to right:

  • Lucia Abascal, MD, MS, PhD student, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
  • Neelam Sekhri Feachem, MHA, Associate Professor, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Eric Goosby, MD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
  • Mary Pittman, DrPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Institute, Ben Plumley (Moderator), Founder and Global Health Strategist, Hunuvat Global and Host of A Shot in the Arm Podcast
  • Carlos del Rio, MD, Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine & Grady Health System, Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health-Rollins School of Public Health, Co-Director, Emory Center for AIDS Research
  • Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, PhD, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy, Harvard University, Assistant Professor, Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico
  • Jaime Sepulveda, MD, Executive Director, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences

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