Dr. Celine Gounder: Where Do We Go From Here?

THU, MAY 13, 2021 (1:21:01)

Epidemiologist, journalist, and filmmaker Dr. Celine Gounder joins BPL President David Leonard to examine the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to practicing as an infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Gounder is the Founder of Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization, and the host and producer of two podcasts: American Diagnosis is a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic is a podcast about the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 / coronavirus epidemic, which she co-hosts with former U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain.

This talk is part of both the Lowell Lecture Series, sponsored by the Lowell Institute, and part of the Repairing America Initiative, the Boston Public Library’s pledge to focus its 2021 programming and services on bridging the gaps that divide America. By prioritizing economic recovery, civic engagement, COVID-19 recovery, racial equity, workforce development, and youth engagement, the BPL is working to help Americans rise above the challenges they face.


Medical Racism Past and Present https://www.justhumanproductions.org/podcasts/s1e68-medical-racism-past-and-present-vanessa-gamble-harriet-washington-rueben-warren

The Science of Vaccines Illustrated Guide: https://www.justhumanproductions.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Science-of-Vaccines-PDF.pdf

A Dismal Spring Awaits Unless We Slow the Spread of Covid-19 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/opinion/covid-19-precautions.html

Doctors, nurses and scientists – not politicians – should be leading coronavirus briefings

A Simple Rule of Thumb for Knowing When the Pandemic Is Over

CDC Covid Data Tracker Map: community transmission at the county level https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

+ BIO: Dr. Celine Gounder

Dr. Celine Gounder is a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and internist and an epidemiologist (aka disease detective).

Dr. Gounder is the CEO/President/Founder of Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization. She’s also the host and producer of American Diagnosis, a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic, a podcast about the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic.

From November 9, 2020 to January 20, 2021, Dr. Gounder served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. She is a CNN Medical Analyst, and prior to that, was a frequent expert guest on CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, HLN, BBC, Al Jazeera America, MTV, Dr. Oz, and Oprah Prime. She’s written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian US, The Washington Post, Reuters, Quartz, Sports Illustrated, and Bloomberg View. She’s best known for her coverage of the Ebola, Zika, COVID-19, opioid overdose, and gun violence epidemics.

Dr. Gounder is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. She cares for patients on the wards at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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