FRIDAY, Aug. 28 — There has been a lot of misinformation spreading since the COVID-19 outbreak began. In this time, scientists have provided a rational perspective and worked hard to keep people informed and safe. Dawn Misra, chair and professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, is more than qualified to talk intellectually about the pandemic. She is giving a virtual lecture about her perspective on COVID-19 Tuesday. The lecture will be available to view on Zoom and registration is free.
Misra’s experience helping out during the pandemic and her academic history give her a unique perspective on our current situation. In the lecture, she will talk about her experiences helping Michigan State develop a plan to keep its faculty safe during the upcoming academic year.
She used to conduct long-term research on health disparities. Much of her research focused on infant mortality in Black families. But since the start of the pandemic, she started performing short-term research that would help the state of Michigan in its battle against the coronavirus.
Misra worked with other faculty members to help staff a hotline and answer calls from nurses and physicians.
She has experience working with both the health department and local hospitals. She also helped develop a COVID-19 mortality review for the state to help measure the number of people who passed away from the virus.
An Epidemiologist’s Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.