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COVID-19: Interventions, Impacts, and Consequences
About the Speakers
COVID-19 Pandemic: Intervention, Testing, and Economic Impact
Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, MIT
MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) COVID-19 Collaboration (Isolat) is a volunteer collaboration organized by IDSS to provide systematic and rigorous analyses of data associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in order to inform policy makers. Dr. Dahleh will highlight some interesting contributions of this group with regard to statistical modeling, intervention evaluation, and testing strategies. He will also present some observations on economic impacts.
COVID-19 Consequences and Inequalities
Susan Cassels, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UCSB
Dr. Cassels will ask the question, which response to COVID-19 is "worse" for the health of populations? To examine this question, she first discusses social and environmental determinants of health, to help us understand the myriad of ways that COVID-19 and our responses can impact health, beyond being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. She then explores the fundamental causes theory to examine emerging inequalities in the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.