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Global Health Seminar – Ethics of COVID-19 Response
UGA College of Public Health
Global Health Institute
Spring 2021 Seminar Series
Ethics of COVID-19 Response
Jim Thomas, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, and Director, MEASURE Program, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Please join us for this virtual seminar on Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! Join the seminar via Zoom at this link: https://zoom.us/j/94998533541?pwd=bGJGUmw0NzU4VUtsR3piaWRRVGNYQT09
Speaker Bio: Dr. Thomas’s work in public health spans more than 35 years and 35 countries. His principal interests are in social forces underlying epidemics, ethical concerns in digital surveillance, and the ethical practice of public health in a pandemic. In addition to his many scholarly articles, he was an editor and author of a textbook on epidemiologic methods in the study of infectious diseases and principal author of the initial American Public Health Association’s Code of Ethics. As director of the MEASURE Program, Dr. Thomas is leading a global team that is advancing the capacity of developing countries to monitor their epidemics. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Thomas is advising government planning groups, speaking and writing on pandemic ethics, and has created an online Pandemic Ethics Dashboard as a resource for policymakers.
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