COVID-19 Events

Upcoming School of Public Health events related to COVID-19.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Event Recordings

Community Health During COVID-19: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
May 7, 2020

Join Dr. Sonya Brady for a webinar on stress, coping and well-being during the global pandemic. During the webinar, Dr. Brady will share insights into how public health practitioners and individuals can encourage healthy coping behaviors and greater well-being for themselves and their communities. Drawing on her research expertise, she’ll share practical ideas for health promotion during the pandemic, and beyond.

The Ethics of Social Distancing, Rationing, and Crisis Standards
May 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed community resources, created significant economic hardships, and is resulting in the deaths of thousands of Americans. To minimize those harms, Minnesota has implemented unprecedented social distancing measures and has closed certain types of businesses statewide. At the same time, hospitals and health care system are planning to ration care if scarcity arises. This presentation will examine how we share burdens and benefits in a pandemic, ranging from population-based interventions like social distancing to implementing crisis standards of care in hospitals. Presenters will discuss approaches to deciding what kinds of public health interventions are justifiable in the context of a pandemic, and some of the challenging decisions that lie ahead for policymakers and health care providers.

The Science Behind COVID-19 Mathematical Models
May 1, 2020

During “The Science Behind COVID-19 Mathematical Models” our experts share different perspectives on COVID-19 models that have been used to provide data to inform policy makers, health care organizations, and public health leaders as they make decisions about organizational and community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore the differences between mathematical and statistical models, how different modelers arrive at their models, and why they might generate different projections, as well as how they can be used for policy and planning purposes.

2020 NORA Symposium: Productive Aging and Work
April 30, 2020

The 2020 NORA Symposium was held Thursday, April 30. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium was presented online as an interactive webinar.

No Longer Invisible: Public health during the COVID 19 pandemic Webinar
April 28, 2020

Join School of Public Health (SPH) Dean John Finnegan as he talks with documentary stars and SPH faculty Michael Osterholm, Marizen Ramirez, Timothy Beebe, and Jeff Bender about how their professional lives have changed to focus on the coronavirus and its impact.

COIVD-19 Health Policy Briefing Webinar
April 24, 2020

The School of Public Health Division of Health Policy and Management is brought together local and national expert health policy perspectives to discuss the current health policy challenges and options associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Health During COVID-19: Yoga during a global pandemic: What, why, and how?
April 23, 2020

Join Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer for a webinar on yoga during the global pandemic. During the webinar, Dr. Neumark-Sztainer will discuss and demonstrate the what, why and how of yoga during COVID-19.

Modeling COVID-19: Updates, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
April 10, 2020

Presented by Kelly Searle, PhD, Assistant Professor and
Kumi Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

COVID-19 Conversation with Public Health Experts Webinar
April 6, 2020

School of Public Health faculty members, Ryan Demmer, Carrie Henning-Smith, and Craig Hedberg shared some of their research and perspectives on the current COVID-19 crisis at a webinar hosted by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

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