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The conservative case for investment in public health: A fireside chat and live Q&A with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

December 1st, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Since the pandemic began, at least 32 states have weakened government authority to protect public health. Hundreds of local and state public health leaders have resigned, retired, or been fired.

And while the federal government has spent billions to stem the pandemic, many public health agencies – already reeling from decades of cuts – lack the resources to handle routine but deadly crises such as drug addiction and sexually transmitted diseases, much less tackle systemic concerns about equity, access, and justice.

With the nation deeply divided, can we muster the political will to rebuild public health in the U.S.? Can we rally conservatives to the cause, despite their sharp concerns about government overreach? How much investment do we need? And where?

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD will take on these issues and more in a fireside chat with Meg Tirrell, CNBC’s senior health and science reporter.

Share your questions for Dr. Gottlieb at theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

Register for free to join the discussion: https://bit.ly/3c0SyzY


Michelle A. Williams (@HarvardChanDean)

Dean of Faculty

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD)

Former FDA Commissioner

Meg Tirrell (@MegTirrell)

Senior Health and Science Reporter, CNBC


Date: December 1st, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums