Mary T. Bassett featured in The Forum’s Coronavirus Pandemic Series

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights and Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, was recently the featured expert in “The Coronavirus Pandemic Series: Health Inequalities and Vulnerable Communities”, a Facebook Live Q&A presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, PRX’s The World, and WGBH.


The COVID-19 pandemic has hit underserved populations and communities of color particularly hard, exacerbating longstanding health disparities in the U.S. In this Facebook Live Q&A, Dr. Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and Former Commissioner of Health for New York City, unpacked COVID-19 and health inequities based on geography, income, race and occupation. In addition, she discussed an urgent need for data.

Watch the full Q&A.