Past Event

CAA DC | Defending Public Health against Public Opinion

August 20, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A conversation with Dr. Robert Klitzman, AB Princeton'80, MD Yale'85 Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Bioethics Masters Program at Columbia University Host: Dr. Ellen Fox, BA Yale (Psychology), MD Harvard'87, HEC-C, Founder and President, Fox Ethics Consulting Public health professionals, like any civil servants in any US administration, do battle for proper attention, funding, and institutional support as part of their job description. But it is an entirely different struggle when their recommendations are inconvenient to the public, especially when the public opinion is being actively shaped to question their veracity. Unfortunately, that is the vicious cycle of this pandemic in the US. Join our virtual town hall as the eminent Bioethics scholar Prof. Robert Klitzman explores the multi-faceted intersection between Bioethics and Human Psychology, whether science is compelling enough to withstand the inconvenience of the truth, and how both the health professionals and the public can converge on the right path in the strife for wearing masks, social-distancing, self-quarantining, school opening, athletes’ well-being, and caring for the elderly. RSVP Here:

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