Howard Zucker, MD, JD
Commissioner of Health for New York State
Shari M. Ling, MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Initiated in 2008, Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century.
COVID-19 has served as a magnifying glass on a broken, structurally racist and unequal health system which falls grievously short of protecting communities of color, the aged and the vulnerable. It also has highlighted the devastating consequences of our country’s absence of a public health system charged with protecting and elevating health for all. This year we will deepen our understanding, research, teaching and action on this topic, through our Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health Series.