Pursuing Data on COVID-19: The Health Inequity Multiplier

Opportunity Overview

April 28, 2020

This is a virtual event.

Per the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “as we learn more about COVID-19, the information about the pandemic we receive is fluid. Most recently, there have been some limited data regarding the disproportionate burden of the pandemic on communities of color. This is of course a major concern for all who are focused on achieving health equity.” The webinar’s focus will be “on the Promotion of Health Equity.”

Attendees will learn according to the following objectives, as provided by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:

  • Provide an overview of COVID-19 demographic data: what we know now
  • Outline limitations of data as it stands: methodological, organizational and political
  • Share any substantive, validated disaggregated data that describe potential areas of disparity, including race, gender, geography, and socioeconomic status


  • Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • Lawrence Brown, PhD, MPA, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
  • Rebekah Gee, MD, MS, MPH (NAM), Louisiana State University Healthcare Services; Louisiana State University Schools of Public Health & Medicine

NOTE: Zoom information will be provided via email to registrants the day before the meeting.


Opportunity Detail