Population Health

COVID-19 livestream talks

CDC coronavirus imageThe COVID-19 pandemic is more than just a threat to our health: it’s disrupting our way of life, affecting everything from supply chains, to the way we love, to what is considered essential work. How are we to think about and live amidst this “new normal”?

To answer this, the Graduate School’s Office of Public Lectures has partnered with the Population Health Initiative, the Communication Leadership program within the Department of Communication, and many others to host a weekly panel, “Coexisting with COVID-19.”

Join moderator Hanson Hosein on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. for 30-minute livestream talks, each featuring two to three faculty from different disciplines at the UW. The series is presented free of charge, although advance registration is required.


  • May 7 at 6:30 p.m.: COVID-19 and the Truth, with Kate Starbird and Jevin West
  • May 14 at 6:30 p.m.: Failures of the Public Safety Net, with Edwin Guillermo Lindo, Graham Pruss and Aaron Katz
  • May 21 at 6:30 p.m.: Love In the Time of COVID, with Pepper Schwartz, John Gottman and Julie Gottman
  • May 28 at 6:30 p.m.: Supply Chains: Where’s All the Toilet Paper?, with Adam Drewnowski, Jennifer Otten and Joe Heim
  • June 4 at 6:30 p.m.: The New Essential Employee, with Anita Ramasastry, Kevin Mihata and Briana Randall
  • June 11 at 6:30 p.m.: COVID-19 and Mental Health, with Jonathan Kanter and Liliana Lengua
  • June 18 at 6:30 p.m.: History of Global Pandemics, with Anne Marie Kimball and Steven Goodreau
  • June 25 at 6:30 p.m.: COVID-19 Models and Predicting the Future, with Christopher Murray and Ali Mokdad

Learn more or register