The Public Health Crisis at the U.S. Border: A Call for Action
In fall 2019, the Trump Administration’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy caused an influx of migrants waiting on the Mexican side of the border. By the time they reach the border, many migrants are traumatized, have untreated chronic diseases and are in need of medical treatment. In my welcome to this conference, I stress the importance of witnessing, and investigating, the distressing condition of migrants at the border. Because abuses thrive on silence.
Hype vs. Reality: The Role of AI in Global Health
While artificial intelligence is hyped up as a magic solution to many challenges in global health, realities on the ground are complex. In this terrific conversation with Judy Gichoya, a Kenyan radiologist, and Lily Peng, a product manager at Google AI, we learn about local perspectives and challenges, and how Google is trying to widen access to healthcare with an AI based tool to detect a diabetes-based eye disease in patients in India.
Outbreak week at Harvard: Media in the Age of Contagion.
During a day of discussing the role of misinformation in public health, I was joined by a terrific team of women journalists to shed light on what it takes to cover infectious diseases around the world, and educate experts on the realities of working journalists in the era of Trump. Listen in for some terrific stories and insights from freelance journalist Karen Weintraub, STAT’s Helen Branswell, The Washington Post’s Lena Sun and NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff.
Covering the Invisible Campaign: Moderating Sasha Issenberg, Kate Kaye and Daniel Kreiss at our #Covering2016 conference in Chicago.
Ebola’s Next Chapter: A conversation with Dr. Peter Piot and Dr. Jonathan Quick about the slow international response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and why improving health systems around the world is an essential part of epidemic preparedness. Hosted by Boston-based Management Sciences for Health in spring 2015.
April 1, 2013, Harvard Writers at Work: Shooting Ghosts, with Finbarr O’Reilly and Thomas James Brennan
April 12, 2012, Nieman Foundation: Global Interests, Local Failures
From the 2010 Wikileaks conference I put together, and still relevant and timely again after Snowden: Prosecuted, Banned, Blamed: Reporters Push Boundaries as a Voice of Public Accountability
German conference at Harvard 2010, panel on Peaceful Revolutions