“Ask the Blob” with Dr. Kavita Patel and Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding

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Join us on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5PM ET for a live, interactive conversation with Dr. Kavita Patel and Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding. They will be discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, where they think things stand in terms of a return to normalcy and will of course be taking your questions.

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Join us on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5PM ET for a live, interactive conversation with Dr. Kavita Patel and Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding. They will be discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, where they think things stand in terms of a return to normalcy and will of course be taking your questions.

Dr. Patel is a practicing primary care internist at Mary’s Center. She also served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. As a senior aide to Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s senior advisor, Dr. Patel played a critical role in policy development and evaluation of policy initiatives connected to health reform, financial regulatory reform, and economic recovery issues.

Dr. Patel also has a deep understanding of Capitol Hill from her time spent on the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s staff. As deputy staff director on health, she served as a policy analyst and trusted aide to the Senator and was part of the senior staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under Sen. Kennedy’s leadership. She also has an extensive research and clinical background, having worked as a researcher at the RAND Corporation and as a practicing physician in both California and Oregon.

Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (Eric Ding) is an epidemiologist and health economist and a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington DC, and Chief Health Economist for Microclinic International.

In January 2020, he was recognized in the media as one of the first to alert the public on the pandemic risk of COVID-19. He focuses his efforts on analyzing COVID-19 trends, stop COVID-19 misinformation, and improve public health advocacy.

He was previously a faculty and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Chan School of Public Health between 2004-2020.

Dr. Feigl-Ding’s work focuses on the intersection of public health and public policy. He also currently works on behavioral interventions for prevention, Medicare cost and quality improvements, drug safety, diabetes/obesity prevention, and public health programs in the US. He has further expertise in designing and conducting randomized trials, systematic reviews, public health programs, public policy implementation, and leveraging big data for improving health systems.

Event Details

Date: April 06, 2021

Start time: 05:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 06:00 p.m. EDT

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