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Leiter Lecture – Dr. John Brownstein on Digital Epidemiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Medical Library Association (MLA) are hosting the Leiter Lecture presented by Dr. John Brownstein on Digital Epidemiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST) by videocast. 

MIDAS member John S. Brownstein is professor of biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School and is the chief innovation officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. He also directs the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, both at Boston Children’s Hospital. Brownstein is also Uber’s health care advisor and cofounder of the digital health companies Epidemico and Circulation. 

Dr. John Brownstein will be speaking on the surveillance, control, and prevention of disease, the development and application of data mining, and citizen science to public health in relation to his work with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship was established in 1983.  Lectures are chosen for their ability to discuss subjects related to biomedical communications.  

This lecture will be streamed and archived by NIH Video Casting: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=38269  

If you have any questions about the lecture, please contact Patricia Gallagher at patricia.gallagher@nih.gov or Stacey Arnesen at stacey.arnesen@nih.gov. 

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact NLM Communications at NLMCommunications@nih.gov and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.  Requests should be made five days in advance.