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Webinar featuring a dynamic plenary between two leading epidemiologists and live oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. Participants are encouraged to participate individually or organize a viewing party at their institution.


November 10, 2021
12PM – 2PM EDT


“Infodemic Inoculation – Lessons Learned and Future Directions”

As online news and social media sites flood us with content, epidemiologists must become effective scientific communicators. The current “infodemic”, brought on by the increasing availability of misleading information related to COVID-19, reflects the public health importance of vetting news for accuracy. Many health experts have already made use of online platforms to combat the viral spread of misinformation. Panelists will present their success stories in countering current and future infodemics.

Thu T. Nguyen, ScD, MSPH (she/hers/her)
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Maryland School of Public Health

Sandra Albrecht, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University 

Live Student Presentations

Erin Campbell
“Associations among historical neighborhood disinvestment, hazardous air pollution, and current adult asthma prevalence”

Navdep Kaur
“Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Adult Mental Health Treatment: Results from the 2005-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health”

Katharine McCarthy
“Assessing the potential for differential disease misclassification in survival analysis: Applying probabilistic bias analysis”

Poster Presentations