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Coronavirus: Facts and Fears

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

This Wednesday, March 25, at 1:30 PM, Berkeley Public Health Dean Michael C. Lu will host a 90 minute special live Q & A, the Coronavirus: Fact and Fears.

Dean Michael C. Lu will host a live Q&A with Dr. Anna Harte (Medical Director of University Health Services), Dr. Nicholas Jewell (Professor of Biostatistics at Berkeley Public Health), Dr. Arthur Reingold (Professor, Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Berkeley Public Health), Dr. Lee Riley (Professor, Chair of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at Berkeley Public Health), and Dr. John Swartzberg (Clinical Professor, Emeritus at Berkeley Public Health), to illuminate the facts and dispel fears around this public health crisis.

Viewers may submit questions about the coronavirus to publichealthcommunications@berkeley.edu for our experts to answer, by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24

Register here or watch via Facebook live.

Due to great interest in this event, if you can’t join via Zoom then join us on Facebook Live.


Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH, Dean at Berkeley Public Health. Dr. Lu was formerly the Director of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau in the Obama Administration, and recipient of the Hubert H Humphrey Award for Service to America. A graduate of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Dr. Lu has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005.


Anna Harte, MD, Medical Director of University Health Services at UC Berkeley. She has a special clinical interest in tuberculosis, HIV and infectious diseases, travel medicine, transgender health and the care of underserved populations. Dr. Harte is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Nicholas Jewell, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics at Berkeley Public Health. He has received numerous awards such as the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science from Harvard University. Dr. Jewell was honored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2000 for extraordinary leadership in implementing disaster resistance strategies for UC Berkeley and other universities across the nation.

Arthur L. Reingold, MD, Professor, Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Berkeley Public Health. He has over 40 years of experience on prevention and control of infectious diseases at the national and global level, including eight years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr Reingold was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.

Lee Riley, MD, Professor, Chair of the Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at Berkeley Public Health. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology and of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr Riley was appointed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve as a Board member of the Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Infectious Disease of the CDC.

John Swartzberg, MD, Clinical Professor Emeritus at Berkeley Public Health and chair of Berkeley Public Health’s Health & Wellness Publications editorial board. He is a past director of the UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program, with 30 years in clinical practice. Dr. Swartzberg is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

This event is hosted by Berkeley Public Health, Berkeley Public Affairs and University Health Services.


March 25
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Online Webinar


Berkeley Public Health
Berkeley Public Affairs
University Health Services