RECORDED: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET
While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, few have been hit so hard as older adults. The devastating impact on those in long-term health facilities was well documented from the outset. But the pandemic has clearly had a range of effects on the health and wellbeing of older adults in every setting — from the emotional consequences of isolation to racial and socioeconomic health disparities to the digital divide and its relationship to accessing health services.
In its latest Grand Rounds webinar series, ICAP at Columbia University will consider critical issues around COVID-19 and older adults, building on learnings from the recently completed SARS-CoV-2 Impact on Lives and Views of Elderly Residents (SILVER) study.
Webinar Opening Remarks and Introductions:
- Linda Fried, MD, MPH, Dean, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, Founder and Global Director, ICAP at Columbia University
Presenters and Speakers:
- Abba Greenleaf, PhD, Technical Specialist, Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Project, ICAP at Columbia University
- Jennifer B. Rosen, MD, Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance, Bureau of Immunization, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, MPA, Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging
- Catherine Thurston, MSW, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Service Program for Older People (SPOP)