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The Global Burden of Disease and COVID-19: Epidemiological and Ethical Questions

October 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am

The Center for Population-Level Bioethics presents its inaugural event, a conversation between Christopher Murray and Daniel Hausman about the Global Burden of Disease project, the ethical and philosophy of science dilemmas it raises, and how it contributes to our understanding of COVID-19. This event is free and open to the public.

portrait of a manChristopher J. L. Murray is the institute director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and professor and chair of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington. His career has focused on improving health for everyone worldwide by improving health evidence. A physician and health economist, his work has led to the development of a range of new methods and empirical studies to strengthen health measurement, analyze the performance of public health and medical care systems, and assess the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and 2018 co-recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.

portrait of a manDaniel M. Hausman is a research professor in the Center for Population–Level Bioethics and a faculty member of the Rutgers Department of Philosophy. Hausman is a co-founder of the journal Economics and Philosophy, and his most recent monograph is entitled Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering. In 2009, Hausman was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Online via Zoom

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