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Clinical Public Health Learning Labs

The Learning Lab is an educational series that explores pressing clinical public health issues.  Open to the entire SMHS community, this Clinical Public Health series provides in-depth information and analysis of current topics at the intersection of public health and health care.  All SMHS community members - students, faculty, residents, and staff - are welcome to join the live Learning Labs or to view the recordings using the links included here.  Suggestions for future Learning Lab topics can be emailed to Kat Binney at kbinney86@email.gwu.edu


Past Events

March 27, 2020: COVID-19 - Virtual Symposium  for GW SMHS Community

In this inaugural Learning Lab, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Public Health Faculty provide a comprehensive exploration of COVID-19 and related issues. Topics include an overview of COVID-19, background on zoonotic infections, epidemiologic rates and measures used in COVID-19, as well as discussions of legal issues raised by COVID-19, current public policy and advocacy efforts, and wellness and resilience in the time of COVID-19.

Watch the March 27th COVID-19 Virtual Symposium Event

April 29, 2020: COVID-19 - Marginalized Populations and Health Disparities, Pt. 1

In this Learning Lab, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Public Health Faculty continue their exploration of COVID-19 with a focus on the impact among marginalized populations and health disparities. Topics include an update on COVID-19 that highlights the epidemic in congregate care facilities and in rural communities, as well as discussions of health disparities, incarcerated criminal-justice involved populations, immigrant health, and homeless populations.

Watch the April 29th COVID-19 in Marginalized Populations and Health Disparities Event

Sept. 11, 2020: Community Responses to COVID-19 - Addressing the Needs of Marginalized Populations

In this Learning Lab, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Public Health educational series will continue our focus on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized populations. The session will comprise a moderated panel discussion among three community partners who will discuss factors that contribute to COVID's disproportionate impact on marginalized populations, as well as the role of community-based programs and approaches to address unmet social needs.

Watch the September 11th Community Responses to COVID-19 - Addressing the Needs of Marginalized Populations Event