Thursday, October 29 | 9:00-10:00am


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Meet the 2020 Keynote Speaker

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. Dean Galea recently wrote Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health, where he examines healthcare in America and what factors play a role in who is well and unwell.

He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Thursday, October 29 | 9:30-10:30am

Coronavirus Made It Clear: Our Health System Needs More Compassion

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Hear More From Our Panelist

In the latest post from the It’s Time Texas blog, Patrick Brandt, Co-founder of Get Shift Done, shares why cross-sector collaboration and partnership will be the silver lining of our current pandemic. Join Patrick during the Healthier Texas Summit Series at 10am on June 30th for a live panel on Partnering and Collaborating Across Sectors During a Crisis.
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First Ever Summit Series Book Club Announced

Over the course of eight weeks, we encourage you to join us as we discuss Dr. Sandro Galea's book Well. We will provide you with reading goals to help keep you on track. This is your opportunity to connect with like minded peers, engage in stimulating discussion, and hear directly from the author.
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