Springfield College will host a virtual conversation with Dr. Celine Gounder on the pandemic, and the intersection of public health with racial and economic equity and justice on Thursday, Sept. 30, starting at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the campus community and public. For more information and to register for this event, please visit springfield.edu/speakerseries.
Gounder is an infectious disease expert, highly sought after for her guidance on the coronavirus, featured frequently on media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, The New York Times, and more. Gounder, who was appointed to President Joe Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board in 2020, is chief executive officer, president, and founder of Just Human Productions, a nonprofit multimedia organization. She hosts and produces a pair of podcasts, including American Diagnosis, a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic, a podcast about the coronavirus pandemic.
Gounder is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, where her responsibilities include caring for patients on the wards at Bellevue Hospital Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, her master’s degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington.
The Arts & Humanities Speaker Series has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.