COVID-19: Interventions, Impacts, and Consequences

Event Date: 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event Date Details: 

COVID-19: Interventions, Impacts, and Consequences

About the Speakers

MIT School of Engineering | » Munther Dahleh

COVID-19 Pandemic: Intervention, Testing, and Economic Impact

Munther A. Dahleh, PhD

Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, MIT


MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) COVID-19 Collaboration (Isolat) is a volunteer collaboration organized by IDSS to provide systematic and rigorous analyses of data associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in order to inform policy makers. Dr. Dahleh will highlight some interesting contributions of this group with regard to statistical modeling, intervention evaluation, and testing strategies. He will also present some observations on economic impacts.



COVID-19 Consequences and Inequalities 
Susan Cassels, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UCSB


Dr. Cassels will ask the question, which response to COVID-19 is "worse" for the health of populations? To examine this question, she first discusses social and environmental determinants of health, to help us understand the myriad of ways that COVID-19 and our responses can impact health, beyond being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. She then explores the fundamental causes theory to examine emerging inequalities in the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.