COVID Consequences: The Future of Emergency Powers in Public Health


Consortium on Law and Values at the University of Minnesota




15th December 2022

Tag(s): Past

The COVID-19 pandemic created a public health emergency. In response, state and federal authorities took a range of steps to control infections and deaths, including declaring emergencies, instituting crisis standards of care, calling for masking, requiring vaccination or testing, and closing sites where individuals were congregating and at risk. This has prompted reactions from gratitude to anger, as well as legislation and litigation. Now, RSV and influenza are surging, especially in children. This webinar will bring together national experts to discuss the future of public health powers, the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to rebuild trust in public health institutions in communities across the country.

Panelists will discuss these pressing issues and respond to audience questions during this highly interactive webinar.

Panelists are:
James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM
Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Director, Center for Public Health Law and Policy

Sandra C. Quinn, PhD, MEd
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Science
Senior Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

Michelle M. Mello, MPhil, PhD, JD
Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Professor of Health Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine

Moderated by:
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

Susan M. Wolf, JD
Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy
Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine

Event start time: 12:00 pm

Event end time: 01:30 pm

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