Virtual Forum: Social Science Faculty Respond to COVID-19

The Center for Social Science Scholarship is convening an “Ask the Expert” virtual forum on social science responses to COVID-19, featuring faculty panelists:
  • Nicholas Bonneau, lecturer, Department of History; a historian of science and medicine and a public historian; also currently teaching HIST 200, “Global History of Pandemics” 
  • Dana Bradley, dean, Erickson School of Aging; and professor of sociology, anthropology, and health administration and policy; fellow of the Gerontological Society of America; and founding member of the Global Aging Research Network
  • Charissa Cheah, professor, Department of Psychology; PI on a new National Science Foundation-funded research grant to study prejudice and discrimination against Chinese-Americans due to COVID-19 
  • Brian Grodsky, professor, Department of Political Science; researches disaster politics, human rights, and democratization and is a first responder and a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician
  • Zoë McLaren, associate professor, School of Public Policy; researches health policy and the economics of the global spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis
  • Lucy Wilson, professor, Emergency Health Services; infectious disease physician and the former Chief of the Center for Surveillance, Infection Prevention, and Outbreak Response at the Maryland Department of Health
Presenters will provide a brief overview of their research in relation to COVID-19 followed by discussion and Q&A with the audience.

This event will be live-streamed via Facebook Live. Go to to view the event on April 17 at 1 p.m.

Start Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Start Time: 1:00 pm

End Date:
End Time: 2:00 pm

Department Represented: An interdisciplinary “Ask the Expert” forum

Venue Name: Online

Open Year Round:

CTA Text: Livestream via Facebook Live
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