Public Health in the Face of the Pandemic

Public Health in the Face of the Pandemic

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting public health in St. Joseph County and how the St. Joseph County Health Department operates in conjunction with the State of Indiana will be discussed. Further information will include the St. Joseph County Health Department’s strategic plan, the current public health landscape, and future funding of the Health Department.

Preview for Week 10

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

Heidi Beidinger-Burnett gives a preview of this week’s session.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Presented by Mary Ann McDowell

This presentation by Mary Ann McDowell talks about current updates on the vaccine and the public health implications.

Tracking COVID-19 Data

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

This presentation will track the COVID-19 data in St. Joseph County, Ind., while describing the public health implications.

View the Event

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell

View the recording of the live discussion recorded on Monday, December 7, with Professors Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell and guest speaker Dr. Robert Einterz, St. Joseph County Department of Health Officer. Register to receive information about how to join future live events.

Dr. Robert Einterz was appointed full-time Health Officer of the St. Joseph County Department of Health on February 17, 2020.  Dr. Einterz retired from Indiana University after more than 30 years on faculty at IU School of Medicine as the Donald E. Brown Professor of Global Health and Associate Dean for Global Health and director of the Indiana University Center for Global Health. He completed specialty training in internal medicine in 1984 and then served for one year as Chief Medical Resident at Wishard Memorial Hospital. Dr. Einterz worked as a volunteer physician in rural Haiti for one year in 1986-87. In 1989, he co-founded the Indiana University-Moi University, Kenya partnership, and served as the interim coordinator of the Department of Medicine at Moi University School of Medicine in 1990-91. In 2003, he co-founded AMPATH, a global consortium of academic health sciences institutions that partner with ministries of health in low and middle-income countries to develop and implement systems of health care delivery, research, and education. While at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Einterz also served as a clinician-educator. He directed the Westside Community Health Center and worked as a hospitalist at Wishard (now Eskenazi) Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Einterz was the Principal Investigator of numerous grants including projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and many different philanthropic foundations and corporations.

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