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COVID-19 Panel Talk

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COVID-19 Panel Talk Order of Presentations John Bower - Biology of epidemics Frank James - Infectious disease transmission/prevention Hilary Schwandt - Public Health/ global south perspective Jack Herring - Modelling the epidemic in Whatcom County Kevin Delucio - Mental health challenges Jessica Navedo - Economic system in a global crisis About the speakers:

Jack Herring

Jack's research interests are primarily in the search for solutions to the most pressing of today's environmental and social quandaries. While he always considers these problems in a systematic, global framework, he is often drawn to community-based solutions that scale better to our natural forms of human organization.

John Bower

John Bower has spent 25 years studying the natural world. Getting his start as a birdwatcher, his research includes acoustic communication in bowhead whales and song sparrows, as well as population ecology of Pacific Northwest marine birds. Most recently, John and his family lived on Isla Robinson Crusoe, 500 miles off the coast of Chile, where he studied competition for flowers between the endangered and endemic Juan Fernandez firecrown hummingbird and the green firecrown, a recent arrival from the South American mainland.

Hilary Schwandt

Hilary Schwandt earned her BS in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University in 2002. After graduating from Calpoly she lived in Jamaica for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She then earned her master’s degree in 2006 and her doctoral degree in 2009 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Hilary’s doctoral dissertation was on unsafe abortion in Ghana and included a qualitative study on the pathways to abortion, a comparison of incomplete pregnancy patients and a randomized, noninferiority trial of group vs. individual family planning counseling. Her main areas of research interest are gender and reproductive health.

Kevin Delucio

I am Assistant Professor of Multicultural Psychology & Mental Health and I joined the Fairhaven and broader WWU community in Fall 2017. I am counseling psychologist by training and my work explores how we can improve the well-being of marginalized communities in the U.S.

Frank James

Dr. James is active in teaching, research and medical practice both at home and abroad. For 20 years, he has practiced travel medicine in Whatcom and San Juan Counties. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He is involved in service projects in India, Nepal, Taiwan and East Timor.

Jessica Navedo

A student of interdisciplinary studies, Jessica uses systems thinking approaches and narrative to understand sociocultural dynamics, particularly focusing on systems of power and how culture changes. She maintains a high-level and holistic view, contextualizing events and relationships in shared stories which define our characters’ behaviors and roles in society. As a dominating cultural narrative encompassing much of the globe, economic systems and policy determine the way these events and relationships play out. Looking to living systems, or ecology, for clues into how to design our world in ways which encourage life to thrive, she often approaches regenerative economics and cultural redesign in her work. How can we tell a more beautiful story through the way we design ourselves and our livelihoods? How do we get there? She also has a vested interest in ritual revival and the cultivation of resilience in mental wellbeing and public health initiatives, understanding the way economic circumstances intersect with these spaces.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-4-2020 11:45 AM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:39:55

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Program

World Issues Forum

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Coronaviruses; Medical emergencies; Communicable diseases; Emerging infectious diseases--Treatment; Disaster medicine

Type

video

Keywords

COVID-19, Epidemics, Infectious disease, Public health, Whatcom County, Mental health

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

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video/mp4

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Apr 8th, 11:45 AM Apr 8th, 1:20 PM

COVID-19 Panel Talk

Fairhaven College Auditorium

COVID-19 Panel Talk Order of Presentations John Bower - Biology of epidemics Frank James - Infectious disease transmission/prevention Hilary Schwandt - Public Health/ global south perspective Jack Herring - Modelling the epidemic in Whatcom County Kevin Delucio - Mental health challenges Jessica Navedo - Economic system in a global crisis About the speakers:

Jack Herring

Jack's research interests are primarily in the search for solutions to the most pressing of today's environmental and social quandaries. While he always considers these problems in a systematic, global framework, he is often drawn to community-based solutions that scale better to our natural forms of human organization.

John Bower

John Bower has spent 25 years studying the natural world. Getting his start as a birdwatcher, his research includes acoustic communication in bowhead whales and song sparrows, as well as population ecology of Pacific Northwest marine birds. Most recently, John and his family lived on Isla Robinson Crusoe, 500 miles off the coast of Chile, where he studied competition for flowers between the endangered and endemic Juan Fernandez firecrown hummingbird and the green firecrown, a recent arrival from the South American mainland.

Hilary Schwandt

Hilary Schwandt earned her BS in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University in 2002. After graduating from Calpoly she lived in Jamaica for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She then earned her master’s degree in 2006 and her doctoral degree in 2009 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Hilary’s doctoral dissertation was on unsafe abortion in Ghana and included a qualitative study on the pathways to abortion, a comparison of incomplete pregnancy patients and a randomized, noninferiority trial of group vs. individual family planning counseling. Her main areas of research interest are gender and reproductive health.

Kevin Delucio

I am Assistant Professor of Multicultural Psychology & Mental Health and I joined the Fairhaven and broader WWU community in Fall 2017. I am counseling psychologist by training and my work explores how we can improve the well-being of marginalized communities in the U.S.

Frank James

Dr. James is active in teaching, research and medical practice both at home and abroad. For 20 years, he has practiced travel medicine in Whatcom and San Juan Counties. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He is involved in service projects in India, Nepal, Taiwan and East Timor.

Jessica Navedo

A student of interdisciplinary studies, Jessica uses systems thinking approaches and narrative to understand sociocultural dynamics, particularly focusing on systems of power and how culture changes. She maintains a high-level and holistic view, contextualizing events and relationships in shared stories which define our characters’ behaviors and roles in society. As a dominating cultural narrative encompassing much of the globe, economic systems and policy determine the way these events and relationships play out. Looking to living systems, or ecology, for clues into how to design our world in ways which encourage life to thrive, she often approaches regenerative economics and cultural redesign in her work. How can we tell a more beautiful story through the way we design ourselves and our livelihoods? How do we get there? She also has a vested interest in ritual revival and the cultivation of resilience in mental wellbeing and public health initiatives, understanding the way economic circumstances intersect with these spaces.