On July 29th, MCNY’s School for Business Associate Professor, Dr. Lessie Branch was invited by the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Dias, Jr. to discuss Health Disparities and COVID19 in the Bronx.

Lessie Branch

Dr. Branch joined a distinguished group of experts including:

Dr. Oxiris Barbot, NYC DOHMH

Dr. Jane Bedell, DOHMH in the Bronx

Dr. Denise Nunez, Physician at the Front, SOMOS

Dr. Nancy Kheck, Health Director

and Moderator and MCNY MPA Alumna, Deputy Boro President, Marricka Scott McFadden

Topics included:
•What have we learned about vulnerable populations from COVID19?
•What are the key socioeconomic and policy determinants of health disparities?
•How systemic racism makes people sick; implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality in communities of color.
•Public Health approaches and metrics for measuring population health
•Delivering healthcare after COVID19