Health Professions Master of Public Health School of Health Professions and Human Services

Closing the Gap: Responses to COVID-19

Former NYS Senator Kemp Hannon serves as moderator of the State of H.O.P.E. event series at the School of Health Professions and Human Services.

The third presentation in the School of Health Professions and Human Services’ State of H.O.P.E. (Healthcare Opportunities and Policy Exchange) event series will focus on “Closing the Gap on Health Emergencies: Responses to COVID-19.” It will be presented online on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 5-7 pm, as part of this year’s National Public Health Week virtual events. Register.

This timely panel brings together practitioners, leaders, and scholars to discuss the role of the government, academic, and private sectors during the coronavirus pandemic and other public health emergencies. Panelists will share their views on how professionals from these industries work together during a time of crisis to address the needs of the public, and also address how to navigate the development and practice of policy during public health emergencies.   

The event is moderated by the school’s Health Policy Fellow and former New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, and will feature speakers:

  • Anthony Santella, DrPH, MCHES, Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Health Professions and Human Services, Hofstra University
  • Joshua Moskovitz, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP, Associate Director of Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health, School of Health Sciences and Human Services, Hofstra University
  • Jacqueline Moline, MD, Vice President, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention,
    Northwell Health; Chair of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, North Shore University Hospital

The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required

The State of HOPE series was created to encourage more diverse discussion and problem solving for some of today’s most complex health issues, said Sen. Hannon, who served as chair of the New York State legislature’s Senate Health Committee. Previous events have focused on aging in America and the influence of policy creation on the patient experience.

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