The Institute for Pandemics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health was formed in spring 2020 in order to tackle some of the most pressing issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to understand how to prevent future pandemics. A central goal of the Institute is to address issues of health equity associated with pandemics. As part of this goal, the Institute, along with its lead donors, the Vohra Miller Foundation, is sponsoring a lecture series that will feature preeminent scholars, policymakers, advocates, and others who are engaging in the science of pandemic-related health inequities, other critical public health issues, and in the translation of that science.
The fourth-annual Vohra Miller Lectures in Critical Public Health Issues in collaboration with the Institute for Pandemics aims to foster a dialogue on health equity issues, as it relates to the youth educational landscape. While recognizing the importance of the public health measures that were put in place based on scientifically proven best practices to ensure the safety and health of all Canadians, this discussion will analyze the impact of pandemic education disruption on mental health outcomes in children and youth using innovative statistical methods.
Featured panelists Kuan Liu, Mark Lasso, and Kimberly Chau will share the learning outcomes and their perspectives to address topics posed by panelist and moderator, Dr. Amy Gajaria. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panelists their questions.