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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern

This webpage is intended to serve as a resource for Fielding School events and experts, and link to external sources with information regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

EVENTS 

FEB. 25 | THE CORONAVIRUS AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT 

“The Coronavirus and Its Global Impact,” a World Today Discussion Series event hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Center for Global Management and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will be a moderated discussion with UCLA Anderson visiting professor and former minister in the Hong Kong SAR Government Christine Loh, economist William Yu, and Dr. Robert Kim-Farley who holds joint appointments in the departments of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The panelists will discuss the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and its global impact from a socio-economic, business, and public health perspective. 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for students, faculty, and staff of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. RSVP and Bruin ID will be required. Details to follow.

FEB. 10 | THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): WHAT DO WE KNOW AND WHAT'S NEXT?

On Monday, February 10, 2020, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA Center for Chinese Studies presented a symposium addressing the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Click on the video below to watch the livestream from the event, featuring Ron Brookmeyer, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Michael Berry, director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, in conversation with: Roger Detels, professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Anne Rimoin, professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Alex Wang, professor, UCLA School of Law; Otto Yang, professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Zuo-Feng Zhang, professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

 

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is an evolving public health issue. The content in this video is based on information available at the time of filming.

RESOURCES

FIELDING SCHOOL FACULTY EXPERTS

Anne Rimoin

Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School, is an expert in emerging infectious diseases, ebolavirus, zoonoses, immunization, and infectious disease epidemiology. Rimoin is the founder of the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and serves as director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health at the Fielding School. Recently quoted by the BBC NewsForbesFox Business, and USA Today.

Dr. Robert J. Kim-Farley

Dr. Robert J. Kim-Farley serves as professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community health sciences at the Fielding School. His previous roles include director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and service with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization in Indonesia, India, and Switzerland. Kim-Farley addresses public health preparedness for, and response to, deliberate use of biological agents, and reduction and eradication of communicable diseases. Recently quoted by The GuardianLos Angeles Times, and NPR station KPCC.

Gilbert Gee

Gilbert Gee is a professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School. A primary line of his research focuses on conceptualizing and measuring racial discrimination, and in understanding how discrimination may be related to illness. His work on health surveys and disease exposure has been recognized by the (U.S.) National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Recently quoted in PBS: Christiane Amanpour & Co., the Los Angeles TimesFort Worth Star-Telegram, and Seattle Times.

Dr. Timothy Brewer

Dr. Timothy Brewer, professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School, has served on advisory boards and review panels for international and national organizations including the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, among others, and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Recently quoted in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang

Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang is the associate dean for research and a professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School. Zhang’s service includes his tenure as WHO Consultant for National Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Controls in China, and as a regular member of NIH Epidemiology of Cancer Study Section. Recently quoted by Xinhua, China Philanthropist, and The Intellectual.

Dr. David Eisenman

Dr. David Eisenman, is director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters and professor-in-residence of community health sciences at the Fielding School. Eisenman’s work addresses community resilience, mental health in primary care, trauma, climate change, and violence prevention. 

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner is an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School whose research interests are in applied epidemiology and the prevention and control of infectious diseases of public health importance like HIV, STDs, TB and Cryptococcus. Klausner previously served with the San Francisco County Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recently quoted in the Los Angeles Times and Fox News Los Angeles.

Press contact: Brad Smith | bssmith@support.ucla.edu | 310.825.0148