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Health Professionals Combating COVID-19: Science-driven Solutions

PHR senior medical advisor Dr. Ranit Mishori holds a Q&A with emergency room physician Dr. Josh Lerner about working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The second installment of our webinar series, this discussion focuses on the increased dangers for front-line health care workers, their patients, and their families from shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Featuring introductory and closing remarks by PHR Executive Director Donna McKay, who shares insight on how to engage with PHR to help combat the novel coronavirus.

Speaker Bios:

  • Dr. Joshua Lerner, MD Emergency Room Physician, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Dr. Joshua Lerner is an attending emergency department physician at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital with more than 10 years of experience. In a Facebook post that went viral, Lerner demanded that the U.S. government address the national PPE shortage by providing front line health professionals with the gloves, masks, N95 respirators, and gowns they so desperately need. He has also spoken about working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic on ABC’s Good Morning America.
  • Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS Senior Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights Ranit Mishori is PHR’s senior medical advisor, professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and director of the department’s Global Health Initiatives. Dr. Mishori has been a champion of migrant health for the past two decades, through intensive engagement in various activities, including clinical care of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Donna McKay Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights Donna McKay joined PHR as executive director in February 2012, bringing more than 20 years of international and domestic nonprofit experience to the organization. Before PHR, McKay served for nearly a decade as the director of institutional advancement and special projects at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

See all events in PHR’s COVID-19 Webinar Series.