|WHEN||Thursday, May 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9 p.m.|
|EVENT SPONSORS||Graduate School’s Office of Public Lectures, in partnership with faculty from Population Health, the Communication Leadership program within the Department of Communication|
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be more than just a threat to our health: it’s become a disruption of our way of life, affecting everything from supply chains, to the way we love, to what is considered essential work, how are we to think about and live amidst this “new normal”?
To answer this, the Graduate School’s Office of Public Lectures, in partnership with faculty from Population Health, the Communication Leadership program within the Department of Communication, and many others, will host a weekly panel titled “Coexisting with COVID-19.”
May 28: Supply Chains: Where’s All the Toilet Paper?
Prof. Dr. Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Drewnowski’s landmark Seattle Obesity Study (SOS III), funded by the National Institutes of Health, has explored health disparities by Seattle neighborhoods, inequitable access to healthy foods and the relation between diet quality and diet cost. Those studies have provided maps of food patters, obesity and diabetes by geographic area. He is the author of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index (NRF), a nutrient profiling model that helps consumers identify foods that are nutrient rich, affordable, and appealing. The nutrient density concept was recently featured in the “Future 50 Foods for a Healthier Planet” report from Knorr and the World Wildlife Fund.
Dr. Jennifer Otten is an Associate Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and faculty researcher with the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition. She also serves as the Food Systems Director and core faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program and as co-director of UW’s Livable City Year. Her research focuses on understanding, changing, and evaluating food systems with a particular focus on food systems policies as they relate to public health and nutrition outcomes. Her work also engages with and assesses pathways for how research gets to the public policy table.
Joe Heim, a clinical instructor in the Department of Health Services and a research scientist in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, is the director of the ISE Health Systems Engineering Center. Previously, he has held executive and senior management positions in software product development, supply chain planning and analysis, materials procurement, market research, sales and operations planning and business analytics.