Johns Hopkins University is hosting a free, publicly available course titled Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Johns Hopkins University Experts. This course is set up as a series of short modules to explore the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is not required. The modules build on each other. The course begins with a discussion of the virus that causes COVID-19 and works its way to the pandemic’s broader implications for society. This course features original content that was created after the imposition of social distancing measures.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
Dr. Filone works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She is a virologist who has spent her career studying some of the most dangerous viruses known to mankind in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories. Her research has focused on how viruses interact with humans and animals, with the goal of understanding how viruses work and designing new treatments.
Jason Farley is a professor of nursing, an infectious disease-trained nurse epidemiologist, and a nurse practitioner in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Medicine.
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Dr. Ruth Karron is a professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She directs the Center for Immunization Research and the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative.
Dr. Nuzzo is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An epidemiologist by training, Dr. Nuzzo’s research focuses on global health security, including biosurveillance and outbreak detection and response.
Dr. Watson is an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Dr. Watson discusses the role of public health in understanding and managing infectious disease outbreaks, including COVID-19.