Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds | Bioethics Related to COVID Vaccine Delivery
Virtual Event Information:
This event brought to you by the Interdisciplinary Health Science Ph.D. Program at Western Michigan University, and Hosted by the College of Health and Human Services, Kalamazoo, Michigan via Webex. Learn more about our Interdisciplinary Health Science Ph.D. Program here:
Featured Presenter: Dr. Kata Chillag, Ph.D, Medical Anthropology
WMU Facilitator: Dr. Rob Lyerla, Ph.D, PhD MGIS, Professor- Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD Program
The national roll-out of COVID vaccines raises a number of questions for the general public. After the safety and efficacy of the vaccine are evaluated, public health professionals then begin the process of recommending prioritization of groups for receiving vaccines. Understanding public health ethics clarifies how decisions are made. Dr. Chillag will discuss the public health approach to ethics and ethical decision making, using the COVID pandemic as a backdrop for the conversation.
About the Speaker
Dr. Chillag is a former senior policy analyst and associate director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, under President Barack Obama and is currently the Hamilton McKay Professor of Biosciences and Human Health and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Values (Public Health) at Davidson College. Dr. Chillag will discuss the public health approach to ethics and ethical decision making, using the COVID pandemic as a backdrop for the conversation.