COVAC Hosts Panel on Safe and Equitable Reopening

In this panel discussion, COVAC Chair Dr. Susanna Y. Huh dives deep with our panelists into what many aspects of reopening could look like and how we can reopen equitably and safely.


Meet Our Panelists:
Dr. Rajeev Venkayya is the President of the Global Vaccine Business Unit at Taekda Pharmaceuticals. He was the Senior Director for Biodefense at the White House from 2005-2007, and the principal author of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza.

Dr. Shuhan He is an emergency medicine physician at MGH. He is the Medical Lead and Cofounder of GetUsPPE. He also works as the Associate Director of Digital Growth Strategy at the Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare at MGH.

Dr. Ashish Jha is the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He is a practicing general internist at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System, and a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Meet Our Moderator:
Dr. Susanna Y. Huh (MD. MPH.) is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist experienced in leading programs in clinical practice, clinical and epidemiologic research, and quality improvement. She is currently a Medical Director and Global Clinical Lead in the Gastroenterology Therapeutic Area Unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. She has led and collaborated with teams in the clinical development of small molecule and stem cell therapy in gastrointestinal disease, rare disease, and pediatric drug development. Prior to joining Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Huh’s clinical and research interests focused on the effects of early childhood nutrition on lifelong health. For ten years, Dr. Huh directed the Growth and Nutrition Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and she continues a part-time clinical practice in this program. She has held NIH and other research grants, and her research on prenatal and early childhood factors associated with child obesity received national media attention. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England. Dr. Huh is Chair of the COVID-19 Action Coalition.


Recorded 06/10/2020