Jan. 30, 2018 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Dr. John Quick, Management Sciences for Health Senior Fellow; Faculty, Harvard Medical School
WorldBoston (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6175428995)
The world faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. Experts estimate there is currently a greater than 50% likelihood in our lifetime of a catastrophic pandemic – one that could easily reach a first-world city or town. An airborne superbug could spread from patient zero to 300 million people in just six months, resulting in 30 million deaths, massive social upheaval, and hit the global economy with the force of the Great Recession – or worse. Dr. Jonathan Quick will discuss the science and economics of epidemics, and examine the critical role that politicians, policy makers, and the press have to play in preventing future outbreaks.
Dr. Quick is an international public health expert on a mission to protect humanity from deadly infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics. A family physician and health management specialist, Dr. Quick is Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and currently serves as chair of the Global Health Council. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.