HOPE Physicians Conference on COVID Vaccines Presented by Drs. Bisola Ojikutu and Rebecca Weintraub

Date: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7:00am to 8:00am

Location: 

Webinar

Zoom link and Passcode are:

https://harvard.zoom.us/s/96318851643?pwd=QzlsV3dIZEJCdTE3REtQQkpneTJSdz...
PASSCODE: 418330

Please join us for a special COVID Here And Now Treatment (CHANT) and HOPE Collaborative Conference: 
“Building Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines and Promoting Uptake among Communities of Color in the US”
 and
“COVID-19 Vaccine to Vaccination: Why Leaders Must Invest in Delivery Strategies Now”

Presented remotely by:
Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Faculty, Infectious Disease Divisions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Community Engaged Research Program, Harvard Center for AIDS Research 
Associate Director, Bio-behavioral and Community Science Core, Harvard Center for AIDS Research 

Rebecca Weintraub, MD
Director, Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital 
 
Dr. Bisola Ojikutu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician within the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also a faculty member within the Infectious Disease Divisions at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Her research and advocacy efforts are focused on the impact of structural factors and norms/beliefs on infectious disease transmission and prevention. Much of her work has addressed medical mistrust as a primary driver of HIV-related health disparities. Within the Harvard Center for AIDS Research she is the Director of the Community Engaged Research Program and the Associate Director of the Bio-Behavioral and Community. Recently, she has focused her efforts on increasing the participation of racially and ethnically diverse populations in COVID-19 research and promoting vaccine uptake.  She is currently funded through a collaborative partnership with RAND Corporation dedicated to developing strategies to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy within the Black community in the US.

Dr. Rebecca Weintraub is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Weintraub is the Faculty Director of the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University and leads Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs. Dr. Weintraub is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she launched the Vaccine Delivery workstream of Ariadne Labs’ COVID-19 Response. She has established her role in the realm of through various outlets, including advising the Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee, serving on the CONVINCE Steering Committee, publications in Harvard Business Review and Health Affairs and media outlets including Netflix, Vox, New York Times, BBC, and NPR.