COVID-19 Response in Chicago and Havana

Date / Time

January 26, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Join the UIC School of Public Health Global Health Program and partners in Cuba for a comparison of strategies for addressing COVID-19 in Chicago and Havana. We’ll examine the chronology of the outbreak in the two locales, the public health interventions used and the differing effects and lessons learned.

Opening Remarks by:

Wayne Giles, MD, MS | Dean | University of Illinois School of Public Health

Pastor Castell-Florit, MD | Director | Cuba’s National School of Public Health (ENSAP)

Gail Reed, MS | Executive Editor | MEDICC Review

Moderated by: Peter Orris, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM | Global Health Program | UIC School of Public Health

The event will take place via Zoom. Simultaneous translation between English and Spanish will be available. All participants will need to select a language channel at the beginning of the event, To select a language channel, click interpretation in your meeting/webinar controls and select the language channel you would like to join.


Allison Arwady, MD | Commissioner | Chicago Department of Public Health

Pedro Más Bermejo, MD, PhD | Coordinator of Epidemiology & Modeling | National COVID-19 Group, Ministry of Public Health, Cuba

Emilio Delgado, MD | Director of Public Health | Havana Province, Cuba

Ngozi Ezike, MD | Director | Illinois Department of Public Health


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