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Medicare for All: A Conversation with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

June 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Please join the FXB Center for a special event, “Medicare for All: A Conversation with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed.” During this event, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and FXB Center Director Dr. Mary T. Bassett will discuss the themes in Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide, a new book authored by Dr. El-Sayed and Dr. Micah Johnson. FXB Center Executive Director Dr. Natalia Linos will moderate the discussion.

This virtual event will be held on Wednesday, June 2 from 1 to 2 p.m EDT. Registration is required. To register for this event, please click here.

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About the Speakers

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, educator, author, speaker, and podcast host. He is a commentator at CNN and his newsletter, The Incision, cuts into the trends shaping our moment. His three books include Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic (Abrams Press, 2020), which diagnoses our country’s epidemic of insecurity and the empathy politics we will need to treat it; and Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide (Oxford University Press, 2021), co-authored with Dr. Micah Johnsonwhich offers a no nonsense guide to the policy. He is the host of “America Dissected,” a podcast by Crooked Media, which goes beyond the headlines to explore what really matters for our health. He is a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Scholar-in-Residence at Wayne State University and American University, where he teaches at the intersection between public health, public policy, and politics. Read his full bio here.

Dr. Mary T. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity. She is currently the director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University (FXB Center) and the FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining the FXB Center, she served as New York City’s Commissioner of Health from 2014 to 2018. Read her full bio here.

Dr. Natalia Linos is a Research Scientist and the Executive Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard where she has helped build a new research area for the Center focused on structural racism and health. In 2020 and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Natalia ran for Congress to represent Massachusetts’ fourth Congressional district. She is currently a Town Meeting Member in Brookline and serves on the Board of the Environmental League of Massachusetts. Prior to her role at Harvard, Natalia worked at the United Nations leading UNDP’s work at the nexus of health and environment, and served as a speechwriter and policy specialist at the United Nations in New York and in Beirut, Lebanon. She also worked at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and currently is a member of Brookline’s Advisory Council on Public Health. Natalia is a graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she earned her Doctor of Science in social epidemiology, and has three young children (Amalia, 8 and twins Leo & Alexandra, 3). Read her full bio here.


June 2, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Zoom – Registration Required