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Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H.

Dean, Brown University School of Public Health

Masterclass 12: What you Need to Know About COVID-19 and the Global Recovery

What are the latest COVID-19 developments? How is it looking for the global recovery? In this timely, informative talk, Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, and Jared Franz, Capital Group economist, discuss COVID-19 and the recovery. A globally recognized pandemic expert who advises state and federal policymakers, Dr. Jha will share his keen insights on the latest vaccine developments, ongoing rollout plans, spreading COVID-19 variants and possible scenarios for a return to normalcy. With 15 years of investment industry experience, Franz will take a macroeconomic look at the COVID-19 recovery in Asia, Europe and the U.S. that includes consumers, government stimuli, policies, central banks and long-term outlooks.


A practicing physician, Dr. Ashish K. Jha is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response as well as on health policy research and practice. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers. Dr. Jha has published more than 200 original research publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The BMJ, and is a frequent contributor to a range of public media. He has extensively researched how to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care, focusing on the impact of public health policy nationally and around the globe.