HLTH Forward Podcast

Future of Pandemics: Dr. Atul Nakhasi, Senior Advisor @Office of the US Surgeon General,Physician @LA County

August 23, 2022
HLTH Forward Podcast
Future of Pandemics: Dr. Atul Nakhasi, Senior Advisor @Office of the US Surgeon General,Physician @LA County
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Show Notes

The COVID- 19 Pandemic in the United States has caused drastic shifts in our life. The disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS - CoV-2) has been one of the leading causes of death in 2020 in the United States, right after heart disease and cancer. 92,38,677 confirmed cases, 10,36,990 deaths, 261,961,618 vaccinated with one dose and 223,457,170 completely vaccinated.

This pandemic has brought to our surface the many disparities and foundational issues within our healthcare system and society. Fears about the disease, mistrust, misinformation about the vaccinations, lack of resources and supplies, increased burnout amongst physicians and nurses, and mental and physical health takes a toll. Have we recovered, and are we ready for the future of Pandemics?

Dr. Atul Nakhasi is a Senior Advisor at the Office of the US Surgeon General and a Physician at Los Angeles County serving vulnerable communities. He completed his Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University and MD from John Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr, Nakhasi is the Founder of This is Our Shot Campaign, one of nation's largest  vaccination campaign https://thisisourshot.info/

About Host
Smriti Kirubanandan has a strong background in robotics and public health and is a Healthcare Executive, where she focuses on driving significant transformations within the healthcare ecosystem, concentrating on customer experience, intelligent automation, data analytics and insights, and is determined to make healthcare more accessible and affordable through innovation and empathy. She also spearheads brand development, thought leadership, and market research. 

Smriti is a selected Young Global Leader 2023 by the World Economic Forum, a member of the Young Leaders Circle at the Milken Institute, and is the Founder of HLTH Forward Podcast- an award-winning media platform that hosts healthcare leaders, policymakers, and artists to discuss the challenges in the system and what we could do collectively to move healthcare forward. 

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