Join us for two special Harvard Medical School webinar series for clinicians and other health care professionals

Each week we will feature HMS faculty presentations with perspectives on clinical management and healthcare disparities to address the coronavirus pandemic. Register to receive login access, as well as recordings of the sessions after they air. Continuing education credits will be available.

Please note: If you are unable to access the webinars live, the programs will be recorded each day and a link to the recording will be emailed as they become available.

Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:00 PM, EDT: The Impact of Race, Racism, Biology, and Social Determinants of Health on Kidney Disease Disparities

This webinar will focus on the disparate impact of kidney disease on African-Americans and the factors that underlie that disparity including genetics, environment, structural racism, and socioeconomic status, among other factors.


  • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Faculty Director, Accreditation and Maintenance of Certification


  • Dr. Denyse Thornley-Brown, Professor Emerita of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

  • Dr. Opeyimi Olabisi, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical Management Through COVID-19

Thursday, July 16, 1:00 PM, EDT: COVID-19 and Nursing Homes

COVID-19 has been disproportionately borne by individuals living and working in nursing homes. After a review of trends in nursing home cases and fatalities, this presentation will review several ongoing analyses including:

  • Characteristics of nursing homes with COVID cases
  • Asymptomatic spread of COVID among nursing home residents and staff
  • Excess nursing home mortality associated with COVID. The presentation will conclude with some directions for federal and state policy

Moderator: TBA


  • David Grabowski, PhD, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School