Darren Rausch (01MS), the director and health officer of the Greenfield (Wisconsin) Health Department, who will discuss public health’s response to COVID-19, the unique challenges at hand, and the strategies being employed.
He will also discuss how the pandemic has revealed some of the disparities that exist in communities, what those disparities are, and how public health is attempting to address them. Rausch earned a master’s degree in epidemiology at the College of Public Health and is responsible for oversight and management of all public health programs and services within Greenfield.
He is leading efforts to create a unified emergency operations center in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and is also coordinating an epidemiology intelligence team to collect and analyze data in partnership with professors, staff, and students at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health.
Robert Niezgoda, a CPH second-year PhD epidemiology student with interests in infectious disease prevention, will host the online session.
Registration is required and space is limited for this online session.
Chat from the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us.