Uplift Podcast: Are You Prepared? Design Strategies to Mitigate the Next Pandemic
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Covid-19 is the most significant global health event to take place in our lifetime. While the public health emergency officially expired in 2023, healthcare organizations still contend with its fallout, as well as the likelihood of future pandemics. But there is a hopeful path forward—lessons learned since 2020 inform how to better design hospitals to respond to future pandemics, with an increased focus on infection control, flexibility, adaptability, and resources to protect caregivers’ mental health.
On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Adrian Cotton, MD, Chief of Medical Operations at Loma Linda University Medical Center; Dr. Michael Phillips, MD, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist and Associate Director for Clinical Services for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at NYU Langone Health; and NBBJ’s Bryan Langlands. We’ll talk about their experiences during the pandemic—both personal and professional, lessons learned and how to better plan for the future.
About Our Guests
Dr. Michael Phillips, MD, is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Michael then joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and was assigned to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. His time at CDC and the Health Department provided much “on the job” training in infectious disease outbreak response and development of surveillance systems and infection control programs.