The healthcare system and COVID-19

Nurses loading soldier into ambulance in 1918

St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1918

The healthcare system and COVID-19

Guian McKee, Kathryn Quissell, William Antholis (Moderator)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Event Details

The Miller Center’s Guian McKee and Kathryn Quissell from UVA’s Department of Public Health Sciences discuss public health governance, how the U.S. healthcare system is managing the coronavirus, how the history of the system has shaped that response, and what we can learn from other countries. Miller Center Director Bill Antholis will moderate the conversation.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
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Guian McKee

Guian McKee is an associate professor in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, where he works extensively in the Presidential Recordings Program. He is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia and is currently working on a book texamining the rise of the health care economy in American cities after World War II. McKee’s research focuses on how federal policy, especially in the executive branch, plays out at the local level in American communities.

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Kathryn Quissell

Kathryn Quissell’s is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the intersection between political science and global health. She investigates how governments, organizations, and advocates shape which issues receive attention, which policies are adopted, how policies are designed, how policies are implemented, and the feedback effects of policies on target populations.

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William Antholis (Moderator)

William Antholis serves as the Miller Center's director and CEO. Immediately prior, he served as managing director at The Brookings Institution from 2004 to 2014, working directly with Brookings' president and vice presidents to help manage the full range of policy studies, develop new initiatives, coordinate research across programs, strengthen the policy impact of Brookings’ research, and ensure the quality and independence of that research. From 1995 to 1999, Antholis served in government. At the White House, he was director of international economic affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and National Economic Council, where he served as the chief staff person for the G8 Summits in 1997 and 1998. He is the author of Inside Out India and China: Local Politics Go Global.