154 - Dr. Tom LaVeist on How To Think About and Address Inequities Revealed by COVID
Public Health On Call
Why are Black people so much more likely to die from COVID than whites in Louisiana and elsewhere? Dr. Tom LaVeist, dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about misconceptions and misunderstandings about race and health. Dr. LaVeist also talks about his work on a COVID-19 task force to make permanent policy changes that will help towards building a healthier and more equitable society after the pandemic.
“Anybody who has an idea, I want to hear from" - Interviewing Dr. Tom LaVeist
A Different Kind of Leader
Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD is the Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He is an expert in US Health and Social Policy, and the role of race in health research, among many other research focuses. Join us in this first episode as Dr. LaVeist highlights the importance of effective communication skills in leadership, particularly in building a team where everyone's ideas are not only welcomed, but necessary to the success of an organization.You can follow Dr. LaVeist on Twitter: @tlaveist