Putting People over Political Image: Discussions on What is Right Vs What is Easy with Dr. David Fisman
When it comes to healthcare, it should be about people first, right?
In this episode, we speak with Dr. David Fisman, a professor of epidemiology, Internal Medicine Physician and Infection Diseases Consultant we ask him all the tough questions:
When it comes to modelling pandemic data, how screwed are we? Is Covid Airborne? Should I send my child/children to school? How does a disease go from being acute to endemic? What’s a likely timeline for COVID-19 to become endemic? Will wave 4 be the most deadly? Will this shit end? Vaccines have done most of the heavy lifting, but we need honesty, transparency, strong public health policy and working collectively as a community to end this pandemic.
Dr. David Fisman is a professor of epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a practicing internist. His areas of expertise include Infectious diseases, public health, and epidemiology.
He is interested in developing and applying novel methodological tools that allow physicians and public health experts to make the best possible decisions around communicable disease control, using the best available data.
Dr. Fisman completed a residency in internal medicine at both McGill and Brown Universities, before completing a fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, and a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Fisman was also an AHRQ fellow in health policy at the Harvard Centre for Risk Analysis.