Going Forth Episode 3: Public Health in the Era of Pandemic
Meet Erich Giebelhaus, a ’92 alum who works for the largest public health system in the United States. Erich has spent the past two decades planning for the worst — literally. Whether it be terrorism, natural disasters, or — yes — a pandemic, Erich’s agency seeks to prepare New York City to respond effectively in emergency situations. Erich knows the ins and outs of public health like no one else, and sheds light on the complicated issues facing the public health sector today. Meredith and Erich discuss policy planning, fickle community attitudes, and what happens when the worst suddenly arrives at your door in the shape of a spike protein.