Project Description

Center for Community Wellness

Community Convos

Given the glaring health inequities magnified by the COVID pandemic and ongoing social and racial injustices, it is time for some real talk on some important and perhaps difficult topics. Community Convos is a new series of conversations between that bring health practitioners, academics, thought leaders and others together with community members to discuss pressing issues at the intersection of medicine, health, race, politics. Through dialogue we build shared understanding and empathy. And through empathy we build the truth and respect needed to join forces and make progress.

Past Discussions

December 10, 2020
Moderated by Dr. Rich Joseph

Let’s Talk About COVID-19: An Update

Dr. Lindsay Baden, Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Paulette Chandler, Associate Physician in Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dr. Lisa Cosimi, Associate Physician in Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital discuss the latest COVID statistics, health and testing information

November 10, 2020
Moderated by Dr. Rich Joseph


Dr. Stuart Quan and Dr. Olabimpe Omobomi, of the BWH Sleep Medicine Center discuss the science of sleep, the health risks of sleep deprivation, health disparities in sleep disorders and treatments, and the interplay of sleep and stress.

September 22, 2020
Moderated by Dr. Rich Joseph

Colon Cancer

Two experts, Dr. Nadine McCleary and Dr. Nicolette Rodriguezfrom BWH/Dana Farber, explore the ins and outs of colon cancer.

July 23, 2020
Moderated by Dr. Rich Joseph


Explore the basic steps and processes of vaccine development with Dr. Lindsey Baden, lead researcher COVID vaccine trial. 

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Questions about this and other programs offered at Center for Community Wellness?

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