The Center for the Study of Democracy Presents a Virtual Panel on Public Health Featuring St. Mary’s College of Maryland Scientists on the St. Mary's County COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group, and the St. Mary’s County Health Department

Submitted by Michael Bruckler on June 09, 2020 - 3:51 pm
June 09, 2020
By Michael Bruckler

The Center for the Study of Democracy will present a virtual panel featuring St. Mary's College of Maryland scientists on the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group and the St. Mary’s County Health Department to discuss public health issues including COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The panel is designed to highlight the role of sound, science-based leadership and decision-making in public health; discuss the importance of public partnerships in addressing public health challenges; and identify and highlight the ways in which a liberal arts educational institution like St. Mary’s College can contribute in this process.

The speakers on the panel include:

  • Meenakshi Brewster, St. Mary's County health officer
  • Kevin Emerson, associate professor of biology at SMCM
  • Linden McBride, assistant professor of economics at SMCM
  • Emek Köse, associate professor of mathematics at SMCM
  • Troy Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry at SMCM
  • Jessica Malisch, assistant professor of physiology at SMCM
  • William (Bill) Roberts, professor of anthropology at SMCM

The panel will be moderated by Antonio Ugues Jr., associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College.

To access the panel, visit


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