Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. In this episode, Dr. Galea describes his early beginnings in Medicine and the decision to pivot towards a career in public health. He comments on the biomedical achievements in response to the pandemic, as well as the structural challenges that emerged and/or were exacerbated as a result of the pandemic. His advice to leaders in these uncertain times is to recognize both the successes and failures that are connected to the pandemic, particularly the health inequities that continue to be present in our society. The four key components of leadership that Dr. Galea addresses are: integrity, hard work, compassion, and self-restraint.
Buy Dr. Galea's Book (Available Nov 2021): The Contagion Next Time