Update: This event has now ended, but you can watch the livestream on YouTube, or via the embed below!
The spread of monkeypox (orthopoxvirus), like the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and other infectious diseases, has been accompanied by the spread of much misinformation and unjustified stigmatization of people of particular demographics and backgrounds. This has in turn hindered proper responses to infectious diseases. This webinar on stigma, communications and monkeypox presents a framework for developing appropriate widespread proactive communications messages and plans about infectious diseases that avoid stigmatizing affected and at risk populations, effectively providing prevention messages, and appropriately engaging communities that may face stigma.
The webinar includes an update from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the current monkeypox outbreak, a presentation on derailing stigma through proactive communications strategies with PRI experts, & a panel discussion on the challenges that misinformation and stigma have presented for managing outbreak communications.
Who’s this for? Staff and leadership across organizations, community services, communications, business, policy makers, public health practitioners, & healthcare professionals who can play a role in reducing stigma and amplifying key health messages. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.
Moderator & Presenter
Speakers and Panelists
Sarit A. Golub, PhD, MPH
Professor of Psychology
Hunter College and Graduate Center | City University of New York
Bio & Links
Dr. Sarit Golub, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Psychology from Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality, and she seeks to apply social psychological theory and methods to improve health interventions and outcomes. She has extensive experience developing trainings for hospitals, health centers, and community-based service organizations in both NYC and Boston.
New York Times
Donald R. Powell, MHS
Senior Director of Policy & Development
Bio & Links
Donald R. Powel, MHS is the Senior Director of Programs and Development at Exponents, Inc. He has worked for over 20 years in the non-profit sector, and his specific areas of interest including substance use, HIV/AIDS, incarceration, and re-entry. He wishes to shape policies and practices that address these issues from a syndemic approach.