Pandemic Experts To Speak On COVID-19

Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service will host a Zoom discussion on research efforts and the latest updates on the virus.
By Lauren Zajicek, Texas A&M University Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs April 2, 2020

microscope image of SARS-CoV-2
Bush School pandemic experts will discuss the latest on COVID-19 during an April 7 Zoom event.



The public is invited to tune into a live Zoom event on Tuesday, April 7 on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be discussed by experts from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Hosted by the Bush School’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, the 5:30 p.m. discussion will include experts Dr. Gerald Parker, Andrew Natsios and Christine Crudo Blackburn. Registration is required, as space is limited. The link to the livestream will be sent to registered attendees on April 6.

Parker serves as associate dean of Global One Health at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and is the director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program at the Scowcroft Institute. He has more than 36 years of experience in global public health, and previously served in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Natsios is an executive professor at the Bush School and director of the Scowcroft Institute. He was formerly the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Blackburn is an assistant research scientist and deputy director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program. She conducts research on various aspects of pandemic disease policy and control. Blackburn also hosts a weekly Facebook Live series for the Bush School in which she gives updates on COVID-19.

The next live event with Blackburn is Monday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. on the Bush School’s Facebook page. Questions for Blackburn can be submitted at the Bush School website.

Media contact: Lauren Zajicek, 979-845-6510,

Related Stories

Recent Stories