Vivek Murthy

Vivek Murthy is co-chair of President Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. He served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States and launched national initiatives to address the opioid crisis and to alleviate chronic stress and isolation. A specialist in internal medicine, he received MD and MBA degrees from Yale and conducted research on vaccine development and clinical trials. He is the co-founder of three organizations: VISIONS, an HIV education program; Swasthya, a community health partnership for women in rural India; and TrialNetworks, which enhances the efficiency of clinical trials. His book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, is a New York Times bestseller.

Live Online Event

Together In Crisis

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 4:00 pm (HST)

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Special guests: Lieutenant Governor Joshua Green; Kealoha Fox, Senior Manager of Social Health Integration for AlohaCare; Maya Soetoro, Obama Foundation (moderator).

Sponsors: College of Social Sciences, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kanu Hawai‘i, Office of Public Health Studies, The Queen’s Health Systems, Scholars Strategy Network, UH Alumni Relations, and William S. Richardson School of Law.

Presented By: Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.