18, Part 2: How Technology is Improving Public Health, with Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, MSc, Chief Health Officer, Google
In Part 1, Dr. DeSalvo shared with us her formative years from considering ballet as a profession to deciding upon medicine and her joy in leading public health as Commissioner of Health in New Orleans.
Today’s episode, part 2, explores her federal government service as Assistant Secretary of Health and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. DeSalvo also shares why she accepted the offer to join Google as Chief Health Officer. She reviews the role that Google played during the COVID-19 crisis and describes how it drew on her experiences and understanding of public health.