Perspectives of COVID-19 Pandemics: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

Perspectives of COVID-19 Pandemics: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. PDT


With collaboration with four APRU universities (University of California Los Angeles, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, and Peking University), this Inaugural APRU Crisis Management Webinar, led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will focus on the Perspectives of Covid-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control in Pacific Rim Region.

China, Singapore, Australia and California in the United States have different patterns of Covid-19 in incidence and mortality. The observed mortality rates of Covid-19 are much lower in Asian countries of the pacific rim (3/Million in China and 5/M in Singapore, respectively) than in California and United States (349/M in California and 585/M in the US), while the Covid-19 tests per million are at similar levels.

This webinar will compare and contrast the epidemiological patterns and intervention strategies (risk communication, face masking, social distance, personal hygiene, stay home order, tracing and isolation, etc) among 4 countries in Pacific Rim Region, will summarize experience and lessons learned during the Covid-19 prevention and control, and will identify potential challenges, solutions, and opportunities for control of Covid-19 pandemic.


Yik-Ying Teo

Dean of Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

National University of Singapore

Zunyou Wu, MD, PhD

Chief Epidemiologist and Director, Division pf HIV Prevention


Julie Leask

Sydney Nursing School and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health

The University of Sydney

Yifang Zhu, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean of Fielding School of Public Health


Timothy F. Brewer, MD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Fielding School of Public Health



Ron Brookmeyer, PhD

Dean and Professor Fielding School of Public Health




Website can be found here.

Program is available here.