The H1N1 influenza pandemic required a quick response from the nation’s public health system. With only six weeks of lead time between identification of the virus and its spread to the United States, a national strategy had to manifest itself at the local level in the form of strong coordination and communication with local institutions/organizations and adaptable policies and practices. Join us for an interactive discussion of the necessary modifications to pandemic flu preparedness and response in the context of a highly mobile society in a time of diminishing resources.


Arthur Reingold, MD

Professor and Head of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Arthur Reingold is on the faculty of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Professor of Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Epidemiology. Dr. Reingold also holds appointments as Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California,…

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Skip Skivington, MBA

Vice President, Operations

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, CA

For the past 18 years Skip has worked at Kaiser Permanente, and is currently Vice President of Operations within Procurement & Supply. Skip also concurrently served as the Interim Vice President of Supply Chain during the period of 2005 to 2009.

Since 2000, Skip has been responsible…

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Karen Furst, MD, MPH

Health Officer

San Joaquin County Public Health Services

Stockton, CA

Dr. Karen Furst has worked for San Joaquin County Public Health Services for the past 15 years. As the Health Officer she provides medical oversight for the public health programs and public health leadership for the community. Dr. Furst’s major area of interest and expertise is in communicable disease and…

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Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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Date Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014