When we celebrated the new year of 2020, no one had heard of the disease COVID-19. Today, fewer than six months later, we have watched as over four million people globally have had confirmed cases of the disease, while almost 300,000 have died. It's no secret that COVID-19 has and will continue to alter the world we live in today. This global health crisis – which has overwhelmingly affected vulnerable populations like those living in poverty, the elderly, people of color, displaced persons, and indigenous peoples – has also created a global economic crisis, with unemployment numbers like we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. We are also facing a social crisis, as people’s lives have been dramatically changed in a very short period of time. As individuals move through the different phases of being shut in and slowly re-entering public spaces, we can expect transformations in healthcare, in the economy, in our social interactions, and in the language we use to talk about health and disease. In this lecture series, join us as our faculty experts share their unique perspectives on how this global pandemic will impact us now and in the future.