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Assembly Series presents a fireside chat with Sanjay Gupta: 'Public Health and the Media'

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Graham Chapel
Graham Chapel, St. Louis, MO 63105

Named a “pop culture icon” by USA Today, Sanjay Gupta, MD, is perhaps the most media-savvy physician working today. Gupta is a broadcaster, writer, podcaster and web-contributor, all of which places him in a unique position to examine why certain health-related stories make the headlines and others don’t. In this presentation, he takes a hard look at the media’s role in conveying sometimes frightening information, such as the H1N1 global pandemic and the post-9/11 incidents involving anthrax.

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Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Helen Manley Lecture, McDonnell International Scholars Academy, S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture, Thomas C. Hennings Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund, and the William Greenleaf Eliot Society.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Medicine & Health



Assembly Series, Global, Here and Next, Public Health
McDonnell International Scholars Academy, Office of the Provost
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Speaker Information

Sanjay Gupta, MD, is the multiple journalism award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and host of the CNN podcast Chasing Life. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and regularly contributes to CNN.com.

Since 2001, Gupta has covered some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world. On March 9, 2020, Gupta penned an op-ed announcing the network would refer to the novel coronavirus outbreak as a “pandemic,” ahead of the WHO and the CDC. Throughout 2020 into 2021, Gupta reaffirmed his role as a trusted guide to viewers worldwide on navigating between facts and fiction surrounding Covid-19 and the pandemic.

In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery. And in 2019, Gupta was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in the medical field.

Gupta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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