Response to COVID-19
Brie Williams, MD, MS was interviewed by BBC News in an article entitled “Coronavirus: Can this California prison save itself from Covid-19?”. "Make no mistake, a public health disaster has already existed in the United States for decades, and that public health disaster has been mass incarceration," Dr. Williams said. The coronavirus outbreak had "just opened people's eyes".
David Sears, MD, Cyrus Ahalt, MPP, Dallas Augustine, MA, and Brie Williams, MD, MS published an article entitled, "Occupational Health: A Key to the Control of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities" in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Leah Rorvig, MD, MS and Brie Williams, MD, MS published an article entitled "Prisons and COVID-19: A Desperate Call for Gerontological Expertise in Correctional Healthcare" in The Gerontological Society of America.
Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS was quoted in "That ‘life after coronavirus’ is a recipe for mass shooters, climate disaster. We can do better. | Will Bunch" published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Leah Rorvig Develop “Providing Acute Care for Seriously Ill Incarcerated Patients in the Community: Frequently Asked Questions” Webinar
Leah Rorvig, MD developed a webinar entitled “Providing Acute Care for Seriously Ill Incarcerated Patients in the Community: Frequently Asked Questions” which answers questions frequently asked by community clinicians (including physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains) who may be participating in the care of hospitalized incarcerated patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brie Williams, MD, MS, along with colleagues Oluwadamilola Oladeru MD, Nguyen-Toan Tran PhD, Tala Al-Rousan MD, MPH and Nickolas Zaller PhD, published a Letter to the Editor in Health and Justice entitled “A call to protect patients, correctional staff and healthcare professionals in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic”.