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Commentary in Science suggests “three steps to a better pandemic response”

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How can we help the public understand and more positively react to social media messages and medical experts about national crises’ such as COVID-19?

An editorial commentary recently published in the journal Science makes recommendations about how adding a “new lane” of implementation science can improve the way we manage crisis’ like COVID-19 moving forward.

The article, co-authored by Enola Proctor, the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Brown School and Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, says, “public health failures that could have been avoided, as well as successes attributable to this science, illustrate the importance of this work.”