This course provides an opportunity to place the current COVID epidemic within the context of the many epidemics that have occurred in Maryland. 

Modern technology has kept us connected during COVID lockdowns. Imagine living in Maryland through yellow fever, typhus, smallpox, and other contagious diseases without our technology and science. For example, in 1764, Talbot County residents experienced “Malignant Fever” that sickened inhabitants. Small pox epidemics killed area children. 

Learn how epidemiologists described these epidemics, discuss their impact on local society, and learn how Marylanders of past years responded to them.

What to expect:  Learn about the many epidemics that have previously occurred in Maryland and how they were responded to.                                                                                                        

1 Session | No Charge


Katherine Marconi, Ph.D., MS.

Katherine Marconi, Ph.D., MS., recently retired from the University of Maryland Baltimore, where she taught global health and epidemiology. She received her doctorate from George Washington University and a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Most of her public health career was spent in the federal and Pennsylvania State governments, where she worked in global and domestic HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care; and chronic diseases. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on public health topics. She edited, "Big Data and Health Informatics," published by Auerbach. One of her passions is translating complex information into understandable concepts to improve public health.

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