Category: COVID-19 Resilience & Response

Title:Georgetown’s interim chief public health officer discusses unified response to COVID-19

Dr. Ranit Mishori

Ranit Mishori (M’02), M.D., MHS, FAAFP, a professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, has served as Georgetown’s interim chief public health officer since August 2020. Mishori co-leads the university’s newly formed Public Health Operations Unit, which manages positive COVID-19 cases in the community.

In this video interview, Mishori discusses how Georgetown supports physical and mental health for quarantined students. She also speaks on the university’s preparations to safely bring more people back to campus in the spring.

“The university has been absolutely unified in our efforts to address COVID,” Mishori says. “Every single issue, every single decision is looked at from a multitude of angles. But we’re definitely all working together towards the same goal and there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that people may not be aware of.”

Watch Dr. Mishori give an overview of the Public Health Operations Unit’s work during the pandemic >