Dr. Jewel Mullen to Focus on Well being Fairness and COVID-19 Vaccinations at WCRI Convention| Staff Compensation Information

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 58 | 0 | min read

The Workers Compensation Research Institute announced that Dr. Jewel Mullen will speak on health equity and COVID-19 vaccination during the opening speech of his 37th annual Issues & Research conference in March.

Dr. Jewel Mullen

Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health director, and former Assistant Assistant Secretary of Health for the United States Department of Health. While at HHS, she also served as the Assistant Secretary for Health and as the Assistant Director of the National Vaccine Program Office.

She is currently Associate Dean of Health Justice at Dell Medical School and Associate Professor in the School’s Population Health and Internal Medicine Departments.

As a member of the National Academies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Mullen will discuss the framework created by NASEM to assist policy makers in conducting an equitable allocation of a COVID-19 vaccine. She will share her view of distribution, including the criteria for prioritizing vaccine recipients and the barriers to fair distribution.

She will also discuss the role employers and other organizations can play in distributing the vaccine, as well as the importance of communication and credibility in clearing up misinformation and confusion.

The WCRI conference will take place March 23-24 and will highlight the Institute’s latest research as well as perspectives from compensation experts and policy makers from across the country.

This year’s virtual conference will be shorter and include three sessions a day in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. East, WCRI said. The following topics will be dealt with at the conference:

  • The economic impact of COVID-19.
  • Highlights from WCRI’s latest research on prescription drugs.
  • Treatment patterns and outcomes for physical therapy.
  • Selective results from reports by the State of States.
  • The future of work and occupational safety.
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Eligibility and Delivery.

The virtual conference is free to WCRI members, lawmakers, and the press and is $ 175 for non-members.

More information, including a registration link, is available here.

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