2022 McGovern Lecture in Health Communication

Communicating Amidst Uncertainty:
Lessons from COVID-19 and Next Steps

Distinguished Speaker Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT




Scott Gottlieb, M.D. served as the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Considered one of the most reliable sources of science-based public health information in the country, Dr. Gottlieb is a contributor to CNBC and frequent commentator on Face the Nation (CBS). He is the New York Times bestselling author of Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic and his work has been published widely in academic journals and national publications such as The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and partner at New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm. He also presently serves on the boards of directors of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc., and the genomic sequencing company Illumina, Inc. Recognized as a leader in public health by Fortune, Time, Modern Healthcare, and Medical Marketing & Media, Dr. Gottlieb is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He lives with his family in Westport, Connecticut.

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The John P. McGovern Lecture was established in the Moody College of Communication in 1983 by a gift from the John P. McGovern Foundation. The endowed lectureship enables Moody College to invite a leading figure in communication to deliver a lecture related to health policy or the practice of health communication.

John P. McGovern, M.D., was a celebrated physician, educator, author, medical historian, philosopher, philanthropist, and humanitarian based in Houston. According to the American Medical Association, he was "one of the giants in American medicine." His international reputation in various fields was reflected in honorary degrees from 30 colleges and universities. He died in 2007.