COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 14 – Lessons from Home and Abroad: Implementing a Contact Tracing Strategy

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COVID-19 Webinar Series Overview

This COVID-19 Webinar Series synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

Session 14 – Lessons from Home and Abroad: Implementing a Contact Tracing Strategy

As a number of states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, questions remain around strategies to curb the continued spread of COVID-19. Public health officials are ramping up efforts to monitor and contain new cases through contact tracing, a disease control method used to identify and notify individuals who have been exposed to the virus. The strategy is a key component of other nations’ efforts to safely ease social distancing measures. During this webinar, panelists discussed case studies from abroad and best practices as policymakers look to implement a contact tracing strategy in the United States.


  • Rudolf Blankart, Dr. rer. pol., Professor of Regulatory Affairs, Center of Competence for Public Management (KPM), University of Bern; Director Promoting Services, sitem-insel AG
  • Anand Parekh, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • KJ Seung, M.D., Chief of Strategy and Policy for MA COVID Response, Partners in Health/Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Co-Leader, endTB; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Reed Tuckson, M.D., FACP, Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections; Board Chair, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)



The Alliance for Health Policy gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM) and The Commonwealth Fund for this event.