College of Health Launches Colloquium Series, Taps Joan Lunden to Deliver Inaugural Lecture

Award-winning journalist to examine 'The Media’s Role in Guiding Populations During Health Crises.'

Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Journalist, author and motivational speaker Joan Lunden will host the College of Health's inaugural lecture of the virtual Population Health Colloquium Series, “The Media’s Role in Guiding Populations During Health Crises,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Colloquium Series is free and open to the public.

The College of Health’s Population Health Colloquium Series will bring together local, national and international leaders to examine today’s most pressing population health challenges. Lunden’s pilot session will delve into the complexities of mass communications in the time of COVID-19.

“We are dedicated to shaping the future of health and healthcare—and a key part of that mission includes engaging our nation’s leading voices,” said Whitney P. Witt, inaugural dean of Lehigh’s College of Health. “Our Population Health Colloquium Series provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the myriad ways in which population science can impact the health of millions of lives at a time when it is needed most.”

Lunden said, “Lehigh University College of Health is engaging in a critical conversation at a critical time, and I am honored to be a part of it. Media professionals and healthcare professionals alike share a responsibility to help our communities navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. This webinar will help people in both fields understand not only why that is but how we can make a difference.”

The College of Health will continue to host these important conversations with leading experts through this ongoing programming opportunity. Learn more about upcoming speakers by visiting:

To learn more and register for the latest event, visit:

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