Discussion With Dr. Vivek Murthy: COVID-19’s Impact on Health and Well-Being

Discussion with Dr. Vivek Murthy: COVID-19’s Impact on Health and Well-Being
Discussion with Dr. Vivek Murthy: COVID-19’s Impact on Health and Well-Being

Time: 2:00pm ET


A Special Complimentary Presentation

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Now more than ever, loneliness is a growing public health concern as communities require social distancing and self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, around the long-term impact of this loneliness on students, even as we consider the implications of reopening campuses. Dr. Murthy covers these topics in his new book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.

Dr. Murthy will be joined by Dr. Cathy Hall, Head of School at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. Together, they will explore the dangers of loneliness and the lasting impact it can have on our health and our students.

You will:

  • hear how loneliness impacts not only our health, but also how it affects children's experiences at home and at school;
  • discover the complex forces that contribute to loneliness, especially for young people;
  • discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded this issue; and
  • consider these elements as you create your plan to reopen your campus and bring students, faculty, and staff back together.

This webinar is great for:

School Heads, Leadership Teams, Reopening Task Force members, health and wellness leadership, school counselors, and directors for safety or security.

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Former Surgeon General of the United States, Author

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from December 15, 2014 to April 21, 2017. As America’s Doctor, Dr. Murthy created initiatives to tackle our country’s most urgent public health issues. He chose areas of focus that were raised by people across America during his inaugural listening tour. Highlights included:

  • Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health - the nation’s first Surgeon General’s Report presenting the latest scientific data on addiction and issuing a call to action to the nation to recognize addiction as a chronic illness and not a moral failing.
  • TurnTheTideRx: The Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis - In 2016, Dr. Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million health care professionals urging them join a movement to tackle the opioid epidemic. This was first time in the history of the office that a Surgeon General had issued a letter calling the medical profession to action.
  • Surgeon General’s Report on E-cigarette Use Among Youth - First federal report on e-cigarettes, highlighting the health risks of e-cigarette use for youth. 
  • Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities - Launched efforts to increase physical activity in communities across the country, including a two-week public-private partnership with Fitbit that engaged over 600,000 people to take an industry record-setting 60 billion steps.
  • Get Vaccinated with the Surgeon General and Elmo: Partnered with Elmo in a popular video that demystifies vaccines for parents and children

In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and isolation as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. Partnering with the Veterans Health Administration, he led a convening that brought together leading thinkers, researchers, and practitioners to identify scientifically proven ways we can cultivate emotional well-being and fitness to help us thrive among the most challenging circumstances.

In addition to his role as America’s Doctor, as the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers, serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations in over 800 locations domestically and abroad. He worked with thousands of Commissioned Corps officers to strengthen the Corps and protect the nation from Ebola and Zika and to respond to the Flint water crisis, major hurricanes, and frequent health care shortages in rural communities.

Dr. Murthy’s commitment to medicine and health began early in life. The son of immigrants from India, he discovered the art of healing watching his parents - Hallegere and Myetriae Murthy - treat patients like family in his father’s medical clinic in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Yale. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and later joined Harvard Medical School as faculty in internal medicine.

Dr. Murthy resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Dr. Alice Chen, and their two young children.


Dr. Cathy Hall

Dr. Cathy Hall

Head of School, Noble and Greenough School

Cathy Hall current serves as Head of School, Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. Cathy brings a range of experiences to the role, as has long defined Nobles’ leaders.

Over the course of her career in education, Cathy has been an upper school English teacher, a middle school math teacher, and a varsity soccer coach. She was the academic dean and director of technology at The Episcopal Academy before becoming the assistant head of school.

Cathy received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University in 1997, where she also played varsity soccer. She earned a master’s degree in the social foundations in education in 2001, and her doctorate in education in 2007, both from the University of Virginia. She was the technology director at the Langley School in Virginia before moving into a technology leadership role for the Arlington, Virginia public school system.

For more than a decade, she has also served as a consultant and conference leader for independent schools across the country in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and justice.


Bill Rouse

Bill Rouse

AUXS Senior Advisor


Bill has worked with independent schools and colleges for the past 30+ years and has expertise in Campus Operations, Campus Programs and Campus Safety.

Current Role

AUXS supports independent schools, colleges, and universities with expertise in campus operations, campus programs, and campus services. As a Senior Advisor, Bill has extensive risk mitigation experience with a focus on campus operations and auxiliary programs. Bill is also one of the founders of the Independent School Safety & Security Summit (IS4) and has been part of the Secure Schools Roundtable on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National School Security Roundtable.

Prior Experience

In 1982, Bill co-founded ESF, Inc. (Education, Sports & Fun) and worked with schools and colleges throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware. ESF is most known for its summer camp programs that are attended by almost 10,000 children each summer and employ over 1,750 summer staff members.

ESF programs include summer programs as well as after school and enrichment programs. Bill has also worked extensively with professional sports teams such as The Phillies, Philadelphia Union and Washington Nationals in developing youth and adult camp programs. Bill helped to build ESF into one of the leading summer camp operators on the East coast and eventually sold his interest in the camp business in 2015. Since then, he has been working with schools and colleges throughout the country.


Bill graduated from The Haverford School, was a Finance Major at Villanova University where he graduated from the School of Commerce and Finance and also attended the Disney Institute’s leadership development programs. Bill is a Board Member of Holy Child School at Rosemont and serves as the Chair of the Facilities Committee. Bill is the co-founder of the ESF Dream Camp Foundation that works with at-risk youth and has served on the Leadership Council of The Haverford School.

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