In this “Zoom” meeting the Rev. Ann Svennungsen, Bishop of the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod, introduces esteemed epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm who goes on to discuss the nature of the Pandemic and the re-opening of in-person church worship. It is a telling look at What we Know and What we Don’t Know.
Osterholm graduated in 1975 with a BA in Biology and Political Science from Luther College. He completed his Master’s in environmental health in 1976, and a Master’s in Public Health and in 1980, he received his PhD in Environmental Health. Osterholm is a frequently invited guest lecturer on the topic of epidemiology of infectious diseases. He serves on the editorial boards of nine journals, including Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms, Epidemiology and Disease, and he is a reviewer for 24 additional journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Science.