Ensuring Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

About This Session


The global race toward a COVID-19 vaccine continues. In the meantime, how do health organizations help ensure that the approved vaccines are distributed equitably? Hear recommendations from the recently completed report by the National Academies on the consensus study to assist policymakers in the U.S. and global health communities in planning for equitable allocation of vaccines against COVID-19.



Ensuring Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Slides

Concurrent Session 105



Reed Tuckson, MD

Managing Director

Company/Employment: Tuckson Health Connections, LLC

Bio: Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a vehicle to advance initiatives that support optimal health and wellbeing through the intersection of individual and community health promotion and disease prevention; applied data and analytics; enhanced quality and efficiency in care delivery; and the application of telehealth and biotech innovations. Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 Health and wellbeing company. A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Tuckson is honored to have served as the Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia and President of the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. Additionally, he has been appointed to leadership roles at the National Institutes of Health; National Academy of Medicine; numerous Federal Advisory Committees; and corporate, non-profit and academic boards. He has been recognized several times by Modern Healthcare Magazine's listing of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” in healthcare, by Ebony magazine as one of the 100 most powerful executives in corporate America, and as a “Washingtonian of the Year” by the Washingtonian magazine. He is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studying at the Wharton School of Business.