Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Inaugural Susan Moore, M.D., Memorial Lecture

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Medical Science Building I, Room M3330

Livestream Available: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93323031431 Passcode: 479788

State of Michigan Chief Medical Officer Natasha Bagdasarian, M.D., will deliver the keynote address, "Recognizing and addressing health inequities: Building upon the lessons learned during COVID-19."

Susan Moore, M.D.

The Susan Moore, M.D., Memorial Lecture aims to honor Dr. Moore’s memory by addressing issues related to health disparities.

Dr. Moore, a graduate of the U-M Medical School who worked as a family physician in Indianapolis, died December 20, 2020, following complications from COVID-19. Prior to her death, she posted a video to social media in which she spoke about what she described as inequitable and biased treatment from medical providers. The video gained national attention and led to renewed conversations on disparities within health care institutions. 


Natasah Bagdasarian MD

Natasha Bagdasarian, M.D.,

Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan

Dr. Bagdasarian has been the state’s chief medical executive since 2021, providing overall medical guidance for the State of Michigan as a cabinet member of the governor. 


From 2020-2021, she served the state as senior public health physician, where she oversaw the SARS-CoV-2 testing strategy for the state and helped bring rapid testing technologies to vulnerable populations. Since early 2020 she has served as a consultant/technical advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO), providing guidance on outbreak preparedness and COVID-19. She has worked in Michigan and internationally in Singapore and Bangladesh, and has 50+ publications on topics in infectious diseases and public health.  


She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Bagdasarian completed medical school at Wayne State University; internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan; and she received a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.