Infectious Disease to Global Pandemic: The Evolution & Spread of COVID-19 (Engage Your World Event)

Dr. Alan Rowan is a public health expert and faculty at FSU’s Public Health Program. He has over 25 years of experience and has worked extensively in the area of infectious and chronic diseases, like the 2003 SARS pandemic. As an epidemiologist in the northwest Florida counties, Dr. Rowan helped create the Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service as well as the Aquatic Toxins program.  He was also the Director for the Division of Health Access and Tobacco. 

In this talk, Dr. Rowan will walk audiences through the evolution of a virus from an infectious disease to a global pandemic, focusing on the contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 at regional and global levels. He will also use past and current pandemics to provide lessons for identifying and intercepting future ones. ​

The talk will begin at 5pm. The Zoom invite will be sent 30 minutes prior to the event to registered participants from FSU.

Dial-In Information

Zoom registration link:

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Recent Activity

Daynah Blake

Daynah Blake left a positive review 9/27/2020

Edifying and interesting. Dr. Rowan is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable in this area and genuinely concerned with combating the current COVID crisis through accurate information and proven practices without involving politics and with respect for human lives without impartiality. Glad I took the time out to attend. Hopefully the recording will be available for others to enlighten themselves.