New York State Hosts: Consortium on Long COVID

Thursday, February 3, 2022
8:45am – 2:30pm
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Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) or “long COVID,” a condition in which individuals infected with COVID-19 experience a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms after their initial infection, is impacting a portion of our population across New York State as well as our nation and worldwide. 

Given the challenges and urgent need to support individuals in their recovery from long COVID, New York State is bringing together an expert group of researchers, clinicians, social scientists, and other stakeholders to share their expertise and insights on this condition. 

The goal of this event is to develop a set of potential actions that New York State could take to make urgent progress to address long COVID, especially in supporting New Yorkers with long COVID as they recover and supporting the healthcare providers who care for them. Through important discussions on the research, clinical, and policy/regulatory considerations for long COVID, experts from across US will provide recommendations to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent long COVID.

This consortium will feature three separate panel discussions throughout the day. The event schedule is below:

  • 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Introduction from State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am: A premier research panel who will further define what is currently known including epidemiological aspects of the condition, biological causes, groups most severely affected, and current research efforts.
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: An expert clinical care panel will discuss the various clinical manifestations and presentations of long COVID, risk factors, and treatment guidelines in various populations and settings across age, race/ethnicity, and geography.
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: A integrated panel focusing on policy and functional outcomes will provide recommendations for policies, programs, and initiatives that NYS can use as a framework to address long COVID and aid in the physical, social, and psychological recovery of individuals impacted by long COVID.


Panelists and Moderators


Research Panel:

  • Jennifer Frontera, MD - Professor of Neurology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine
  • Mady Hornig, MA, MD - Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Lawrence Purpura, MD, MPH & TM - Instructor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Akiko Iwasaki, PhD - Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University
  • Michael Roehrl, MD, PhD - Director, Precision Pathology Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moderated by: Eli Rosenberg, PhD – Deputy Director for Science, Office of Public Health, New York State Department of Health


Clinical Panel:

  • Benjamin Abramoff, MD, MS - Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program; Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Penn Medicine
  • Abigail Chua, MD, MPH - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Clinical Care and Sleep Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • John Baratta, MD, MBA - Clinical Assistant Professor & Medical Director of Stroke Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Ixsy Ramirez, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Sharagim Kemp, DO - Medical Director, Nuvance Health COVID Recovery Program
  • Zijian Chen, MD - Medical Director, Center for Post-COVID Care, Mount Sinai
  • Sarah J. Ryan, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Moderated by: Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH – Director, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Department of Health


Policy/Functional Panel:

  • Diana Berrent - Founder, Survivor Corps
  • David Putrino, PT, PhD - Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Mount Sinai
  • Karen Costley-Hoke, MD, MPH - Medical Director and Assistant Vice President, Healthfirst
  • Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE - Vice Dean for Education, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Jasmine Harris, JD - Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law
  • Vincent Marchello, MD - Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Fidelis Care
  • Sanjiv Shah, MD - Chief Medical Officer, MetroPlus Health
  • Moderated by: Johanne Morne, MS – Deputy Director for Community Health, Office of Public Health; Director, AIDS Institute and Center for Community Health, New York State Department of Health


Panelist Bios