Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 01:00 PM

Event Host

Contact Information

Sandra Rials

Open To

PMG Members


In this live, Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide an update to his previous discussion of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

He provides updates on:

  • estimated COVID-19 timeline in the U.S.
  • mode of transmission 
  • infection prevention and control strategies
  • protecting health care professionals working with or near COVID-19 patients

This program will conclude with a live Q&A. 

Complimentary to AHE members and all AHA member groups

$79.00 for non-members


Dr. Bell

Dr. Michael Bell
Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Michael Bell is deputy director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in CDC’s National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases. An expert in drug-resistant pathogens and hospital-acquired infections, Dr. Bell’s career has focused on investigating and preventing transmission of healthcare-associated illnesses for hospital patients and staff alike as well as developing evidence-based infection control guidelines. He has been instrumental in advancing programs for prevention of antimicrobial resistance and improvements in safe medical practices.

As chief of the epidemiology unit in the Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, he recommended steps to improve control of high-risk pathogens—such as the Ebola, Marburg, and Nipah viruses— during numerous outbreak responses.

Dr. Bell earned the Bachelor of Science in biology and microbiology as well as the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He completed a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of California San Francisco as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in virology and immunology. Dr. Bell is board certified in infectious disease and internal medicine.