Covid-19 Think Tank

The GIAS Covid-19 Think Tank’s mission is to contribute to the University’s understanding of the challenges it faces in re-opening safely and to come up with specific ideas that might help achieve that goal.

It will consider the role of the following elements:

  1. Testing
  2. Digital contact tracing
  3. Antibody testing
  4. The provision of appropriate quarantine spaces for infected students
  5. Provision of PPE
  6. Ethical and Legal Issues


K. Anthony AppiahProfessor of Philosophy and Law, NYU

Lily BatchelderRobert C. Kopple Family Professor of Taxation, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU Law; Affiliated Professor, NYU Wagner

Paul BoghossianJulius Silver Philosophy of Philosophy and Chair; Director, Global Institute for Advanced Study, NYU

Jane M. CarltonJulius Silver Professor of Biology; Faculty Director of Genomic Sequencing, NYU; Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology, NYU Langone

David GrierProfessor of Physics; Director, Center for Soft Matter Research, NYU

Holly HaganProfessor of Social Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology, NYU School of Global Public Health 

Angela Hawken,  Director, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management; Program Director, Litmus; Professor of Public Policy, NYU

Howard Markel, M.D.George E. Wantz, M.D. Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine; Director, Center for the History of Medicine; Professor of Psychiatry, Public Health, History, English Literature and Language, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan

Antonio MerloAnne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU