Thursday, October 8 | 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. ET

Join the de Beaumont Foundation for a webinar revealing how Americans view public health and how COVID-19 has changed perceptions of local health departments. Moderated by Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, the webinar will highlight newly released research by the FrameWorks Institute and a national poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies. You’ll also learn about new tools you can use to communicate more effectively about public health.


Speaker Bios

Elizabeth Harrington

Elizabeth Harrington is a partner at Public Opinion Strategies. Since joining the firm in 1998, the major focus of Elizabeth’s work has been public affairs and public policy research, managing over $25 million of both qualitative and quantitative research projects. Elizabeth’s research background has focused primarily on topics such as health care, Medicare and Medicaid reform, hospitals, media tracking, message and advertising testing, public education campaigns, international policy, and corporate image testing. Elizabeth’s research experience on key health care policy issues has included work for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Pfizer, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Elizabeth’s research experience on media tracking, message and advertising testing to help build successful public education campaigns has included work for the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Lance Armstrong Foundation, MADD, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Save Darfur Coalition, and the United Nations Foundation.

Nat Kendall-Taylor

Nat Kendall-Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer at the FrameWorks Institute. Nat oversees the organization’s pioneering, research-based approach to strategic communications, which uses methods from the social and behavioral sciences to measure how people understand complex socio-political issues and tests ways to reframe them to drive social change. As CEO, he leads a multi-disciplinary team of social scientists and communications practitioners who investigate ways to apply innovative framing research methods to social issues and train nonprofit organizations to put the findings into practice. An expert in psychological anthropology and communications science, Nat publishes widely in the popular and professional press and lectures frequently in the United States and abroad. Nat leads work across FrameWorks’ portfolio, with a special focus on issues related to early childhood development and mental health, criminal justice, and aging. Prior to joining FrameWorks, Nat’s research focused on understanding the social and cultural factors that create health disparities and affect decision-making.

Brian C. Castrucci

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA, is the president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. He has built the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice. An award-winning epidemiologist with 10 years of experience working in state and local health departments, Brian brings a unique perspective to the philanthropic sector that allows him to shape and implement visionary and practical initiatives and partnerships and bring together research and practice to improve public health. Under his leadership, the de Beaumont Foundation is advancing policy, building partnerships, and strengthening the public health system to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health.