About the Panelists
Crystal Bowe, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a family physician currently practicing in Gastonia. Dr. Bowe attended North Carolina A&T University for her undergraduate studies, University of North Carolina – Greensboro for graduate studies, and East Carolina University for medical school and residency. Her patient population is diverse, and includes a large Spanish-speaking population, children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as patients from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Dr. Bowe’s interest in disability rights stems from her experiences caring for her aunt and uncle, who both have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and her participation in a program aimed at teaching family medicine residents how to better serve adults with developmental disabilities. She is a strong advocate for her patients and works to help them achieve the goal of full inclusion and independence in life. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bowe as the vice-chairperson of DRNC’s board of directors.
Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at Duke University, specializing in Transplant Infectious Diseases and emerging biothreats, including COVID-19. Dr. Wolfe also serves as medical director for Duke’s Emerging Pathogens Unit, which focuses on clinical management of threats such as Ebola, pandemic influenza, and more recently COVID-19. In this role, he led Duke’s efforts to participate in multiple NIH research efforts and led the University campus efforts to mitigate the COVID pandemic. His research interests are in the management of viral infections, especially respiratory viruses, in the immunocompromised, and control of HIV and hepatitis C during organ transplant. Dr. Wolfe received his MBBS from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and was previously a Fellow in Infectious Diseases, at Duke University. He lectures at the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, as well as the Duke University Medical School.
About this information session
This event is designed to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine. DRNC attorneys Larkin Taylor-Parker and Emily Kim will be co-moderating the discussion, which will address a range of topics including:
- Access to vaccination for people with disabilities
- Vaccine hesitancy, with particular focus on historically marginalized communities
- Vaccine safety
Submit your questions for Dr. Bowe and Dr. Wolfe when you register below. We will send you a zoom invitation the day before the event.This information session was recorded. We will post the video soon!