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Politics & Life Sciences (PLS with Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D.


Mar 10, 2021

Featured Guest: Neil Romano is the Former Chairman at The National Council on Disability. He has dedicated his career to the marketing of ideas and messages to help save lives and promote public policy. Romano's extensive professional background includes tenure as director of communications for the White House Office of Drug Abuse Policy. 

In 2007, Romano was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As head of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Romano advised the Secretary of Labor and worked with all DOL agencies to lead a comprehensive and coordinated national policy regarding the employment of people with disabilities in the United States.

How has COVID-19 disproportionately affected people with disabilities?
Are people with disabilities being treated appropriately with regard to vaccinations in the way and order they are being distributed?
What can be done to be sure that during the next disaster these mistakes will not be repeated?