Dr. Anthony J. Alberg is an epidemiologist who currently holds the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. Dr. Alberg’s research has primarily focused on cancer epidemiology, the health effects of tobacco, and tobacco control. Dr. Alberg has longstanding commitment to working to eliminate health disparities. Today, the nationally renownwed Dr. Alberg joins Eric Gu to discuss the far-reaching economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzing the disparities in access to healthcare highlighted by the pandemic.