BioBus Student Town Halls

Scientists answer your questions LIVE!

BioBus hosts a Student Town Hall every Thursday at 4 pm ET — anyone can watch and ask questions. Each week, scientists answer your questions live! On the third Thursday of every month, the Student Town Hall is in Spanish. Submit your questions here, then join us live on YouTube! You can even ask more questions during the live Town Hall.

BioBus organiza un Foro Científico Estudiantil todos los jueves a las 4 pm ET. Cualquiera puede verlo y hacer preguntas. Cada semana, los científicos responden a tus preguntas ¡en vivo! En el tercer jueves del mes, el Foro es ¡en español! Envía tus preguntas aquí, luego únete a nosotros en vivo en YouTube. Incluso puedes hacer más preguntas durante el Foro en vivo.

The topic of the next Student Town Hall will be…

Racism and Disease!

Join us for a Town Hall about Racism and Disease on December 3rd at 4 pm ET!

Is racism linked to disease? How does structural racism affect the treatment of diseases? Join BioBus in our final Student Town Hall in our series Racism and Society on December 3rd to hear directly from the experts! BioBus will be joined by cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. JaBaris Swain, and psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr. Gaby Ritfeld to answer your questions on racism and disease. Submit your questions NOW!


Dr. JaBaris Swain is a cardiothoracic transplant surgeon-scientist and global health scholar with a dedicated focus on humanitarian cardiac surgery, cardiology education and global public health. His work focuses exclusively on augmenting access to clinical education and care delivery for cardiovascular diseases within resource-limited settings such as Rwanda and Haiti. He has lived in these areas and provided support to a number of projects designed to strengthen health care infrastructures for critically vulnerable populations in resource constrained settings as well as participated in the provision of surgery and critical care to patients in these regions.

Cardiothoracic Surgery MD, MPH

Dr. Gaby Ritfeld completed her MD and PhD in neuroscience in the Netherlands. She is a psychiatrist who is currently doing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta. She is also a scientist and studies the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the health of children, parents, and the next generation of children.

MD, PhD Fellow Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Emory