The pandemic has put in stark relief the inherent health inequities in the United States. Social epidemiologist Shivani Patel provides sobering insights into the numbers and makes a case for effective public health grounded in equity and data.
As the pandemic unfolded, E. Lisa Chung got involved with multiple response efforts, from performing tests and delivering vaccines to mapping out prevention plans. She’ll continue her studies as a Rollins PhD student this fall.
An epidemiology expert embedded with the Fulton County Board of Health, Emory faculty member and alumna Allison Chamberlain helped shape the local response to COVID-19 while giving public health students invaluable practical experience in fighting a pandemic.
Emory University researchers have enhanced their dynamic national COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard to provide more localized information on the impact of the pandemic in communities across Georgia.
Emory College senior Star Liu discusses work related to Emory’s COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard with Shivani A. Patel, a social epidemiologist who hired Liu to help with the project. The dashboard offers a visualization of the pandemic’s impact on communities nationwide.
Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous persons in the United States have an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and death from COVID-19, due to persistent social inequities. However, the magnitude of the disparity is unclear because race/ethnicity information is often missing in surveillance data.
Using COVID-19 antibody tests, Emory researchers found exposures to people with COVID-19 outside the workplace, as well as Black race, were the strongest predictors of positive antibody tests in health care workers.
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Helping Students Register to Vote During a Pandemic – Lisa Chung and Nellie Garlow
Emory University researchers, in collaboration with Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH), have found that testing for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) before cases were known to occur resulted in lower overall COVID-19 cases. The results of the study were recently published in CDC’s MMWR Early Release report.
As businesses reopen and cases across several states in the U.S. and across the world surge, experts worry that “superspreaders,” a small percentage of infected people are transmitting the virus to a much larger percent, could be fueling the pandemic. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Ben Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of […]