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.
Through all our COVID-19 efforts, we strive to make a difference within and for Georgia’s communities. Read about the latest ECRC news and featured projects.
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.
If you have an interest in working at the local level after graduation, now’s the time. It’s a wonderful place to learn, grow and serve, especially during the public health crisis of our lifetimes.
Shivani Patel, who’s been tracking equity issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, says getting the most-vulnerable communities equal access to COVID-19 vaccines helps everyone.
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.
We are hiring for the second cohort of the Rollins Covid-19 Epidemiology Fellowship! This exciting opportunity is for recent MPH graduates (including Spring 2021) who are interested in starting a career in local public health! Click through for additional program information and to apply.
Helping Students Register to Vote During a Pandemic – Lisa Chung and Nellie Garlow
Dr. Allison Chamberlain talks with COVID-19 Equity and Outcomes Podcast Series about blending public health academia and practice, how institutions like Rollins can put the skills of their faculty to use, and how the pandemic is changing public health education forever.
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.
The Emory Outbreak Response Team has been hard at work continuing to raise awareness about prevention strategies and bringing free COVID-19 testing to underserved communities in Georgia.
A number of Emory EPI students have been hard at work conducting surveillance activities and contributing to Fulton County EPI reports on changes in COVID-19 trends.