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Racial and Ethnic Disparities During the Covid-19 Pandemic
May 12, 2021
12:00-1:30pm PDT

Long-standing social and health inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at high risk during the Covid-19 pandemic. Join our panel of research experts for a discussion of the pandemic’s disproportionate effects on the health and economic well-being of marginalized groups in the U.S., and next steps for policy. 

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Panelists Include:

Dr. Gwenetta D. Curry is a Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Critical Race Theory, and Black Family Studies. Her present research analyses racial disparities in treatment and infection rates of Covid-19.


Dr. Leah Hibel is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at UC Davis. Her research focuses on the implications of stressful family contexts for mother and child health and well-being. A core component of Dr. Hibel’s research agenda involves the integration of biological markers of stress physiology into studies of family relationships. 


Dr. Brittany Morey is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at UC Irvine. Her research examines how structural inequity contributes to health inequity for racial/ethnic minority populations.


Dr. Emilia Simeonova is an Associate Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the interaction between economics and children’s and women’s health.