CHPHE's Drs Katie Biello and Jaclyn White Hughto weigh in on a new study examining how the pandemic has exacerbated already existing psychosocial and emotional issues that affect LGBTQIA+ individuals specifically.
A focus on healthy behaviors and self-care inspired CHPHE senior research assistant Viveka Ayala-Heredia to create a self-portrait, which now hangs in a digital gallery alongside 29 other staff artists’ works in Brown's "After Hours" exhibition.
A new paper by CHPHE's Dr. Diana Grigsby-Toussaint and Dr. Antwan Jones (The George Washington University) asserts housing and the residential context where individuals live will be critical to understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect populations across the socioeconomic spectrum, but particularly for racial and ethnic minority and low-income groups in the US.
CHPHE's Dr. Akilah Dulin was interviewed in the Spring 2020 issue of Continuum, the magazine of the Brown University School of Public Health. In the interview, she discusses what brought her to the field of public health, how she works to apply her research to the communities she studies, and teaching the next generation of public health researchers.
The site www.socialimpactcovid19.com was created by CHPHE's Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, a social epidemiologist at the Brown University School of Public Health. It brings together perspectives from colleagues from sociology - Antwan Jones (George Washington University), health geography - Imelda Moise (University of Miami) and family studies and early childhood education - Sarai Coba-Rodriguez (University of Illinois-Chicago) to examine the social impact of COVID-19.
"When (Medical Director) Dr. (Philip) Chan and I conceived of this clinic, we wanted to create a safe space for all Rhode Islanders irrespective of their gender, their gender expression, their sexual identity or their orientation." --Dr. Amy Nunn, executive director, Open Door Health
By examining the relative contributions of varying measures of green space exposure hypothesized to be associated with mental and physical health during pregnancy, investigators hope to develop the types of assessments that capture the relevant environmental features that will permit a better understanding of the mechanisms that underpin associations between greenspace exposure and birth outcomes.