Throughout the pandemic, people have spent more time indoors — and in limited locations — than ever before. This episode explores how our health and well-being are influenced by the built environment that we navigate in our daily lives. Experts discuss environmental psychology, biophilia, and a range of building types.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health inequities that were already prevalent in the U.S. In this episode, host June Woo speaks with experts about the disproportionate effects of the pandemic, research on health inequities, and current medical education around health disparities and the social determinants of health.
Featured guests include Janeria Easley, an assistant professor of African American Studies at Emory University, who teaches courses on racial and ethnic relations; Haile Cole, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut, who is conducting research on COVID-19 and Black maternal care; and Prue Nkansah, a junior biology major at Emory, who is interested in pursuing a career in bioethics.
Student Highlight: June Woo is a junior at Emory University, majoring in biology and planning to pursue a career in medicine.