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.
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.
Colleges and universities faced tough decisions throughout 2020 when deciding how to handle pandemic precautions on campus. This episode zooms in on the factors at play underlying Emory’s decision to partially re-open in the fall, as well as the altered student experience on campus.
The pregnancy experience shifted rapidly during the pandemic, with new and soon-to-be mothers asking questions about delivery, breastfeeding and coronavirus safety measures around newborns. This episode highlights three different perspectives to bring a well-rounded view of what it means to be pregnant or delivering babies during a global pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color, particularly the Black community. This episode centers around the stories of three Black women who have encountered events that are directly consequential to the health of Black women at large.
States have used different strategies to mitigate the spread and health impacts of the pandemic. In this episode, host Preye Jituboh speaks with experts in public health, healthcare delivery and hospital operations and management about the tactics that Georgia and New York have used during the past year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health in various ways, particularly during widespread lockdowns and quarantine periods. Host Abel Girma talks with experts about the sociopsychological effects that have developed during the past year, including increases in substance use in the U.S.
Social media use increased during the pandemic, which has exacerbated the mental health effects already seen in teens and young adults. Host Edie Bates and guests discuss how online schooling may negatively affect mental health and take away from the in-person learning experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging effects on food systems across the world, particularly in Africa. This episode of The COVID Chronicles explores insights from academics, sustainability experts and residents in Ghana to form a holistic view about barriers during lockdowns, initiatives to stabilize food systems and what to anticipate next.
During the pandemic, video gaming has become a valuable form of entertainment that has seen exponential growth as an industry. More and more people are playing games, and the way games are being viewed by society is shifting to a more positive perspective and potentially life-saving resource during this time. The GAP explores the growth of video games as an industry, in media, and among American society.