The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance public health to the forefront our lives.
Zilber School faculty, students and alumni have been engaged in addressing the pandemic through their work, research, and community engagement.
An interdisciplinary all-woman team of researchers and clinicians. Their mission is to educate and empower individuals to successfully navigate the COVID-19 information overwhelm by providing credible, curated, and timely information about the pandemic.
Using data science to address the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in Milwaukee
Dr. Shengtong Han is collaborating with Dr. Praveen Madiraju (Marquette University), Dr. John Mantsch (Marquette University), Dr. Aleksandra Snowden (Marquette University), and Dr. Rina Ghose (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and submitted a proposal titled “Using data science to address the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in Milwaukee” to the Marquette University COVID-19 portal.
Genetic susceptibility to COVID-19 across race, ethnicity, and gender
Dr. Shengtong Han is involved in the team “Genetic Susceptibility to COVID-19 Across Race, Ethnicity, and Gender” with faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, UWM, and other institutions in Milwaukee.
Adolescents alerting parents about distressed social media posts from peers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr. Linnea Laestadius made a grant submission to the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness program via SMAHRT titled “Adolescents Alerting Parents about Distressed Social Media Posts from Peers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.: The PI is Dr. Celeste Campos Castillo in UWM’s Sociology department.
More than a 1000 words: visual content & COVID-19 vaccine health behaviors
Dr. Linnea Laestadius made a grant submission to Facebook for a project titled “More Than a 1000 Words: Visual Content & COVID-19 Vaccine Health Behaviors.” The PI is Virginia Commonwealth University. This project looks at visual social media and vaccine misinformation.
Many of our Zilber School of Public Health faculty and students are providing their time, energy and expertise to help our communities address the COVID-19 epidemic.
Public Health Minute
The COVID-19 pandemic has put public health in the spotlight. Epidemiology is in the news every day, but many of the terms and topics may be confusing. Zilber School of Public Health students in the Epidemiology Field Methods course created videos explaining public health terminology.