A National Hotspot: The Coronavirus in Detroit

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Right now, the coronavirus pandemic and the measures we’ve undertaken to stop it are reshaping how millions of people live, work, learn, and manage their health. Though these measures bring difficult new challenges for each of us, for vulnerable populations like the elderly, those with chronic illness and mental health issues, and those without the means to work from home or access affordable healthcare, they can have life-threatening consequences.

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In This Episode

Roshanak MehdipanahRoshanak Mehdipanah

Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Mehdipanah's research focuses on urban health and health equity including urban renewal, planning, housing and gentrification. She’s led several projects on housing and health including health evaluations of housing policies on affordability and discrimination within the U.S.A. Dr. Mehdipanah is currently exploring the effects of the coronavirus pandemic at the intersection of housing and health. Learn more.

Paul FlemingPaul Fleming

Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Fleming's research focuses on the social determinants of health and health behaviors, with a focus on developing and evaluating interventions in poor and marginalized communities in Michigan and abroad. In Michigan, he uses a community-based participatory approach with Latinx immigrants to examine how policies and discrimination contribute to poor health outcomes. Dr. Fleming is currently applying that expertise to the coronavirus pandemic to educate on the social and structural policies that have led to increased health disparities for vulnerable populations. Learn more.

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