How Coronavirus Is Impacting the Most Vulnerable

illustration of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Click Here for the Latest on COVID-19 from Michigan Public Health Experts

 

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.

Listen to "How Coronavirus Is Impacting the Most Vulnerable 4.3.20" on Spreaker.

subscribe social icons

Subscribe and listen to Population Healthy on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Be sure to follow us at @umichsph on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, so you can share your perspectives on the issues we discussed, learn more from Michigan Public Health experts, and share episodes of the podcast with your friends on social media.

 

In This Episode

Sharon KardiaSharon Kardia

Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Sharon Kardia is a Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her main research interests are in the genetic epidemiology of common chronic diseases and their risk factors. She is particularly interested in gene-environment and gene-gene interactions and in developing strategies to understand the complex relationship between genetic variation, environmental variation, and risk of common chronic diseases. Learn more.


Jon ZelnerJon Zelner

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health
Jon Zelner is a social epidemiologist focused on understanding and targeting the joint social and biological drivers of infectious disease risk. His work blends theory and methods from sociology and epidemiology, with an emphasis on the development and use of novel computational and statistical methods for integrating social and biological data. Learn more.

What We’re Talking About

Recent Posts

  • How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus
  • How Do Hospitals Prepare for a Pandemic?
  •  Is Social Distancing Working?
  • Flattening the Curve: Slowing the Spread and What Happens If We Don't
  • Coronavirus and Social Isolation: How to Cope
  • What Goes into Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine