Student Presentations: IMCIC 2022

Health Disparities and COVID-19

Fiona Shafer, Christie Nelson, Karen Bemis

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses across the nation and the world, data suggests the virus disproportionately impacts marginalized communities (KKF, 2020). Specifically, disparities exist in infection rates and disease outcomes by race and ethnicity in the United States. However, it is unknown to what degree these differences have impacted specific communities across the country. During this research project, various avenues related to COVID-19 were researched, including but not limited to long-term care facilities and education systems.