COVID-19: What Comes Next Forum


Location: Virtual

The Health and Well-being Initiative's Social Determinants of Well-being Taskforce welcomed creative, innovative proposals for a community-wide forum, titled "COVID-19: What Comes Next." The forum will include four panels with topics including women's health, infrastructure, learning, and social underpinnings.

Each section will include 10 minutes for each presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A. 

To register for the forum, please click here.

Please contact Jessica Brookshire, senior program director of the Office of Clinical Partnerships, with any questions.

Forum Schedule

9 a.m. Forum Start

Opening Remarks

  • Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research and professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering

9:05 - 10:00 a.m. Women's Health: Building support for women during and after pregnancy 

Moderator: Yenupini Joyce Adams, visiting assistant professor of global health in the Keough School of Global Affairs

Is Breast Always Best? The Impact of Breastfeeding on Infant Health in a Predominantly Low-Income Population

  • Sarah Kroeger, research assistant professor at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, and Kristen Cornelson, assistant professor of economics

Holistic Support for Pregnant, Birthing, and Postpartum Women During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Coalition-building forum

  • Kathleen Sobiech, adjunct assistant teaching professor in the Masters of Global Health Program

10 - 11 a.m. Infrastructure: Using public health and engineering tools to understand how COVID-19 impacts our community's health and well-being and the implications for the built environment

Moderator: Ann-Marie Conrado, associate professor of industrial design and anthropology

Indiana COVID-19 Registry

  • Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame and professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics

Joint Hazard Mitigation in the Era of COVID-19: Implications for Design and Operation of the Built Environment

  • Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences and associate professor of global affairs; co-director, integration lab, Keough School of Global Affairs

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learning: Understanding how students and others use remote experiences to create community and develop a response to COVID-19 grounded in ethics and social justice

Moderator: Pamela Nolan Young, director for academic diversity and inclusion

Learning Solidarity in a Remote Context

  • Ben Wilson, director of the Summer Service Learning Program at the Center for Social Concerns

What Are We Learning from this Stunningly Teachable Moment? A Research Plan to Examine Student and Community Moral/Ethical Development in Response to COVID-19 and Racial Justice Concerns

  • Jay Brandenberger, associate director of the Center for Social Concerns, director of the assessment and engaged scholarship, and director of academic community engagement

12 - 12:30 p.m. Break

12:30 -1:30 p.m. Social Underpinnings: Understanding the impact COVID-19 has on individual and societal behavior and outcomes

Moderator: Carolina Avendaño, director of research operations  for the Children's Environmental Health Initiative

Because of COVID: Making Sense of Excess Deaths During a Pandemic

Tracking the Effect of COVID-19 on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

  • Gerald Haeffel, associate professor of psychology, Ellen Gorman, Marissa Vander Missen, and Lily Brouder

The Meaning of Masks

  • Terence McDonnell, associate professor of sociology, director of graduate studies, and concurrent faculty in the Keough School of Global Affairs

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