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The June 2021 Symposium entitled, “Addressing Differential Impacts of COVID-19 in NYS: A Symposium and Edited Volume”, brings together leading scholars, researchers, and experts with a particular focus on health disparities in New York State during COVID-19. The pandemic has exacerbated racial and ethnic health and social disparities across New York State and beyond, and researchers and community partners are rapidly striving to create new knowledge, advance cutting-edge research, and disseminate novel interventions to effectively address minority health disparities in a 21st century pandemic.

Attendees of the Symposium will be participating in a peer-review process in addition to presenting their own extended abstracts, then leading to an edited book following the virtual summer gathering. The edited book will include a collection of the peer-reviewed chapters developed from their abstracts, consisting of rigorous interdisciplinary essays and empirical studies focused on the nature and extent of the disparities; environmental, socioeconomic and occupational factors causing NYS’s racial and ethnic minority groups to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; and evaluations of interventions designed to mitigate harm and build health equity.

For more information and to register for the symposium click here