COVID-19 Brings Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Focus: Implications for Population Mental Health

About this forum

In this online forum, Dr. Karestan Koenen and Dr. Bizu Gelaye host Dr. Margarita Alegria and Dr. Cindy Liu for a panel discussion addressing the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities. Given the growing evidence showing mental health effects of COVID-19, this panel discussion focuses on the roles communities and institutions can play in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care.

Hosted by

Dr. Karestan Koenen
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Bizu Gelaye
Assistant Professor
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health


Dr. Margarita Alegria
Professor, Departments of Medicine & Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Cindy Liu
Director, Developmental Risk and Cultural Disparities Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatric Newborn Medicine & Psychiatry
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School