Karestan C. Koenen featured in Thrive Global and WBUR’s Cognoscenti

Dr. Karestan C. Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, has recently co-authored two articles in Thrive Global (Battling the Pandemic of Fear, Physical Distance and Social Solidarity: Not Social Distancing!) and an article in WBUR’s Cognoscenti (Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus).

In Battling the Pandemic of Fear, Dr. Koenen and others raise concerns about how the fear of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can impact one’s mental health. She and Jane J. Kim, fellow Professor of Health Decision Science and Dean of Academic Affairs, writes in Physical Distance and Social Solidarity about the problematic use of the term “social distancing” in the digital age. In Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus, Drs. Koenen and Archana Basu offer advice to parents in how to communicate about COVID-19 to their children.