COVID-19 and Vulnerable Communities with Mercedes Carnethon, PhD
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, a Northwestern Medicine epidemiologist and population science expert, talks about how COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color the most and what can be done to help these vulnerable communities as the pandemic continues and vaccine rollout lags behind.
"We see the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy in the communities who are hardest hit by COVID-19. It really breaks my heart, frankly, because we're seeing Black communities far less likely to be willing to accept a vaccine."
- Vice Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
- Mary Harris Thompson Professor
- Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology
- Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
- Member of Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
In this episode, Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and how she and her colleagues have been promoting measures that could protect older adults and
- Carnethon's 2018 publication in JAMA about obesity and high diabetes risk for Black adults
- Recording of Carnethon presenting to the U.S. Senate's Special Committee on Aging—The COVID-19 Pandemic and Seniors: A Look at Racial Health Disparities
- CDC report on COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
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Recorded on Jan 28, 2020.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
Physicians who listen to this podcast may claim continuing medical education credit after listening to an episode of this program.
Academic/Research, Multiple specialties
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify the research interests and initiatives of Feinberg faculty.
- Discuss new updates in clinical and translational research.
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mercedes Carnethon, MD, has nothing to disclose. Course director, Robert Rosa, MD, has nothing to disclose. Planning committee member, Erin Spain, has nothing to disclose. Feinberg School of Medicine's CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME, Sheryl Corey, Manager of CME, Jennifer Banys, Senior Program Administrator, Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator, Katie Daley, Senior Program Coordinator, and Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2.