ISR Insights Speaker Series – Mental Health and Well-being Among Older Americans During the Pandemic: The COVID-19 Coping Study

June 24, 2020

ANN ARBOR – ISR Insights Speaker Series is a series focusing on the research happening at ISR.

Wednesday, July 15, 1pm EST

COVID-19 has both immediate and long-term consequences for the health and well-being of Americans. Older adults are not only at higher risk for severe illness from the disease, but may also be especially vulnerable to social and emotional harms associated with the pandemic. In this ISR Insights talk, Drs. Jessica Finlay (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social Environment and Health, ISR) and Lindsay Kobayashi (Assistant Professor, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health) discuss insights from the COVID-19 Coping Study of nearly 7,000 adults aged 55+ from across the country. The talk shares participants’ perspectives and diverse experiences during the first upswing of the pandemic, including major sources of stress and ways of coping.

 

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