Sociological Research on the Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis

Submitted by Ari Asercion on

It is clear that many in our community are finding continuity by getting engaged in research about various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With this in mind, we are pleased to share the news that the Population Health Initiative has awarded funding to several people in the department, including Kyle Crowder and Ian Kennedy for their project, "Prevailing Impacts of COVID-19 on Rental Housing Markets Across Metropolitan Areas and Neighborhoods," Tyler McCormick for "Measuring and Assessing Occupational Health and Safety in Low-Income Countries During COVID-19,” and Christine Leibbrand for "Mitigating the Mental Health Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis.”

In addition, Danny Nolan received funding from the department's James McCann Graduate Student Research Fund for his longitudinal interview project, “Meaning-Making During the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

Many of the topics sociologists study are brought into sharp relief by the COVID-19 crisis.  A sociological perspective on our experiences is essential if we are to reimagine a better future.