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Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19: A Newswise Live Event for June 11, 2PM EDT

Topic: How has the pandemic affected the mental health of the public, mental health practitioners and telehealth, mental health of healthcare workers, and other psychology and behavioral science research about the pandemic

When: June 11, 2020. 2PM - 3PM EDT


  • Dr. Carl Weems Ph.D- Professor and Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Iowa State University
  • Dr. Olga Acosta Price - Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health - George Washington University
  • Nicole Wright, Ph.D - Assistant Professor - University of Miami
  • Vaile Wright, PhD - Senior Director for Health Care Innovation - American Psychological Association

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions

This live event will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after it is concluded.

Science News


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Education Won’t Be Normal After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 4

Will schools reopen in the fall? If schools remain closed, what will be the impact on students’ education, long-term? How has the pandemic already impacted students, from elementary through higher ed; how are schools at all levels adapting to teach...

– Newswise

includes video

Arts and Humanities


UNH Experts Available to Comment on What History Teaches About Protests

As activists around the world organize protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, and some escalate into more violent conflicts, experts at the University of New Hampshire point to historical parallels between the current Black Lives Matter prote...

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Early-life Education Improves Memory in Old Age – Especially for Women

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a study by investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center, published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition

Embargo expired on 05-Jun-2020 at 00:15 ET

Depression and loneliness during COVID-19

Americans experienced more depression and loneliness during the early COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study by Indiana University, but those who kept frequent in-person social and sexual connections had better mental health outcomes.

– Indiana University



One-third of American households face troubles paying bills

One-third of American families have lost income since the beginning of shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with such losses striking families from all economic groups, according to a new nationally representative survey by the RAND Corpor...

– RAND Corporation

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable: How to talk to your kids about racism

“As the mother of a black child – having to talk to my 10-year-old son about ongoing racism is heartbreaking for me,” said Andrea N. Taylor, PhD, adult psychologist with UT Physicians and UTHealth.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Law and Public Policy


Policing and Law Enforcement: Further Considerations from Psychological Science

Commentary by Ludmila Nunes, PhD, of the Association for Psychological Science on some research on police and stereotyping, police officers’ aggressiveness, and the impact of psychological science on policing in the United States.

– Association for Psychological Science

LifeWire Announcement

UIC’s campus-wide COVID-19 efforts

The UIC Innovation in COVID-19 Working Group (ICWG) was organized at UIC to assign resources to and manage COVID-19 medical-related projects.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New initiative uses data science to confront the growing peril of disinformation

The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced a partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that will focus on addressing a topic of growing public concern: disinformation. The new c...

– NYU Tandon School of Engineering





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