COVID-19: What Comes Next Forum

The Health and Well-being Initiative's Social Determinants of Well-being Taskforce welcomed creative, innovative proposals for a community-wide forum, titled COVID-19: What Comes Next, to be held on Friday December 4, 2020.

Mark your calendar to attend.

Forum Schedule

Friday, December 4, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9 a.m. Forum Start

9:10 - 9:55 a.m.   Women's Health 

Is Breast Always Best? The Impact of Breastfeeding on Infant Health in a Predominantly Low-Income Population

Sarah Kroeger, Research Assistant Professor, Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities and Kristen Cornelson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Holistic Support for Pregnant, Birthing, and Postpartum Women During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Coalition-building forum

Kathleen Sobiech, Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor, Global Health Masters

10 - 10:45 a.m.   Infrastructure

Indiana COVID-19 Registry

Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame and Professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Joint Hazard Mitigation in the Era of COVID-19: Implications for Design and Operation of the Built Environment

Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Leo E and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

11 - 11:45 a.m.   Learning

Learning Solidarity in a Remote Context

Ben Wilson, Director, Summer Service Learning Program, Center for Social Concerns

What Are We Learning from this Stunningly Teachable Moment? A Research Plan to Examine Student and Community Moral/Ethical Development in Response to COVID-19 and Racial Justice Concerns

Jay Brandenberger, Associate Director, Center for Social Concerns; Director, Assessment and Engaged Scholarship; Director, Academic Community Engagement

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Break

12:30 -1:30 p.m.   Social Underpinnings

Because of COVID: Making Sense of Excess Deaths During a Pandemic

Catherine Bolten, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Tracking the Effect of COVID-19 on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Gerald Haeffel, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, with Ellen Gorman, Marissa Vander Missen and Lily Brouder

The Meaning of Masks

Terence McDonnell, Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies; Concurrent faculty, Keough School of Global Affairs, Department of Sociology

Forum Format: Zoom (Registration forthcoming)

  • 10 minutes for each research project 
  • 10 minutes of moderated Q&A following all project presentations


For more information, please contact Jessica Brookshire, senior program director of the Office of Clinical Partnerships.