May 15, 2020

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Early research has revealed that people of color, and those living in poverty and crowded housing situations have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. But these findings have come as no surprise to Diana Hernández, who grew up in the South Bronx and is still a resident of the diverse and historically low-income New York City neighborhood, which is a hotspot for the virus. The assistant professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - who studies how the places that we live impact our well-being - is acutely aware of those on the margins who have struggled during the coronavirus crisis. Hernández shares her experiences and explains why she hopes this will be a moment to address the problem of deepening inequality in America.

Diana Hernández, Sci and Tech, race, inequality, class

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