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has , and those living in poverty and crowded housing situations have been by COVID-19. But these findings have come as no surprise to , 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 . 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 and explains why she hopes this will be a moment to address the problem of deepening inequality in America.