Black History Month: Research SeriesVirtual Zoom Meeting
Although we have learned of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on BIPOC, we are yet to understand the full extent of the impacts as investigators provide evidence. Rachel Goode will present on the effects of COVID on the specific impact of the pandemic on Black women reporting disordered eating behaviors. This innovative study focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the eating behaviors of Black women. Anjalee Sharma will present on a study that assesses stress, coping, and anxiety among essential workers of color during COVID-19. Specific mechanisms of coping assessed will include binge eating and substance use. Other factors assessed will explore anxiety levels and perceived stress during the pandemic. Sharon Parker will present a qualitative analysis on the impact of COVID-19 and the intimate partner relationships of Black women attending an Historically Black College and University and predominately White University in the Southern United States. We will explore how COVID-19 impacted partner communication and sexual behavior.