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Dodge Francis identifies impacts of coping with COVID-19 on women of color in the US

This study—co-authored by Carolee Dodge Francis, Ecology of Human Well-Being Professor—was conducted to identify processes of coping with COVID-19 and determine their impact on emotional well-being for women of color in the United States. A small, positive correlation existed between COVID-19 stressors and depressive symptoms. COVID-19 had a significant impact on the increase of stress and depressive symptoms as well as the decrease of resilience for women of color in the United States. These results can be translated into actionable care plans for clinicians and public health professionals that inform the development of tailored, culturally appropriate, equitable, and gender-specific mental health care for women of color in the age of COVID-19.

Read the full article at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00221678221123111