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The mental health impact of COVID-19 in Latin America: Insights from the Health Care Workers Study

March 23, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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This seminar presents and contextualizes the initial results from the Health Care Workers study, a multinational, bottom-up initiative aimed to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of health care workers in Latin America and elsewhere. We showcase four countries: Bolivia, Chile, Mexico and Brazil, and include examination of factors impacting mental health such as sociodemographics (e.g., gender), workplace (e.g., availability of personal protection equipment), and context (e.g., lack of trust in government).


Columbia University*

  • Ezra Susser
  • Franco Mascayano


  • Armando Basagoitia (NGO "Salud Global Bolivia")
  • María Teresa Solís Soto (Universidad de O'Higgins)


  • Jorge Ramírez (Universidad de Chile)
  • Olga Toro (Universidad de Chile)


  • Andréa Tenório C da Silva (University of São Paulo)


  • Sol Durand (Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría, Mexico City)


  • Rubén Alvarado (Universidad de Chile)


  • Manuela Orjuela-Grimm*, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics (in the HICCC) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Some of the presentations will be in Spanish. There will be no simultaneous translation for these presentations. This event will take place through Zoom. To register, click here. 

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