The present study examines the differential associations of racial discrimination and mental health based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, foreign-born status, and educational attainment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research by Williams et al. – Patient and Clinician Satisfaction with the Early Implementation of Telemental Health Services
Dr. Sharifa Z. Williams, Assistant Professor and colleagues found both clinicians and patients experienced a high degree of satisfaction with mental health care delivered virtually compared with face-to-face encounters.
In addition to discussing the inspiration for her path to an academic career in public health and biostatistics. Shar Williams shares the research she has done in areas of depression, anxiety, suicide, and PTSD, and the findings that show exposure to discrimination and socio-economic disadvantages impact health outcomes.
To assess early trauma in this population, Professor Williams and colleagues administered the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) questionnaire to 856 participants over a nine-month period. 40% reported four or more ACEs. Among high scorers, emotional abuse, physical abuse and emotional neglect were the most prevalent ACE experiences.