If the last year of the global COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that the time for public health is now! Through the 2021 PHX Summer Institute, PHX supported the academic and professional development of hundreds of public health professionals.
While the virtual conference platform doesn’t replace the experience of being able to present physically in front of someone, NEPHTC aimed to do the next best thing by making the poster sessions dynamic and interactive.
While it’s certainly a decidedly unique time to be treading the waters of the job market, the circumstances don’t mean that all hope is lost. In fact, the transition to remote work has helped some organizations and employees flourish in ways that were previously foreign.
Over the course of two one-hour online sessions students learned to gather data and analyze it using the free coding software “R”. They used real-world data from the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts to visualize the data in graphs and tables.
The consequences of Covid-19 do not end at the hospital doors: communities of color are more likely to experience the pandemic’s harmful effects on wealth, housing, and education long after the pandemic is over. Wealth, housing, and education are self-reinforcing and inextricably linked to health.