Date(s) - Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This seminar is hosted by the Columbia University Institute of Latin American Studies. The speakers will present and contextualize the initial results from the Health Care Workers study, a multinational, bottom-up initiative aimed to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of health care workers in Latin America and elsewhere. These results will provide insights into the health care system transformations due to the pandemic, the impact of these changes on the mental health of healthcare workers, and variations in government and societal responses across countries. We will discuss these results showcasing four countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Mexico. Special emphasis will be placed on analyzing differential impacts on mental health by sociodemographic (e.g., gender), workplace (e.g., availability of personal protection equipment), and contextual (e.g., lack of trust in government) factors.