Psychiatry Grand Rounds 2/11 | Rachel Donnelly, PhD


Donnelly Grand Rounds


"Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Interplay of Individual Stressors and State Sociopolitical Contexts"

February 11 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Rachel Donnelly, PhD

Webinar ID: 926 0419 5205


The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the likelihood that individuals will be exposed to stressors that may undermine mental health. However, these individual-level processes unfold within macro-level contexts. This presentation uses nationally representative data to examine whether state-level policies exacerbate or ameliorate the mental health consequences of stress during the pandemic.

The activity is designed to help the learner:

1. Describe how individual experiences can be shaped by the sociopolitical environment
2. Explain how state-level contexts affect the mental health of people during the COVID-19 pandemic
3. Apply theoretical frameworks for stress and health to specific examples during the pandemic

About the Speaker:

Rachel Donnelly, PhD is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on social determinants of health across the life course, with an emphasis on stress, work, and family relationships. In her research, she considers how disparate experiences by gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity shape mental and physical health outcomes. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, and Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences..


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February 11 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Rachel Donnelly, PhD


This talk is sponsored by the

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.