A2: Social Determinants and the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: A Systematic Review
This presentation will discuss a concise review of the current literature to determine the social determinants of health that have contributed to the disparate rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. This information could help to inform policy makers and public health professionals of the areas in which they can provide targeted resources and interventions for this community.
Pat Stieg, MA CHES ® (Moderator)
Health Education Specialist
Carver County Health and Human Services
Patrick Stieg is a Certified Health Education Specialist with 35 years of professional experience in public health education, health promotion, and policy development. This includes 17 years at state and county public health departments, 12 years at a voluntary health organization at both the national and state levels, and 6 years at a health plan. Education includes a BS degree from Moorhead State University and a MA degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Extensive experience at the local, state and national levels in public and professional education, as well as public policy advocacy around the primary prevention of chronic diseases. This includes population-level health expertise in physical activity, nutrition and tobacco issues, as well as the underlying social determinants of health and well being. Volunteers on several statewide health related boards and commissions, as well as government parks, trails and recreation commissions at the municipal, county and state levels. Greatly values the opportunity to make connections between public health and public land use, for the menatal and physical health benefits of all people.
Maricel Gibson, MPH
Health Education Specialist
Los Angeles County Department of Health
Maricel Gibson is a new graduate public health professional currently working at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. She is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University's Master of Public Health program and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Biola University. Her love for public health began when she learned about the social determinants of health and the many factors besides biology that affect the health of communities. Her internship as a contact tracer during the COVID-19 pandemic motivated her to research the social factors that were leading to increased COVID-19 effects on certain communities in the United States. Her capstone project titled, Social Determinants and the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: A Systematic Review, looks at the social factors that have lead to the increased COVID-19 infection and mortality rates within the Hispanic/Latino community in the United States.