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Inspired by research on COVID-19 and HIV
Produced by Jess Rassp
Written by Lane Michael Stanley
Directed by Ben Pierce
Performed by Christian Gonzalez
Qiao, S., Li, Z., Weissman, S., Li, X., Olatosi, B., Davis, C., & Mansaray, A. B. (2020). Disparity in HIV service interruption in the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Carolina. AIDS and Behavior, 1-9.
Shiau, S., Krause, K. D., Valera, P., Swaminathan, S., & Halkitis, P. N. (2020). The burden of COVID-19 in people living with HIV: a syndemic perspective. AIDS and Behavior, 24(8), 2244-2249.
Marziali, M. E., Card, K. G., McLinden, T., Wang, L., Trigg, J., & Hogg, R. S. (2020). Physical distancing in COVID-19 may exacerbate experiences of social isolation among people living with HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 24(8), 2250-2252.
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Women
Produced by Strand Theater Company
Written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard
Directed by Erin Riley
Performed by O’Malley Steuerman
Sergent, K., & Stajkovic, A. D. (2020). Women’s leadership is associated with fewer deaths during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative and qualitative analyses of United States governors. Journal of Applied Psychology. https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2020-47004-001.pdf
Coscieme, L., Fioramonti, L., Mortensen, L. F., Pickett, K. E., Kubiszewski, I., Lovins, H., ... & De Vogli, R. (2020). Women in power: female leadership and public health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. medRxiv.https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.13.20152397v2.full.pdf+html
Meagher, K., Singh, N. S., & Patel, P. (2020). The role of gender inclusive leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic to support vulnerable populations in conflict settings. BMJ Global Health, 5(9), e003760. https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/9/e003760.full
Gabster, B. P., van Daalen, K., Dhatt, R., & Barry, M. (2020). Challenges for the female academic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet, 395(10242), 1968-1970.
I'm Old School
Dance of the Dead Inside
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Older Americans
Produced by Arena Players, Inc.
Written by Reynaldo Piniella
Directed by Mari Andrea Travis
Performed by Karen Chase
Monahan, C., Macdonald, J., Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., & Levy, S. R. (2020). COVID-19 and ageism: How positive and negative responses impact older adults and society. American Psychologist, 75(7), 887–896.
Seifert, A., Cotten, S. R., & Xie, B. (2020). A double burden of exclusion? Digital and social exclusion of older adults in times of COVID-19. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.
Krendl, A. C., & Perry, B. L. (2021). The impact of sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults’ social and mental well-being. The Journals of Gerontology Series B. 76(2), e53-e58.
Lam, K., Lu, A. D., Shi, Y., & Covinsky, K. E. (2020). Assessing telemedicine unreadiness among older adults in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA internal medicine, 180(10), 1389-1391. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2768772
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Healthcare workers
Produced by Jess Rassp
Written by Jessica Kim
Directed by Jess Rassp
Performed by Saraniya Tharmarajah
Hennein, R., & Lowe, S. (2020). A hybrid inductive-abductive analysis of health workers’
experiences and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Plos one, 15(10), e0240646. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0240646
Iheduru‐Anderson, K. (2020). Reflections on the lived experience of working with limited
personal protective equipment during the COVID‐19 crisis. Nursing Inquiry, e12382
Greenberg, N., Docherty, M., Gnanapragasam, S., & Wessely, S. (2020). Managing mental
health challenges faced by healthcare workers during covid-19 pandemic. BMJ, 368:m1211 https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1211.full
Cox, C. L. (2020). ‘Healthcare Heroes’: problems with media focus on heroism from healthcare
workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of medical ethics, 46(8), 510-513.
How to be a Carved Horse
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Social Media
Produced by Single Carrot Theatre
Written by Shawn Reddy
Directed by Genevieve de Mahy
Performed by Surasree Das
Ölcer, S., Yilmaz-Aslan, Y., & Brzoska, P. (2020). Lay perspectives on social distancing and other official recommendations and regulations in the time of COVID-19: a qualitative study of social media posts. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1-9. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-020-09079-5
Nabity-Grover, T., Cheung, C. M., & Thatcher, J. B. (2020). Inside out and outside in: How the COVID-19 pandemic affects self-disclosure on social media. International Journal of Information Management, 55, 102188.
Pennycook, G., McPhetres, J., Zhang, Y., Lu, J. G., & Rand, D. G. (2020). Fighting COVID-19 misinformation on social media: Experimental evidence for a scalable accuracy-nudge intervention. Psychological science, 31(7), 770-780.
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Racial Disparities
Produced by Two Strikes Theatre Collective
Written by Christin Eve Cato
Directed by Aladrian C. Wetzel
Performed by Marjuan Canady
Kakani, P., Chandra, A., Mullainathan, S., & Obermeyer, Z. (2020). Allocation of COVID-19 relief funding to disproportionately Black counties. JAMA, 324(10), 10001003. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2770395?casa_token=m5aFsq7LN0wAAAAA:igG8ZUnHLN_yRWa5lnmA7lMkNTiYyONX9G48xiG28fsAsooCMp--jfuzjbpC4jq30p-vDNYUILs
Pirtle, W.N. (2020). Racial capitalism: A fundamental cause of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic inequities in the United States. Health & Education Behavior, 47(4), 504–508. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1090198120922942
Sneed, R. S., Key, K., Bailey, S., & Johnson-Lawrence, V. (2020). Social and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in African-American communities: Lessons from Michigan. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(5), 446.
Ordaz-Johnson, O. H., Croff, R. L., Robinson, L. D., Shea, S. A., & Bowles, N. P. (2020). More Than a Statistic: a Qualitative Study of COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention Optimization for Black Americans. Journal of general internal medicine, 35(12), 3750-3752.
Better Cooking than Talking
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Economic and food insecurity
Produced by Fells Point Corner Theatre
Written by Alli Hartley-Kong
Directed by Noah Silas
Performed by Valerie Lewis
Haynes-Maslow, L., Hardison-Moody, A., Patton-Lopez, M., Prewitt, T. E., Byker Shanks, C., Andress, L., ... & Jilcott Pitts, S. (2020). Examining Rural Food-Insecure Families’ Perceptions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: A Qualitative Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(17), 6390.
Leddy, A. M., Weiser, S. D., Palar, K., & Seligman, H. (2020). A conceptual model for understanding the rapid COVID-19–related increase in food insecurity and its impact on health and healthcare. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 112(5), 1162-1169.
Get Ready with Me
Inspired by research on COVID-19 and Young Americans
Produced by Single Carrot Theatre
Written by Britt A Willis
Directed by Lauren Erica Jackson
Performed by B Kleymeyer
Son, C., Hegde, S., Smith, A., Wang, X., & Sasangohar, F. (2020). Effects of COVID-19 on college students’ mental health in the United States: Interview survey study. Journal of medical internet research, 22(9), e21279.
Fish, J. N., McInroy, L. B., Paceley, M. S., Williams, N. D., Henderson, S., Levine, D. S., & Edsall,R. N. (2020). “I’m Kinda Stuck at Home With Unsupportive Parents Right Now”: LGBTQ Youths’ Experiences With COVID-19 and the Importance of Online Support. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(3), 450-452. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X20303116
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