It’s been a big month for Loyce Pace.   Last week, she was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board—but as she pointed out on Twitter, “I still very much have a day job”—as president and executive director of Global Health Council. 

Overall, American Indian and Alaskan Native populations have COVID-19 case rates 3.5X higher than whites—but the breakdown is far from even.  

Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…

For years, Texas laws have scaled back access to low-cost abortion and reproductive health services, making access increasingly difficult for Latinx women.   For much of April, the state had a near-total ban on abortions, deemed “non-essential” amid the pandemic.     The…

“I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic.”  When it emerged last week that President Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic, public health experts found a couple structural flaws in his argument.  First, societies…

Immigration status is the biggest predictor of COVID-19 infection status among Latinos in Massachusetts—followed by housing and work status, a new Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study shows.

“If you tangle with culture, culture will always win.” When it comes to COVID-19, global health leader Bill Foege’s words have never been more apt. Culture is critical to understanding Americans’ divided response to COVID-19, but no one is talking about it.

The Darien Gap “a wild, lawless stretch” of jungle between Colombia and Panama, is one of the world's most dangerous migration routes.  

Grim forecasts for COVID-19’s toll on California’s homeless population have yet to happen. No one knows exactly why but part of the reason may be because of the potentially lower risk of being outdoors.   A lack of good data blurs the picture—hospitals and death…

The economic toll of COVID-19 is gutting Latin America’s research infrastructure at a time when it’s needed most.   Latin America is home to less than 10% of the global population but nearly a third of reported COVID-19 deaths. Researchers who rushed to lend their expertise…