P10. Pandemic, Protests, and Penury: Syndemic Impacts on Mental Health and Self-Protective Behaviors of U.S. College Students


Concurrent with the Covid-19 pandemic, U.S. college students have been exposed to economic instability amidst a presidential election and widescale social activism addressing racial discrimination and race-based violence, with potentially overlapping impacts. Our survey of college attending students will examine these exposures from a syndemic perspective, measuring their individual and additive/interactive effects on common mental health outcomes, social connectedness, civic engagement, vaccine attitudes and acceptance of non-pharmaceutical interventions. Preliminary, original data will be presented.

Poster Category: Research


Presenter(s): Erica Gollub, DrPH, MPH, Melanie Cirillo, and  Josh Mendelsohn, MSc, PhD (Pace University)

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