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Community Resilience and COVID-19


How are resource-poor communities in three distinctly different regions of the United States responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? What can be done to address root causes and prepare for future global change? This Working Group will pull together researchers in Puerto Rico, Juneau, Alaska and Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C. in order to better comprehend the social, policy, information, and community competence factors that impact resilience.

Working Group Lead

Robert Orttung, George Washington University

Working Group Members

Elizabeth Andrade, George Washington University
Meghan Chapple, George Washington University
Wendy Ellis, George Washington University
Cecilio Ortiz Garcia, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Ann Goldman, George Washington University
Marla Perez Lugo, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Harrison Newton, George Washington University
Jim Powell, University of Alaska Southeast
Tara Scully, George Washington University
Yaritza Sánchez Silva, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Sean Topkok, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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