Gender, COVID-19 and the Social Determinants of Women’s Health

We are excited to announce the spring symposium entitled: Gender, COVID-19, and the Social Determinants of Women's Health.

Speakers include Janine Clayton, NIH Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Women's Health, Sabina Rashid, Dean and Professor BRAC School of Public Health, Bangladesh, and Crystal Coles, Assistant Professor, OMSW Chair of Urban Children, Youth, and Families Specialization, Morgan State University.

Date: May 24, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (virtual panels), in-person reception 4-6 p.m.

To register, visit: Registration link

Women, men, and gender diverse people have been differentially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence shows that the social, economic, and non-COVID-19 related health impacts have disproportionately affected women. Women, for example, have experienced greater job losses, increased caregiving responsibilities, increased rates of gender-based violence, and barriers to accessing essential maternal and reproductive health care. Gendered risk and vulnerability, however, is not equally distributed, and some groups of women have experienced these effects even more acutely. This symposium will explore how women have been affected by COVID-19 and related response measures (or lack thereof), and what has been done, or should be done, to effectively address these inequities.

The symposium is hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender Research and Morgan State University and will include two virtual panels followed by an in-person reception later in the day. Food and drinks will be provided at the reception which will take place at 16 On the Park Rooftop Bar + Grille at the Residence Inn Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, 800 North Wolfe St. The venue has both outdoor and indoor space available.

For more information, please contact Morgan Sherer at msherer2@jhu.edu.