First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Chenchen CuiFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Rui Liu

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

The emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), took the world by surprise with its alarming rate of spread and devastating consequences. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people faced serious challenges, including the deteriorating health of infected loved ones, economic struggles, and political and social unrest. The origin of the first reported cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, coupled with racial references to the virus as the “Chinese virus” or “Kung Flu,” fueled the rise of anti-Asian sentiment and xenophobia in the United States. Anger, fear, and social media influence have further led to negative stereotyping, discrimination, and hate towards people of Asian descent. Asian American communities are heavily affected by negative sentiments and hate-related incidents. However, the impact of COVID-19-related anti-Asian discrimination on the health of Asian Americans has not been clearly explored. This study aims to review existing evidence on the impact of COVID-19-related discrimination on mental health outcomes among Asian Americans. The summarized research suggests the need to tailor public health interventions and community-based programs to help bring more awareness, healing, and support to the Asian American community.

College and Major available

College of Health Professions, Health Science

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HS299, Dr. Rui Liu

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Health Science Major

Psychology Minor

Pre-OT track

Class of 2022

Honorable mention, Dean's Prize: College of Health Professions 2022 award.

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

The Racial Impact of COVID-19 on Asian Americans' Mental Health

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

The emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), took the world by surprise with its alarming rate of spread and devastating consequences. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people faced serious challenges, including the deteriorating health of infected loved ones, economic struggles, and political and social unrest. The origin of the first reported cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, coupled with racial references to the virus as the “Chinese virus” or “Kung Flu,” fueled the rise of anti-Asian sentiment and xenophobia in the United States. Anger, fear, and social media influence have further led to negative stereotyping, discrimination, and hate towards people of Asian descent. Asian American communities are heavily affected by negative sentiments and hate-related incidents. However, the impact of COVID-19-related anti-Asian discrimination on the health of Asian Americans has not been clearly explored. This study aims to review existing evidence on the impact of COVID-19-related discrimination on mental health outcomes among Asian Americans. The summarized research suggests the need to tailor public health interventions and community-based programs to help bring more awareness, healing, and support to the Asian American community.