Monday September 21, 7:30 p.m.: Special Virtual Cafe - COVID-19 and Society

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:40

COVID-19 is not the first public health crisis in United States history and likely will not be the last. In this talk attendees will learn from UNG Assistant Professor Supriya Reddy, a specialist in Public Health, about pandemics and their effect on society. A brief description of the structure of the virus, the communicable disease model, and the chain of infection will also be given. 

Dr. Reddy's research interests are in the broad area of public health. Specifically, the utilization of health behavior theory to examine risky substance abuse behaviors among college students. Currently, she is examining theoretical predictors related to the mixing of alcohol and energy drinks among college undergraduates and plans to extend her research to other risky college health behaviors.

She also has an interest global health initiatives, which have led her to both South Africa and India. These endeavors involved the implementation of health education efforts related to tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and hand washing techniques.

SPECIAL NOTE:  This will be a virtual Cafe presented via Zoom.  To participate in this talk and to receive the link to the Zoom session,  copy this link to sign up at: 

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