Fourteen Gevirtz School students among the presenters at the Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI) Collaborative Symposium on November 6

Monday, November 2, 2020
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The 55 UCSB graduate students—including fourteen from the Gevirtz School—who received summer mini-grants through the Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI) program will take part in a Collaborative Symposium on Friday, November 6, 1 – 2:30 pm. It is free but participants must register online prior to the event.

The students conducted research on a broad array of topics related to COVID-19 and its implications. The students also discussed their research with each other in topical breakout groups, providing an opportunity for multidisciplinary learning. For the MRCI Collaborative Symposium, these topical groups will share on their related research projects and their experiences. The Gevirtz School students conducted research ranging from examining different types of discrimination related to the pandemic to discovering how to provide the best mental health care for teachers and front-line responders during this difficult time.

The Gevirtz School awardees were:

From the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology

Sepideh Alavi, “Parenting During a Global Pandemic: Health Care Providers and Their Families at the Frontline of COVID-19”

Maggie Chan, “Teacher Stress and Well-being Amid the COVID-19 Crisis”

Daniel Del Cid and Melissa Janson, “COVID-19’s Impact on Essential Workers’ Distress, Perceptions of Parenting, and Child Mental Health Symptoms”

Jessica Green Rosas, Erika Luis Sanchez, J.C. Gonzalez, and Corinna Klein, “Implementation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy during COVID-19”

Isabel Lopez, partnering with Chantel Haughton (Department of Communication), “Family Discussions about Mental Health in Black and Latinx Communities in the Context of COVID-19 and Civil Unrest”

Chava Nerenberg, “Resilient in the Face of Lockdown: Application of Best Practices from Mental Health Professionals Serving Aid Workers to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Ginette Sims, “Stereotyping, Discrimination, and Forced Affiliation: Examining Asian-Americans Experiences of COVID-19”

From the Department of Education

John Cano Barrios, “Understanding faculty’s experiences in transitioning from face-to-face to online instruction in an R1 university during the coronavirus pandemic”

Rachel Schuck, “Special Education Teachers’ Perspectives on Parental Involvement During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place”

Jing Yu, “Lost in Lockdown? The Impact of COVID-19 on International Student Mobility”

[Awardees are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at george@education.ucsb.edu]