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Mar 21, 2022
COVID-19: Moving Forward (with Dr. Richard Carpiano)
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In this episode, UCR Professor of Public Policy Dr. Richard Carpiano talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about COVID-19 and its future.

About Dr. Carpiano:

Richard M. Carpiano is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. Trained as public and population health scientist and medical sociologist, Carpiano studies how social factors, such as socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, social connections, and community conditions, contribute to the physical and mental health of adults and children. His research focuses on an extensive range of health issues and populations, spanning the life course and US and international contexts.

Learn more about Dr. Carpiano via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/rcarpian

Podcast Highlights:

“There was this sort of false binary that you were either for public health...or you were somehow pro-economy.”

-       Dr. Carpiano on the politicization of COVID-19 and the divisions that were created. 

“I worry that we're getting in that same mindset again, cases are dropping, we can return to normal...and we're just not there yet.”

-       Dr. Carpiano on the cycle of opening and closing society. 

“This really is, in many respects, our new normal.”

-       Dr. Carpiano on the topic of COVID-19 being the "new normal" for our society.  


Dr. Carpiano (Professor of Public Policy)


Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine



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This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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