Z2T Translational Network Response to COVID-19
Dr. Miller was part of a group of faculty from the SPH who had a conversation with President Schlissel regarding the impact of coronavirus response efforts. Please review the video of that conversation below. The SPH posted a Q & A with Dr. Miller on social distancing and mental health during the pandemic (link below) and the SPH podcasts includes Dr. Miller on 3/25/20 (link below).
DR. ALISON MILLER
Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Dr. Shawna J. Lee from the School of Social Work has created a research brief, Stress and Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“Parenting is hard, even in good times. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, American parents are being presented with new challenges on how best to meet their child’s needs. With schools and childcare centers closed, parents are providing more direct care for their children, with little respite from teachers and other caregivers. Furthermore, many are parenting their children under stressful conditions with a high degree of economic uncertainty. This research brief examines how parents are responding to their children during the Coronavirus pandemic.”
“Everybody is going to struggle in different ways, but kids are vulnerable and voiceless. Kids are going to suffer from this, too,” said Dr. Shawna Lee, associate professor of social work, whose research shows that the stress and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus is taking its toll on parents — and children are feeling the psychological and physical brunt of it.
DR. SHAWNA J. LEE
Director, SSW Program Evaluation Group,
Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
MC3 (led by Dr. Sheila Marcus) and MC3 Perinatal (led by Dr. Maria Muzik) provides guidance on diagnoses, medications, and psychotherapy interventions to primary care and obstetric providers throughout Michigan who are managing perinatal women and/or kids, and young adults (to age 26). MC3 and MC3 Perinatal is responding to the pandemic in the following ways:
DR. SHEILA MARCUS
Section Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
DR. MARIA MUZIK
Associate Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director, Women and Infants Mental Health Program (WIMHP)