After most Americans have been vaccinated for COVID-19, what are the many ways in which life, and our physical and mental health, will change? Medical and psychology experts from USC discuss the benefits and challenges of living in a post-pandemic world.
This webinar on life after the COVID-19 vaccine features Stanley Huey, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Psychology and American Studies and Ethnicity, and USC Center for the Changing Family member; Jeffrey Klausner, USC Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine; and Darby Saxbe, USC Dornsife Associate Professor of Psychology and USC Center for the Changing Family Director. Moderated by Howard Hu, USC Professor and Department of Preventative Medicine Flora L. Thornton Chair.
Who Will Benefit
– Those questioning the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against virus variants
– Families seeking advice on how to safely socialize post-vaccine
– Those who want to understand how the pandemic has impacted mental health declines, suicide rates and instances of domestic abuse
About Our Featured Faculty
Darby Saxbe is an Associate Professor of Psychology at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Director of USC Dornsife Center for the Changing Family. Dr. Saxbe’s research explores both biological and social processes that take place within the rich interpersonal context of the family. Saxbe uses interdisciplinary approaches, including modeling patterns of hormones like cortisol and testosterone and employing neuroimaging, to understand the neural correlates of family relationship behavior. Saxbe earned a PhD in clinical psychology from University of California, Los Angeles and a BA in psychology and English literature from Yale University.
Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, is a Professor and the Flora L. Thornton Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He is a physician-scientist, internist and preventive medicine specialist, with a doctoral degree in epidemiology. Since 1990, Dr. Hu has led multi-institutional and international teams of scientists, students and fellows devoted to investigating the environmental, nutritional, social, psychosocial, genetic and epigenetic determinants of chronic disease and impaired child development in birth cohort and aging cohort studies in the U.S., Mexico, India, China, and elsewhere around the world. His team’s work has generated over 300 publications and won several awards, such as the 1999 Progress and Achievement Award from the U.S. NIH/NIEHS, the 2009 Linus Pauling Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the American Public Health Association, and the 2015 John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.
Jeffrey Klausner is a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. From 1998-2009 Dr. Klausner was a Deputy Health Officer, Director of STD Prevention and Control Services at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, member of the UCSF School of Medicine faculty in the Divisions of AIDS and Infectious Diseases and Attending Physician at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Klausner’s research interests are in applied epidemiology and the prevention and control of infectious diseases of public health importance like HIV, STDs, TB, COVID-19 and cryptococcal infections. Dr. Klausner has a particular interest in the use of technology—information, digital, and laboratory—to facilitate access to treatment for disadvantaged populations. Dr. Klausner has been funded by the NIH, CDC, private pharmaceutical and test manufacturers to study the benefits of new ways to find and treat infectious diseases. Dr. Klausner is a frequent advisor to the CDC, NIH and WHO and a popular public speaker. Dr. Klausner is a highly sought after mentor who has trained dozens of fellows, residents and students of medicine and public health.
Stan Huey is Associate Professor of Psychology and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a member of the USC Dornsife Center for the Changing Family. Dr. Huey’s research targets three primary areas: (1) psychotherapy effects with children and adolescents, (2) culture-responsive treatments for ethnic minorities, and (3) psychotherapy mechanisms that lead to clinical change. His work has appeared in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He joined the USC psychology faculty in 2000. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles and BA in Psychology, Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley.