Even before the COVID-19 epidemic Latinx immigrants were a vulnerable population. Now, they are among those hardest hit, with a greater likelihood to have jobs that are insecure or increase their likelihood of exposure, and reduced access to health care or accurate information about how to protect themselves.
The research of Gabriela Nagy, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, focuses on the mental health needs of this group. In a recent interview, Will Alexander, director of communications in the Department of Neurology, talks to her about her many responsibilities at Duke and the impact the epidemic is having on the Latinx population. Nagy also talks about how to find quality mental health resources, and how individuals and institutions can help this community and ourselves.