Taka Yamashita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy and a social gerontologist. Prof. Yamashita and two of his graduate students, Shalini Sahoo and Roberto Millar, have been compiling research briefs that describe COVID-19 related death rates by age group and provides important information for the public:
Also check out Dr. Yamashita’s video below, in which he discusses some of the social inequalities that exist for the aging population, with a focus on digital divide, in relation to COVID-19:
Dr. Taka Yamashita was interviewed by the Institute of Education Science, U.S. Department of Education. A short discussion on the social inequality in the COVID-19 epidemic can be found here:
- Real-World Responses in Real Time: Social Inequality in Access to COVID-19 Information, Inside IES Research (May 5, 2020)
Dr. Roberto Millar has published an article that was featured in the CDC’s Health Communication Digest. Dr. Millar also created the video research briefs below based on his latest article.