Lecture to address mental health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 04, 2020

The College of Health and Human Development will host M. Daniele Fallin, Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor in Mental Health and chair of the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, at 4 p.m. via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, May 7, 2020 for the next presentation in its Dean’s Lecture Series: Perspectives on the Pandemic.

This presentation, “Mental Health and the COVID Pandemic,” will summarize recent findings on the psychological effects of the pandemic, as well as offer some strategies for prevention and intervention as the pandemic, and its after-effects, continue.

Event details:

Thursday, May 7, 4 to 5 p.m.

Participate via Zoom

About the Presenter

Fallin is internationally known for her leadership in understanding the genetic epidemiology of conditions associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorders, and in the integration of genetic susceptibility and environmental risk.

M. Daniele Fallin
IMAGE: Johns Hopkins

Her research focuses on methodology for population and family-based tests of genetic associations with human disease. Working with the Center for Excellence in Genome Sciences, she seeks to expand the field of epigenetic epidemiology and discover the epigenetic contributions to human disease. 

Fallin is the second Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor in Mental Health at Johns Hopkins. She currently holds joint appointments as professor in the school’s Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate in genetic epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University and holds a bachelor of science from the University of Florida. Fallin joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2000.

About the series

The College of Health and Human Development Dean’s Lecture Series: Perspectives on the Pandemic seeks to help better understand the COVID-19 pandemic from a public health perspective. Learn more and find links to recordings of previous lectures a hhd.psu.edu/Deans-Lecture-Series.

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Last Updated May 05, 2020