Register now for UC ITS Webinar, 2/25: COVID-19 Effects on the Mobility of Vulnerable Populations

February 9, 2021

COVID-19 Effects on the Mobility of Vulnerable Populations

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12pm - 1:15pm PT

SafeTREC Co-director Dr. David Ragland will join Dr. Katherine Chen, internal medicine physician and postdoctoral fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA in a webinar hosted by the UC Institute of Transportation Studies on February 25th to discuss how COVID-19 has severely impacted the ability of vulnerable populations to access critical services and resources. Vulnerable populations face a number of risks and challenges when traveling during COVID-19 including increased exposure to COVID-19, less frequent public transit service, and unreliable paratransit and non-emergency medical transportation services.

This webinar will discuss critical transportation challenges facing vulnerable populations through two research projects from the UC ITS, including Dr. Chen's project examining healthcare access challenges and Dr. Ragland's project assessing how the mobility of older adults has changed during COVID-19. These projects offer key insights on compounding inequalities, opportunities in telehealth, and the feasibility of alternative transportation services. Researchers will also offer key policy insights that can drive more equitable transportation services and access for vulnerable populations. Register here.

Learn more about the research

Transportation Access to Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Trends and Implications for Significant Patient Populations and Health Care Needs

Research Team: Katherine L. Chen, M.D.; Madeline Brozen, M.U.R.P; Jeffrey E. Rollman, M.P.H., N.R.P; Tayler Ward; Keith Norris, M.D., Ph.D.; Kimberly D. Gregory, M.D., M.P.H.; and Frederick J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mobility Needs of an Aging Population in Contra Costa County 

Research Team: David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH, Glenn Shor, PhD, MPP, and Grace Felschundneff.