The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

The Impact of COVID on Latino Communities

Evaluates and discusses the impact COVID-19 had on Latinx families with children with disabilities, health providers, and Latino/a individuals around the U.S. using a variety of methods such as surveys, interviews, and oral history.
Keywords: Intersectionality, families with disabilities, health providers, Voces 
Collaborators: Deborah Parra-Medina, Sandy Magaña, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

 

COVID-19 and Latino Communities (On Course with Liberal Arts panel discussion; video) 
Researchers from the Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin discuss their ongoing work to unmask inequities experienced by the Latinx community and the exacerbated effects of the COVID-19 crisis. 
Keywords: mental health, coping strategies, Voces of a Pandemic, Oral Histories, Latinx families of children with disabilities, mental health of health providers  
Collaborators: Luz Garcini, Sandy Magaña, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez 

 

Multidisciplinary panel with researchers from the Latino Research Institute's COVID Research Consortium,  experts from Dell Medical School, and the Migrant Clinicians Network discuss the factors influencing the prevention and effective treatment of Latino COVID patients, and the major concerns when it comes to tending to the physical and mental needs of Latinos.
Keywords: Mental health, Latinx youth, stress, well-being, health care workers,
Collaborators: Deborah Parra-Medina, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Carmen Valdez

 

Article discusses vaccine hesitancy among Latinos.
Keywords: COVID-19, vaccines, disinformation, anti-vaccination, Mexican-Americans 
Collaborators: Nelly Salgado de Snyder 

 

This article explores the disparities among minorities, women and people of color returning back to work a year later into the pandemic.
Keywords: unemployment, job recovery, work from home, minorities 
Collaborators: Rogelio Sáenz 

 

In this episode, Karma Chávez interviews Rogelio Saenz about his research documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Latinx communities in the US. 
Keywords: Latinos, inequalities, death rates 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

Discusses how more than 100,000 U.S. Latinos have now lost their lives to COVID-19. 
Keywords: death rate, Latinos 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This systematic review analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the living conditions of Latinos (Hispanics) in the U.S. from a social determinants of health perspective. 
Keywords: social determinants of health, conceptual model, systematic review 
Collaborators: Velia Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Marisol McDaniel, Deborah Parra-Medina 

 

This article discusses the implications of Latinos and Black Americans dying at rates 3.2 times higher than white Americans. 
Keywords: Latino, Black, death rates 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This brief report aims to highlight stark mortality disparities among older Latinos that result from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Keywords: adult, Hispanic, Latino, mortality, pandemic, covid-19 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

Blacks and Latinos were dying of COVID-19 at three times the rate of whites. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, Black, death rate 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This post highlights trends on COVID-19 cases and deaths among Latinos. 
Keywords: COVID-19, death rates, impact, Latino 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This article discusses the consequences of prematurely opening up Texas for business and how they disproportionately affect people of color and the poor. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, open businesses, Hispanic 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This blog shows how Latinos are overwhelmingly overrepresented among people infected with the COVID-19 virus relative to their share of the population. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This blog shows how Latinos are overrepresented among persons who caught the virus in 43 of 44 states. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate, infection rate 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This blog shows how Latinos are more than twice as likely to be among people who have contracted the virus in 35 of the 46 states. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate, infection rate 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This analysis uses census data to develop a profile of Latino workers. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate, workforce 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This policy brief shows how Latino non-citizens are essential to the U.S. economy as they are on the frontlines during the pandemic, but at the same time are put in even more dire situations risking their lives in the face of the pandemic as essential workers. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, job loss, workforce 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This policy brief provides an overview of the employment trends over the first four months of 2020. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Mexican immigrants  
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This policy brief demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on Texas workers. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, workforce, unemployment, Texas 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This blog demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on Texas workers. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, workforce, unemployment, Texas 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

 

This policy brief highlights the wide variations in unemployment and the level of job loss over the last several months that have taken place to date across the nation’s demographic groups that have historically suffered disparities in the workforce, including persons of color, women, and immigrants. 
Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, workforce, unemployment, Texas, job loss 
Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

 

 

Areas of Research

The Impact of COVID on Latino Communities
Mental Health
Education/College Life
Families