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Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Among Essential Workers in the United States

May 5, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT


Dr. Tiana N. Rogers

Tiana N. Rogers, PhD is a Director of Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation at Sorenson Impact Center, a socially conscious think tank located within the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business. She leads a variety of portfolios using data to inform government and not-for-profit entities with capacity building in various areas. Her career has focused on conducting research and serving as a field expert in the areas of homelessness, child welfare & maltreatment, public health & policy, and racial disparities. In addition to being a published author with teaching experience, Dr. Rogers also consults with national and international social service organizations on program evaluation and development.

As COVID-19 deaths rise, existing structural inequalities continue to shape racial disparities. This webinar will investigate the racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality among America’s essential workers. Data from the American Community Survey and Current Population Survey was used to examine the relationship between COVID-19 deaths and occupational differences across racial / ethnic groups and states.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Examine COVID-19 trends among essential workers
  • Describe the relationship between the number of COVID-19 deaths and job differences across racial / ethnic groups and states
  • Discuss policy implications and the need for disaggregation of state-level data by race/ethnicity to ensure equitable and evidence-based response and recovery efforts.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

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May 5
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT
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Online – Virtual Event


Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health